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Prettier In Pink – [Chris Moon]

Sitting down to write about the latest from an artist named Chris Moon, “Prettier In Pink,” I really have no idea what to say. Something about the gentle blend between autotune and such candid, mesmeric lyrics strikes a chord in me that I didn’t even know existed, and while the easy comparison here is Frank Ocean, I feel as though resorting to such doesn’t really give the art a chance to breathe. Rather, it’s the subtle humor and refreshing soul of “Prettier In Pink” that gives this song its allure. Considering the very opening lyrics that I’m sure I’ll be singing all day long, “I stay in pink / Like my name was Killa Cam,” Moon is able to grab the listener’s ear from the song’s first seconds, maintaining this attention throughout. From there, the energy of “Prettier In Pink” grows and morphs as the song progresses, and as a result, you simply can’t turn your head away, as Moon constantly seems to present something new and exciting with each successive line. Needless to say, I highly recommend that all of our readers out there give this one a listen. Chris Moon is an artist to keep an eye out for, …

UnoTheActivist, Thouxanbanfauni, and the SoundCloud Age

In the age of the internet, the avenues in which we consume music are constantly changing. From DatPiff to Apple Music, artists and fans constantly chase one another around, assigning value to platforms using the metrics of social media and, often times, pure volume of music available. When people see new communities form, they flock, just as we have watched happen with SoundCloud in recent years. With this, eras of music are becoming increasingly defined by these avenues in which they’re experienced and therefore, remembered (Napster, being a prime example). We associate music with the platform we enjoyed it with, and not until the 2000s has this platform-defined nostalgia truly come to prominence — just look at social media and you can find a plethora of odes to the not-so-convenient methods of getting music that sites like Napster and Limewire once offered.  Adjacent is the fact that, in the age of digital streaming, the decision of which platforms are prominent and which platforms are left behind can often exhibit listener-induced trends in the ways we all consume and promote music. For SoundCloud, characterized by its accessibility and DIY spirit, it’s time to assess where we are on this curve, all …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

LL Presents: The Amir Tripp Q&A

Chicago native Amir Tripp has just released his brand new project titled PYRO, so I knew it was the perfect time to bring him in for our latest Lyrical Lemonade Q&A! Although Amir is still relatively new to releasing music under this moniker, you wouldn’t be able to tell in the least bit considering the quality of this tape. From the addictive melodies on the tracks like “Hardball” and “WAV”, or the relatable cuts “Hi 4 Da Lows” & “MIA”, there’s truly something for everyone. I predict that this is just the beginning for him, I am very eager to see where he takes it from here, but for now stream the previously mentioned project & learn a thing or two about him below! Follow Amir on Twitter here! — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.   AT: My name is Amir Tripp. I’ an artist and producer — EM: Where are you from? AT: from the west side Austin/Oak Park area — EM: What is your earliest memory of music? AT: Riding in my OG Honda Civic bumping California Love by 2pac, my mom use to like break …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2017

If you recall we released our “Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016” list on the 31st last year, so it we had to bring it back this year due to the insane amount of talent that is coming out of Chicago. Each & every one of the artists included created something special this year for the world, but especially for the city, so it’s only right that we acknowledge their efforts. Please remember that this is in our opinion, & our opinions really don’t mean shit. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Jacob Lusted • Lane Cowherd • Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Jake Millan  • Miguel Alfaro This year has been a year of massive growth for Lyrical Lemonade as a whole: from getting our own HQ, to selling out shows in other cities, being featured in the Chicago Reader, working with some of our idols, growing our overall presence and much more. All of us here at LL would like to thank our supporters, whether …

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Nams Homeless Q&A

Nams Homeless is one of the best & most underrated artists coming out of Wisconsin in my opinion, and it really doesn’t take much more than just taking a look at his catalog to see where I’m coming from. The way that he approaches his music is different from anyone else coming out, which is why I’m more than excited to premiere his brand new project titled “Loveless Loser” tonight, along with a brand new Q&A! Nams is super interesting not only sonically when you listen to him as an artist, but his personality is one of the best you can find in this industry, and I believe that will help carry him into a bright future in music. If there’s one thing that I can say about this new tape is just simply don’t sleep on this project, you will surely regret it. Listen to his brand new piece of work below as learn a thing or two about him, & be sure to give him a follow here afterwards.     Photo Cred: Marco Ortiz — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. NH: My name is …

Rockie Fresh releases three new songs!

Chicago’s own Rockie Fresh released THREE brand new records the other day title “You & I”, “On The Moon” and “Love Is War”. I don’t even know where to start with this post, all of these songs impressed me beyond belief, it’s like it got better and better as I checked them out one by one. The production on each of these tracks was truly flawless, so shoutout to the producers Chris Batson, Ism, Dj Money, Von Tae Beats, and Kid Exclusive. The lone feature on these came from King Louie on the song “On The Moon”, where you will find Rockie and Louie trading fantastic verses over the buttery production. Although I liked all of these offerings, I must admit that my favorite one was without a doubt “You & I”, this one felt like a summertime Chicago record, it’s one of those songs that you can listen to on repeat all day. Rockie made a statement with these new tunes, he’s not to be taken lightly. Check out the brand new music below, and let me know which song is your favorite in the comments!

Dat Night – [Chris Brown] ft. [Trey Songz] & [Young Thug]

Chris Brown starts this year off on the right foot as he connects with Trey Songz and Young Thug for his latest offering titled “Dat Night”. Backed by a menacing, uptempo production, the trifecta boast about their luxurious relationships with women across the states. Trey delivers an infectious hook that’ll be sure to have listeners ears ringing, while Chris Breezy and Thugger play their part to deliver some witty and swanky verses with ease, taking this track up and above the already high expectations. A pleasant surprise to fans global, Chris Breezy took to twitter to announce the drop, posting a message “DID THIS FOR THE FANS!!!” along with the link. As Chris Brown continues to polish up his forthcoming album “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”, you can expect to see a lot more of Breezy all over social media leading up to release of his album. Until then enjoy Chris Brown’s latest offering “Dat Night” below! 

Moon Walk – [Gucci Mane] Ft. [Akon] & [Chris Brown]

You know Gucci Mane La Flare is always up to something. Earlier this week, he dropped “Floor Seats” featuring Quavo, and also linked up with Young Thug on “I Told You.” Today he shares a new record entitled “Moon Walk” produced by right hand collaborator Mike Will Made It. For this one he brings Akon out his slumber, and adds Chris Brown into the mix to provide us with an impressive Michael Jackson tribute. Gucci’s anticipated project, The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, will be out before the end of the year. Stream this track below and be on the lookout!

LL Presents: The KoVu Q&A

KoVu is a name that I have been hearing about a lot lately, so I knew that I had to involve him in our next Q&A installment. Go ahead and read up on him, then listen to his music catalog here.     EM: First things first, give our readers that may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself KV: Well my names Baron Despenza I go by the stage name KoVu I’m from Plainfield / Naperville IL I’m 22 years old & I am a new wave hip hop artist EM: So what is the meaning behind your stage name KoVu? KV: Haha I’m just a huge fan of the lion king & in the sequal the main character is KoVu and people say he resembles me so I just went with it when I started making music EM: When did you start making music? KV: My sophomore year of highschool so like 2009-2011 EM: What/who inspired you to start creating music? KV: Its gonna sound mad corny but Chris Brown & Drake I’m not the normal “rapper” who says they grew up off the old school rap I grew up with the new school like Drake & Cole & Wale so my …