Love On Ice – [KEY!] [Kenny Beats] ft. [6LACK]

KEY! can’t seem to stay out of headlines lately. From 777  and its subsequent deluxe version to various freestyles and the republication of all of his old music, the Atlanta native has been quite active lately, and today, he’s here to make his biggest move of 2019 so far. Revisiting the 777 deluxe edition, KEY! is back on LL with brand new visuals for the ever-so-smooth “Love On Ice” remix featuring 6LACK. Skating over the energetic instrumental (courtesy of Kenny Beats), this song brings together two of Atlanta’s premiere crooners, and the visuals follow this seamless chemistry up with icy scenery that’s simply perfect for the occasion. From the song to the screen, “Love On Ice” is a stellar release, so be sure to appreciate this one in full by checking out the illustrative new visuals at the link provided below! By the looks of it, this video is just the start of what will be a prosperous year for KEY! and co. Directed by David Wept

Watch Kenny Beats Speak w/ Power 106 about His Collaborative Work

Easily one of the hardest working producers in the game right now, Kenny Beats linked up with Power 106 to talk about the creation of some of the biggest songs of 2018. The Connecticut native breaks down what he needs in the studio and shares stories of the creation of records like Rico Nasty’s “Countin Up” and Ski Mask the Slump God’s “Foot Fungus.” Hearing the creation behind some of the biggest tracks of last year puts into perspective the creative process from a producer’s standpoint and how certain record’s are happy accidents. There is no doubt that Kenny Beats is going to slow down by any means and is only just getting started. Watch the new interview with Kenny Beats below and tell us your favorite story in the comment section!


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 • …

Watch Kenny Beats Interview on BRUH w/ Awful Records

One of the funniest and most original interviews in recent memory arrives on our pages today in the form of Zack Fox’s brand new episode of BRUH alongside none other than super-producer Kenny Beats. Keeping it light during their conversation, this video runs free as the two speak on their friendship, music, and Kenny Beats’ current accolades and subtle takeover of 2018. The episode is both funny and informative as we learn more about Kenny’s creative process, and most interesting is the way that Kenny describes how he discovers artists and is able to structure so many unique sounds along the way. Without a doubt, we simply have to place Kenny Beats on the top producers of 2018 list, and even further so, it must be mentioned that we can’t wait to see what he gets his hands on and who he showcases to the world next year. Check out the new interview below and give us your thoughts on Kenny Beats and whether he deserves the producer of the year tag in the comment section!

Watch JPEGMAFIA Perform “Thug Tears” on COLORS

  As we reach the final weeks of 2018, it’s a perfect window of time to look back at some of the artists who truly turned some heads and pushed the ball forward over the past 12 months. With this in mind, one act that must be mentioned is Baltimore’s own JPEGMAFIA, as he raised hell with one of my favorite projects of the year, Veteran. As abstract as JPEG gets, he’s an incredibly creative and ambitious artist, and today, this is put on display as he lets loose an energetic performance of the Veteran standout “Thug Tears” at COLORS Studios. With a tremendous supply of mic presence and an endlessly entertaining personality, this performance is definitely one of COLORS’ wildest to date. The budding talent lets out every bit of aggression that he feels in front of a smooth purple backdrop, and the result is a must-watch video for fans both new and old of Baltimore’s own. Notably, this video arrives just weeks after JPEGMAFIA’s new, Kenny Beats-produced single, “Puff Daddy” — be sure to stream the song here and watch the man himself perform “Thug Tears” at the link below!

Guap (LaLaLa) – [Rico Nasty]

Looking back on 2018, few artists saw as much growth as Rico Nasty. Simply by being her unapologetic self, punk-induced charisma and all, Nasty is taking over the spotlight right now, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade couldn’t be more excited about her ascent. Today, the sugar trap star hits our pages with a brand new song and video entitled “Guap (LaLaLa)”. Hard-nosed as ever, this offering might just be one of Nasty’s finest to date. Kenny Beats’ world-ending 808s are just as much striking as they are addictive, and Nasty’s gritty vocals fit atop the atomic production seamlessly. The visuals make sure to illustrate this just as well, using some truly insane hospital imagery to remind us just how wild Nasty’s creative vision is. That said, “Guap (LaLaLa)” is further proof that we have an undeniable star on our hands, so watch the new video below and stream the song here!

Never Been Freestyle – [KEY!]

Atlanta’s own, KEY!, has been on an absolute tear lately, blessing us just last week with the star-studded deluxe edition of his acclaimed album, 777. Today, he refuses to take a rest, dropping off new music once again in the form of a brilliant new loose offering, “Never Been Freestyle”. Produced by @JGramm, this track uses the same melody as Wiz Khalifa’s original “Never Been“, providing the song with a rejuvenated energy in the form of KEY!’s addictive croons. His flows roam without reign, and the creativity that goes into every new release from KEY! is truly second to none. Atlanta is in good hands as long as KEY! continues this year-long win streak, so be sure not to sleep. Check out “Never Been Freestyle” below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Crime Stoppers – [Kenny V]

Kenny V is back on our pages tonight as he drops off a brand new single hosted by DJ Ob1 titled, “Crime Stoppers.” Kenny teams up with TahoeZoey on this one who brings hard hitting production to the track. The Michigan bred artist is definitely an artist to look out for as he has been continuously impressing us with every release. Be sure to press play on Kenny’s newest single below and to be on the lookout for his, “Be Back Soon EP,” which is set to release soon!

777 Deluxe – [KEY] [Kenny Beats]

KEY and Kenny Beats are here today to deliver on the highly anticipated deluxe version of their renowned collaborative album, 777. The new installment features five remixed tracks, two of which were on the original version of the album (“Hater” and “Love On Ice” — now with added features from Skepta and 6LACK) while three are newly-released songs from KEY along the likes ofRico Nasty and Jay Critch. The EP delivers on the hype and features strong verses from each of the rappers featured, totaling at 25-minutes long. Needless to say, 777′s highly-anticipated deluxe edition runs quickly, leaving you anxious to start it over — a sure signal of immense replay value. Also worth mentioning, Kenny Beats has my vote for producer of the year as he continues to create some of the hottest records out right now alongside some of the hottest rising acts in the industry. Listen to the new five-track EP below and tell us what you think in the comment section!

Nothin – [KEY!] [Kenny Beats]

All signs are pointing up for KEY! right now. One drop after another, the Atlanta native is dominating headlines, and set to release the deluxe edition of his acclaimed project 777 this Friday, this hot streak of wins is only slated to continue in the months to come. Today, just a few days early from the highly-anticipated 777 cherry-on-top, KEY! is back on our pages with a brand new Kenny Beats-produced cut, “Nothin”. Melodic and playful in sound as well as innovative in flows, this song finds KEY! in a world of his own as he drifts over the infectious production. As always, the chemistry between him and Kenny is second to none, and the result is a highly-entertaining single that further solidifies a prosperous push for KEY! as we approach the end of the year. This one arrives just a few days after his new music video for “Boss“, so be sure to check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!