Mixed Personalities – [YNW Melly]

Florida superstar YNW Melly teased at a collaboration track with the Chicago legend Kanye West about a month ago on social media, and tonight he just blessed his rapidly growing fan base with a brand new music video for the record titled “Mixed Personalities”! YNW Melly and Kanye connected with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett to direct this music video, and with that cast of stars all working on one idea together you know that the final product had to be flawless. This music video will be in the conversation for video of the year when 2019 is said and done, I know that’s an extremely bold statement but I don’t think that is an exaggeration in the least bit. Watch this brand new visual below and if you enjoy it be sure to share it with a friend! Prod. C-Clip Beatz


While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. 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. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Bleed – [Blueface]

Blueface has been taking over the music scene by storm in 2018, so it’s only right that he connected with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett to shoot a brand new music video for “Bleed”. There isn’t too many artist that have built up such a massive fan base in a relatively short amount of time, he has one of the most unique vocals & styles that helps him stand out from the crowd, not to mentioned his music is simply fire. Take a few minutes out of your day to check out this brand new visual below and if you like it be sure to give Blueface a follow on Twitter here! produced by Mike Crook

Watch Cole Bennett’s new interview with Montreality

If you are even browsing our platform today then there’s a 99% chance that you know Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett, who recently connected with Montreality for a dope new interview! You will find them speaking about plenty of interesting topics such as the power of nostalgia, his favorite cartoon characters, being inspired by Steve Jobs, doing $20 music videos when he was still in high school, Mac Miller, MTV, his message to the youth and more. Check out this dope new conversation below!

LA LA – [Ski Mask The Slump God]

Fresh off of the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Stokeley, Ski Mask The Slump God is wasting no time in garnering every win possible, as he’s here today with a new set of visuals for the hard-nosed track, “LA LA”. Directed by Cole Bennett — a one-two punch known to do damage whenever they join forces — this video follows the high bar of quality that Cole and Ski have set for their collaborations, as insane imagery complements the budding star’s overtly aggressive cadences. The song is a heater and the visuals makes sure to work this, offering up an inarguable reason as to why you should be paying attention to the release of Stokeley in the first place. Ski Mask is ready to take over, so check out “LA LA” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Off Deez – [J.I.D.] ft. [J. Cole]

Fresh off of the release of his highly-anticipated new album, DiCaprio 2, J.I.D. is at the top of rap headlines right now, as his latest full-length effort will certainly claim a spot in the best projects of 2018. Today, the Dreamville signee is back to keep the wins coming, this time dropping off a brand new visual for DiCaprio 2-standout, “Off Deez”, alongside J. Cole. Directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own, Cole Bennett, this video finds each of the two rappers in a world of ominous color that perfectly fits their flamethrowing flows and undeniable chemistry. The world of creative animation from Bennett only adds to the excitement of this release, and needless to say, it’s one my favorite visuals to come out in recent months, even featuring a quick cameo from Joey Bada$$. Watch the new video for  “Off Deez” below and if you haven’t already, check out DiCaprio 2 here!

Off Deez – [J.I.D] ft [J. Cole]

Dreamville’s J.I.D gave us without a doubt one of the hottest projects of 2018 with the release of “DiCaprio 2,” which included his hit single “Off Deez.” The song features J. Cole and is given a new life today as the duo teams up with Lyrical’s very own Cole Bennett for a mind boggling visual. J.I.D and J. Cole flow effortlessly over the ChaseTheMoney produced beat as Cole gives the video a dark image with vibrant animations. Be sure to check out the new visual below and to come see J.I.D live at our Christmas show December 22nd!

Watch Femdot perform No Scholarships at SoFar Chicago

If you consider yourself to be a frequent visitor of our pages here at Lyrical Lemonade or even if you are just a hip-hop head that’s always up on new rising talent, the chance are that you know Chicago native Femdot well by now. Femdot dropped his album Delacreme 2 back in June and has been on a mission since that point, performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago this past summer and even dropping his Cole Bennett directed visual for “O’Something” about a month back. Speaking of that Lolla performance though, a couple days before he hit the American Eagle stage he performed in Ravenswood at a SoFarSounds show case & we just recently got the final visual of the live performance! You will find Femdot in a beautiful garden set up rhyming about his college experience in the track, but enough talking about it though, check it out for yourself below! Photo by Cole Schwartz

No Issue – [Future] & [Juice WRLD]

Future is one of the biggest super stars in music and Chicago native Juice WRLD is one of the new rising stars, so when they dropped a collaborative project recently it damn near broke the internet. One of the stand out records on the project for me was without a doubt “No Issue” for many reasons, and tonight I am ecstatic to bring you the brand new visual for the track directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett! A track this good needed the perfect visual to help bring it to life and that’s exactly what we got, you will find the two on what looks like a different planet, surrounded by blue avatar looking creatures that make this one that much more interesting. I predict that this record & visual with continue to climb up and dominate the charts & will be playing for years to come, so you might as well get familiar with it by pressing play below! Song Produced by Wheezy

0’something – [Femdot] + Q&A

“Against all odds” is a term that I’ve always paired with Chicago native Femdot’s music. He manifests his own destiny in every sense of the words, he achieves goals that most people would scoff at if they heard, and he acts as an inspiration to everyone out there who, in any capacity, has been told they can’t do it. Femdot is living proof that you can do it — and for that matter, we all can. Born the first generation son of Nigerian immigrants, this Lyrical Lemonade favorite has been conquering his hardships and raising the stakes for himself since the early stages of his childhood until today. Just earlier this year, he spoke into existence a performing spot at the famed music festival Lollapalooza, fulfilling a dream that only a year ago, I’m not sure if anyone would have deemed to be a realistic statement. Proven through this, Fem is able to attain success on any scale, and by the way the stocks are rising, it seems as though this will provide a limitless roof of potential for the Chicago native in the future. Femdot is the king of outlining his goals, figuring out exactly how he’s going to …