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Night to Remember – [Prince Coop]

Age is just a number in the music industry, so it really doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager or a middle-aged man because you can become successful in either situation. Obviously, the younger you are, the more time you have to grow and develop, but you are also able to relate to the main demographic that listens to hip-hop music which is something that I think goes a super long way in terms of gaining a following. Prince Coop might only be 16 years old, but he has been making music since 2019, so he already has a few years of practice under his belt. The thing about Coop is, he seems to use this experience to his advantage, and if you listen to his discography front to back, you can certainly tell how much he has improved after studying the game and perfecting his skills as much as possible at this point in time. His project Endless Summer is certainly one of his most fully encompassing efforts considering he was able to show off his changeability and talent, but he also rotates through a handful of youthful yet relatable topics that anyone can connect with whether you’re the same …

No Reason – [Bari]

Although St. Louis is in another state, it feels like a lot of the extremely talented emcees who call STL home have been welcomed with open arms here in Chicago, so I look at the city as an extension of my hometown. I couldn’t be happier, either, because these emcees have been putting on an absolute clinic for years, and his connections with Windy City spitters have resulted in countless features that are as unforgettable as each talent’s incredible discographies. Bari is one of these musicians, and while a lot of fans know him through his work with Smino, Monte Booker, and other hitmakers, he is certainly much more than just another artist’s reliable guest on their music. Bari has been on a hot streak for quite some time, and while he might’ve slowed down over the past couple of years to seemingly reset and reintroduce himself into the music world, I feel like he hasn’t lost an ounce of his incredibly loyal following. His Groove-produced single “No Reason” dropped at the beginning of October and has since amassed over 130,000 Spotify plays. Even though I had somehow missed out on it at first, the brand-new Chris Vergara-directed music video …

A Place for Us – [Pardyalone]

Ever since I first found out about Pardyalone, it is hard for me to imagine a more captivating artist on the rise than him. I get overly excited when I find out that he put out something new, which is weird because his music is often pretty depressive and bleak, but it’s not just sad for the sake of being sad. Pardy isn’t just another musician with face tattoos and a fabricated story. In fact, he is exactly the opposite. If for some reason you judged him on appearance alone and had to predict what kind of music he made, you would be dead wrong, and that’s what I love so much about him. He is different, and I italicize the word because I can’t stress this enough. His dejected narratives might not get you pumped up or dancing, but he shares his experiences in a way that reveals every last bit of his soul, and it connects with listeners on a level much deeper than music alone. No matter what kind of mood I’m in, he forces me to revisit my previous hardships and put them into perspective, helping me learn to be a better person even if these …

Big Dog – [Lil Eazzyy]

Lil Eazzyy had one hell of a 2020, and it might not be too outrageous to say that he had the best year musically out of most underground talents, especially in Chicago. What’s even crazier is the fact that his debut project didn’t even come out until the end of November, which means he really finished the year as strong as he possibly could have. Although his viral hit “Onna Come Up” came out months before, it was clear that Eazzyy was never planning on being a one-hit-wonder, and his EP Underrated definitely backed up his skills. Fresh off of his Lemonade Stand interview here at Lyrical Lemonade, he decided to revisit the final track on his November project entitled “Big Dog” and bring the song to life in the form of an inspirational as well as aggressive music video. In this visual, he got the 3DN Media production company and director Chris Vergara to bring some of his eye-opening words to life, and I don’t think I’m alone when I say that the results are absolutely wonderful. As the video begins, the camera pans in on Eazzyy as he is shown almost in an interview-like setting. Here, he discusses …

Big Mad – [WemmyMo]

WemmyMo has grown into one of my favorite young rising artists out of the mega talented city that is Chicago, he has dropped singles that I have loved and even a entire project last year called Bittersweet that I thoroughly enjoyed, and today he is back with the release of his brand new music video for “Big Mad”. I was very happy when I first watched this one because it’s a vibrant and colorful visual that displays WemmyMo as the person he truly is, that’s a charismatic kid who is fun, genuine and out-going. I enjoyed how this music video also displayed some of Wemmy’s comedic abilities in the skit, overall I am pleased with this release, 10/10 in my book. Do yourself a huge favor and watch this brand new music video below! directed by Chris Vergara • co-directed by Kimisha Moxley