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Armed & Dangerous – [King Von]

2020 was obviously an extremely difficult year for pretty much everyone, but music fans had a few losses to make the year even worse, and those wounds aren’t going to heal for quite some time. Although losses are never easy whatsoever, it seems like the talents that passed away way too soon were some of the hardest working individuals in the industry, so they left fans with copious amounts of unreleased music to help continue their legacies. As for King Von, he was rapidly becoming one of the most prominent voices in all of Drill music before his life was stolen away, however it seems as if some of his insane stories that unfolded in his music alluded to the dangers and hazards that have crept up on him throughout his life. Most recently, Von’s estate decided to share an unbelievable new Jerry Production-directed music video for his latest album Welcome to O’Block’s opening track “Armed & Dangerous”, produced by Chopsquad DJ. While it’s not a surprise that Von painted lyrical pictures with his words, it never fails that his visuals do an absolutely remarkable job of bringing these lyrics to life. With this record, Von begins taking out the …

Coming Clean – [Lil Durk]

Just when we thought 2020 was coming to an end, Chicago’s very own Lil Durk decided that he wasn’t about to end the year without a bang. This bang, of course, came in the form of a brand-new surprise album entitled The Voice, an effort that clearly pays homage to the dearly departed King Von on multiple songs as well as on the cover art where Durk and Von hang out like the brothers they truly were. Although it might’ve been unexpected for most, it caught us by surprise in all the right ways, leading to its addition to our very own top 50 Chicago projects of 2020 list high up at number 4. As usual, there typically isn’t an album without at least a couple of music videos to accompany it, and Durk decided to bring his track “Coming Clean” to life. If you’ve heard the song, it’s clearly one of Durk’s more sensual, lustful records on the album, and the video matches this aesthetic overtly well, so I’d give the viewer discretion advisory warning before going into this risqué CROWNSOHEAVY-directed visual. As it opens, Durk stands up from a table where he’s wearing countless sparkling diamond pieces of …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020

It’s obvious that 2020 didn’t turn out nearly how anyone expected at the top of the year. With a global pandemic shaking things up, a pivotal presidential election coming to a head, numerous generational talents passing away, and racial injustice protests taking place across the country, it’s safe to say that this year was beyond unpredictable from even the most seasoned psychics. Nonetheless, Chicago persevered like only we know-how, bringing attention to these issues while also divulging into a plethora of other, more personal narratives in the form of music. Throughout the year, some mainstays in the city continued to impress us here at Lyrical Lemonade while other up-and-comers made some very valid, attention-grabbing claims as to why they’re the next rising star that deserves a place at the table. Also worthy of note, Chicago had some truly excruciating losses this year in terms of music legends whose work still shined through as some of the most impressive of the year, primed to carry on their legacy for years to come. All of that said, we’re more than excited to round this farfetched year out with Lyrical Lemonade’s Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020. This is our 5th year bringing …

Wayne’s Story – [King Von]

Chicago’s own King Von is without a doubt one of the greatest talents to ever come from the city, what he was able to accomplish in his career in such a short amount of time is beyond belief. King Von is without a doubt the best storyteller that I’ve ever heard, his ability to vividly paint pictures & describe situations is unmatched, and that was on full display as his team released his latest music video for “Wayne’s Story” just about an hour ago. I won’t go into detail about the video and ruin the story for you, but let’s just say that Lil Wayne (his likeness) is one of the main characters of this one. Watch this new music video below, RIP King von.

The Code – [King Von] ft. [Polo G]

If you’re at all familiar with the Chicago music scene, you already know that King Von and Polo G are two of the best narrators in the entire Rap world. Their stories are always truthful, and you can tell from the insane amount of specific details they highlight, leaving no room for making these things up whatsoever. Von is fresh off the release of his latest project Welcome to O’Block, and this album is yet another example of why he is one of the most talented and captivating artists in the game right now. I mention Polo earlier because he was recruited to join Von on a cut off the album entitled “The Code”, and this unbelievable record now has an even more enthralling DrewFilmedIt-directed visual to accompany it, so I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. As the scene is set, a tough-looking gentleman walks up to another guy wearing a suit, giving him a note that I can imagine represents him giving some secret information to the police in order to catch someone doing something illegal. Von and Polo are looking intently at a computer screen, and once the secret agent or police officer looks …

Hallow’s Eve – [4am]

4am has done more than enough to cement his place as one of the most influential figures that the rising wave of young artists working today has in store. Though many may not realize this fact as fully and completely as they should, the point still remains as true as ever when taking a detailed look at his own discography, and certainly the work he has put in for others day in and day out over quite the longest amount of time. But even in saying all of that, 4am had yet to truly come through with a tried and true full-length project that would theoretically work to solidify his solo work as being as complete as it possibly could be — even placed to such close contemporaries in his equally-influential Novagang collective. That is, until the recently-released Hallow’s Eve EP dispelled any and all doubts that this ever-prolific mastermind of a creative could impress just as much as his fellow acts on a project-based scale.  The 6-song EP only spans just over 10 minutes in length, but it absolutely does all it needs to in creating an experience that is just as unforgettable as it is utterly impressive. The …

Gleesh Place – [King Von]

I’m a massive fan of King Von and some people might claim that I’m biased because I’m so close to the city of Chicago, making the music scene pretty much right in my backyard. While bias might’ve played a part in my admiration for the Chicagoan at first, it takes only one listen to any of his songs to understand exactly why I’m not the only one buzzing about the incredible Rapper. His storytelling is as truthful as it is captivating and his ruthless, aggressive demeanor makes you believe every single lyric he spits, providing even more believability than I can describe with words. As he gears up for the release of his newly announced debut album Welcome to O-Block, set to come out a week from today, he also decided to bless fans with yet another story that is as vivid and real as ever before, as well as an accompanying music video. As the instrumental begins, momentous synths start out soft with a low volume as it builds into an epic basis for Von to go off the rails and unleash his narrative unlike ever before. When he does come in, additional synths, Trap percussion, and clean 808s also …

Slide – [Yak Yola] x [King Von]

Philly’s Yak Yola is back with a new drill-infused track and visual featuring rising Chicago superstar King Von titled “Slide” which is a menacing new cut from one of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming stars. Yola’s hook is anthemic and bellicose with the song essentially serving as a call to action to his opposition that presently wants no issue with him. DieselFilmz shot and directed the video which matched the song in suspense and intensity, bringing the song to life in fitting fashion. Von slides on the beat with ease and demonstrates his presently unparalleled shit-talking ability which has electrified listeners all over the world. I am excited to see what all both Yak Yola and King Von have coming the rest of this year and am eager to see who Yola collaborates with next.

How it Go – [King Von]

Growing up right outside of Chicago, you really don’t have much of a choice but to tune into Lil Durk’s music. It’s an easy choice to make either way, though, because Durk is clearly one of the most talented artists in the entire industry. That’s why, when you know he messes with other artists or even signs them to his Only The Family label, they’re also people you’re going to want to tap into. King Von is a perfect example of this, and although I still have a lot more digging into his discography ahead of me, I have been a fan since I was first put onto his music. As he prepares to release his upcoming project later this year, he decided to gift fans with a brand-new song called “How it Go” as well as a very intense music video to accompany it. ChopsquadDJ takes the reigns on the instrumental for this hit, utilizing momentous horns, intense trap percussion, and speaker busting drums to create a foundation for Von to truly get into some of the more powerful, eye-opening events that have shaped him into the person he has become today. As he begins to spit his first …

666 Central Ave. – [They Hate Change]

My attention span music-wise has gone down since quarantine started. Why that is scientifically, I have no idea, but what I do know is that I’m loving short projects where artists aren’t afraid to experiment with their sound a bit. They Hate Change is back with their first EP of 2020, titled 666 Central Ave., and it’s another great one. It’s clear Andre & Vonne have been working hard this year and their growth has been inspiring to watch, with this project featuring some of their most impressive production yet, along with great chemistry and energy as usual. The standouts on here have to be “Burn My Sh*t” and “Screwface,” the latter of which features production that wouldn’t sound out of place on the last clipping. record. These tracks, along with the rest of this project, feature the duo’s tightest and catchiest flows yet, and they also continue to flex their impressive, professional-sounding mixing ability, which really stands out this time around. Check out this EP now on Spotify down below and other streaming services here.