Icy Girl Remix – [Polo G]

Polo G is a young Chicago native that is absolutely killing it in the music industry right now. Drill music is one of those genres that rap listeners just can’t seem to get enough of even when smaller artists try and replicate some of the Drill legends that have emerged from the city. That’s why it’s so refreshing seeing someone like Polo G deliver a new and completely unexpected remix of LA-Based rapper Saweetie’s 2017 hit “Icy Grl”. The production for this song is totally West Coast from the percussion to the melodies and everything in between, but Polo G wasn’t afraid in the slightest to deliver some hardcore and aggressive lyrics over the vibey beat. He also presented us with a video to accompany the song which made it even better. In my opinion, one of the greatest types of videos are drill videos where you can see quick flashes of money, guns, and the whole squad going crazy for their rapping friends. This video, filmed by Ryan Lynch, follows the stylistic inspirations of some classic Chief Keef, Lil Bibby, and G Herbo videos along with a touch of Cole Bennett-inspired animations. I can almost guarantee that the “Icy …

Watch Chance The Rapper’s brand new interview with Power 92

The homie Hotrod has been doing some great work at Power 92 and he has been killing DJ sets all over the city, he has been giving artists a platform with The LitPit and the latest Chicagoan to stop by their studio was Chance The Rapper! Hot Rod always provides fantastic interviews on he asked a ton of great questions here about topics such as getting married and how his life has changed, how making of The Big Day, his personal favorite songs off of the album, Open Mike, Reggies Rock Club, being the leader of independence, donating a million dollars to mental health institutions in Chicago, Social Works, G Herbo & Joe Budden helping him out and what it was like growing up with people like Noname, Reese, Taylor, etc. Watch this brand new interview below! shot by Miguel Visuals

Cold At Night – [Slayter] Ft. [G Herbo]

In late June, NYC artist Slayter released a track with Chicago legend G Herbo titled, “COLD AT NIGHT.” It instantly did numbers, and has collected nearly 40k streams in just a few weeks. The track has a raw, genuine feel that matches both artists’ styles to a “T”. They tell stories of the streets and portray their power with lines of incomprehensible realities about vengeance and mortality. “And I ain’t satisfied ‘til his killer flatlines, lay him in the ground trace him with them white lines.” Last week, WORLDSTARHIPHOP released an accompanying visual, with staggering numbers accumulated in just under 10 days. The video is precisely how I thought the song should be depicted, with the artists posted up in front of corner stores, their blacked out SUVs, and in the dim-lit streets. It matches the energy you get from the song off the rip and instills a vibe that carries throughout the video and the song’s entirety. Watch Slayter ft. G Herbo “COLD AT NIGHT” by WORLDSTARHIPHOP below! Directed by No Future

Watch Juice WRLD’s brand new interview with No Jumper

No Jumper has always been a great platform to find awesome interviews with some of the hottest new artists in the game, but Adam22 has really been pumping out some great interviews this past week one after another. First he had in-depth interview with the legend Young Thug, he also recently sat down with one of my favorite rappers Denzel Curry for a great conversation, and now he is back with his latest interview featuring the Chicago phenom Juice WRLD! When these two sit down and speak it feels more like two old friends chopping it up as opposed to your regular old interview, and they really packed a ton of cool topics into this fifteen minute conversation. Adam asked Juice about things such as how it feels to have blown up so fast, touring overseas, why he enjoys being in a relationship, live streaming, writing “Lucid Dreams” in twenty minutes, being a great freestyler, conspiracy theories, his homies Polo G + G Herbo, all of the talent coming out of Chicago right now, his fashion sense and robbing scammers. I am sure it won’t be too long before Adam drops another great interview off for us, but until then …

All In – [Clever] x [Polo G] x [G Herbo]

Clever, Polo G, and G Herbo truly met the title of their hit track when they went “All In” for this beautiful visual directed by Laka Films. The song itself has been released for a little under a month now, and immediately caught fire, with support all over the hip-hop industry thanks to Chicago legends Polo G and G Herbo. Clever adds a flavorful touch to the chorus, after he’s recently been gaining success with features on both NLE Choppa and Juice WRLD singles. The video has a sort of odd energy to it, but keeps the viewer entertained and intrigued the entire time. It starts with some sort of baptism when Polo spits his opening line “Dive head-first, deep in that water like Michael Phelps.” Then you see Polo escorting a casket to the poolside, which later is seen with Clever inside of it after it is opened. Clever then falls backwards into the pool, with a full tuxedo on and all. It then transitions to scenes with G Herbo and Clever venting in front of an audience in a Church, and more clips of Clever singing underwater. The cropping of the video, motion effects, and panning make the …

A Conversation with HappyBirthdayCalvin • One Of Chicago’s Brightest Young Acts

HappyBirthdayCalvin is a kid out of Chicago who has been making some major noise in the music community, but especially here in the city, so of course I had to bring him through the office for a brand new interview for the site! HappyBirthdayCalvin will end up being one of the leaders in the Chicago music scene within the next few years, and I know that’s a bold statement for someone who just graduated high school, but trust me when I say he is a good person to the core but even more importantly he is musically inclined. Calvin’s record “No Friends” has been going crazy for a minute now, playing on radios all over the country, and not to mention that he just got Chicago legend G-Herbo on the remix of the track. Learn a thing or two about Calvin by reading this brand new interview below and don’t forget to stream his record below while you read, & also keep an eye out for his upcoming music releases! Follow Calvin 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. Calvin: …

Runnin’ Rich EP – [Valee]

Chicago’s own Valee just released a brand new EP titled Runnin’ Rich and it’s easily one of the best tapes to come out of Chicago so far this year. It’s a rather quick listen through coming in at seven tracks and just about fifteen minutes in length, but it’s chop filled with bouncy bangers that have great melodies & some solid features from G Herbo, Vic Mensa and King Louie. Valee has aways had a great ear for production and the instrumentals on this project certainly didn’t disappoint, much love to the producers TYMadeIt, Young God, NARCOWAVE, Rio Mac, ChaseTheMoney and even Valee himself. Along with the release of this EP Valee left a few words saying: “Debut album on the way”, but while we wait for that press play below. Art by Chris James

No Friends Remix – [HappyBirthdayCalvin]

Chicago has been breeding arguably the most talent out of any major city over the past decade, and HappyBirthdayCalvin is looking to be one of the new leaders of the city, as today he is back with the release of his brand new remix of “No Friends” featuring fellow Chicagoan G Herbo! This record has been going crazy for Calvin for a minute now, but to get one of Chicago’s most prominent emcees on the remix with him is special, and together they created something to be extremely proud of! Stream this brand new offering below and if you enjoy it then don’t be afraid to share it with a friend or loved one.

LL Presents TimHueman Torch Q&A

It’s always special when you come across yet another talented emcee from Chicago, and you have probably saw the name Tim Hueman Torch on our pages a few times over the past couple of months, and it’s because he is just that. Not only is Tim a talented rapper that can spit thought provoking lyrics but he is also an extremely smart individual who just thinks different than the average Joe. I recently brought Tim through the office to chop it up about his come up and what he’s been up to lately + much more, so go ahead and learn a thing or two about one of Chicago’s finest underground emcees. EM: Before we dive into the question can you give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. TIM: I go by TimHueman Torch, I am twenty-six years old from the south side of Chicago. As far as music I went to Salem which was a performance-based school, I started out playing the trumpet & stuff like that. — EM: Can you speak on the experience of going to Salem? TIM: Salem was a very artistic school, it breeds some noble dudes like Rockie …

LL Presents: The Wemmymo Q&A

If you recall, when we released our third annual Top 50 Chicago Projects of the year list a couple of weeks back, there was a newcomer featured by the name of Wemmymo, who released a stellar new project titled Bittersweet in 2018. Admittedly, I was a couple months late to hearing Wemmy’s project after its initial release, but after the homie Femdot recommended that I give it a listen, I finally got around to it; now, Wemmy has been in my headphones every day since. I recently brought the Uptown, Chicago native through the Lyrical Lemonade office to chop it up and speak about plenty of interesting subjects such as Bittersweet, his inspirations, Chicago and so much more in our latest Q&A! Wemmy has an enormous amount of potential and he’s still in his teenage years, so I am fully expecting to see him continue to ascend as an artist and eventually become a major leader in the city. Take a few minutes of your time to learn about Wemmymo by listening to his project, watching his brand new music video, and checking out the Q&A below, and be sure to keep up with him by following Wemmy on Twitter here. …