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Watch the Behind The Scenes of the “Whipski” music video

Before this past weekend, we here at Lyrical Lemonade released the music video for “Whipski” by $NOT + Lil Skies, a project that we are all very proud of. If you already in the know, we have been releasing exclusive content on our second YouTube channel, Lyrical Lemonade 2, and moments ago we just dropped the behind-the-scenes video from the days on the set of “Whipski”. This behind-the-scenes series is mainly to give insight into how some of your favorite music videos come to life, it’s an insightful thing for a young video director to learn from, and a nice peek behind the curtain for any fan. The music video for “Whipski” already has surpassed two million views in just a few days, so why not take a look to see how this one was created? Press play below and make sure to subscribe to Lyrical Lemonade 2!

Whipski – [$NOT] x [Lil Skies]

Over the past six months or so, $NOT has become a familiar face on our Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel, he’s been becoming what I would consider one of those LL legends in less than a year. Lil Skies has been a Lyrical Lemonade icon for a few years now, there are very few artists that go hand and hand with Lyrical Lemonade as Lil Skies does, he’s one of the most important + special artists that we have ever worked with. So when the information went public that $NOT + Lil Skies has a collaboration on the way, along with a video directed by Cole Bennett, it left fans of both of these artists + fans of Lyrical Lemonade impatiently waiting for the release. Well, the wait is finally over as of a few moments ago, as the brand new music video for “Whipski” just dropped! This is one of the most anticipated LL videos that has dropped so far this year, and that’s a bold statement considering the excellent visuals that Cole has been bringing us lately. This music video lived up to + surpassed the expectations it had if you ask me, don’t take my word for it …

Not the Same – [Lil Gnar] ft. [Lil Skies]

Lil Gnar is an absolute legend in the Rap game despite the fact that he’s only been recording for a couple of years, yet you wouldn’t be able to tell from tuning in to any of the songs in his catalog. Along with Gnar comes his close friend and frequent collaborator Lil Skies who has been absolutely tearing it up in the industry lately, so these two just seem like they can’t miss even if they wanted to. Most recently, the duo teamed up for an unbelievable offering entitled “Not the Same”, and although it shouldn’t come as a surprise even slightly, it’s a hit and a half, to say the least. Opening up with the insane instrumental created by Jordan Fox and Clint Ford, there is a mixture of strings and flutes of some sort that are perfectly juxtaposed by pungent drums and even more crispy hats and claps that create an amazing trap-influenced beat that Gnar and Skies absolutely destroy. As Gnar comes in for the hook, his lines are kept simplistic yet intricate enough to stand out in your head and trust me, each flow is so catchy that you’ll be able to memorize the lyrics after …

Take 5 – [Lil Skies]

Just a couple of months ago almost to the day, Lil Skies dropped off his sophomore album Unbothered. While it seems like he took a bit of a hiatus for a moment, it’s obvious to fans that he was still locked in the studio making some hits even if he wasn’t releasing them as regularly as he once was. When his album was upon us, Skies delivered 14 songs that were full of hits as well as some more revealing tracks that prove he’s not just some rapper who only gloats about his wealth, but things can get much deeper than they might appear on the surface. Obviously, when an artist releases an album, it’s pretty typical of them to continue the rollout for months to come with music videos, interviews, and the rest of the works as well, so when I saw that the Pennsylvanian star decided to bring his song “Take 5” to life in the form of a visual with director Bobby Lee Palmer, I was beyond stoked considering it’s one of my favorite cuts off of the project. Opening up, Skies can be found under the deck of a nice-sized yacht with a few lovely ladies …

Watch Lil Skies new interview on Carton Conversations

Lil Skies was the latest guest on our growing series Carton Conversations, on the tenth episode that is also the season finale! We had to go big for the season finale, so not only did we have Lil Skies come by the office for the interview, we had his close friend + Lyrical Lemonade founder Cole Bennett host! These two touched on plenty of subjects in this interview including how they first got connected, the classic music video for “Red Roses”, the story behind the “Nowadays” visual, his new album Unbothered, the close relationship he has with his fans, working with Lil Durk, Wiz Khalifa showing him a ton of love, growing up in a small town, how fatherhood has changed his life, his upcoming collab with $NOT, the idea of what happiness is and so much more. This was the perfect ending to Season 1 of Carton Conversations, we have a lot of room to grow and the sky is the limit for this series, watch this new interview below and if you haven’t already, check out the other conversations we have with The Kid Laroi, Teezo Touchdown, DJ Scheme, 24kGoldn and more on LL2. Photo by Jackson W

Risk – [Landon Cube]

It’s no secret that Landon Cube is a pretty close friend of Lyrical Lemonade’s. Ever since he teamed up with Lil Skies to bring their hit song “Red Roses” to life and got Cole to shoot the visual, the bond was created, and I don’t think it could ever be broken. Landon’s just such an easy artist to root for because he seems like such a normal, down to earth persona rather than this inhuman superstar that he honestly probably is. Back in early December, Landon finally decided to drop off his debut album Sapphire, a 14 song, half-hour-long project that gave fans an even deeper, more introspective look at the incredible talent beyond all the pomp and circumstance that his life might seem to contain from the outside looking in. While fans seem to be as loyal as ever supporting his album, as they should, Landon isn’t even close to done with the fun he has been creating with this release. To further emphasize his point, he recently decided to drop a music video for a cut of the album entitled “Risk”, and I couldn’t be more excited with the results. Landon teamed up with director Sam McGrath, a …

Riot – [Lil Skies]

After taking a bit of a break from music, or at least releasing music as regularly as he once did, Lil Skies has been on a bit of a roll in recent history. I’ve covered these new songs that included “Fidget” and “Havin My Way” which featured Lil Durk, and they showed off a new side to Skies that I wasn’t previously aware of. It seemed as if the hiatus he took was much needed, and he wanted to focus on furthering his career and sculpting his style so that way he’ll continue to be a mainstay in music and not fall off like so many artists have done in the past. This was obviously a smart move because those two songs alone seemed to show exactly what sort of steps he was taking in order to ensure his position in the industry. His streak of drops luckily continues once again today with yet another song releasing, this one called “Riot”. He recruited his frequent collaborator CashMoneyAP to build the instrumental which is absolutely incredible in my opinion. Bouncy, blaring 808s, chattering hats, and lively, vibey synths lay the foundation for this fast-paced, upbeat banger. Skies’ delivery is a bit …

Watch The ‘Behind The Video’ For Nowadays

When you look at the music video catalog on the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel, there have been plenty of standouts of the years. There has been plenty of classic videos some of our favorite artists that live on our YouTube, but one that stands out for all of us here at LL was “Nowadays” by Lil Skies and Landon Cube. So, for our latest ‘Behind The Video’ segment on our LL2 YouTube, we broke the the process behind that video, enjoy!

Fidget – [Lil Skies]

Despite coming onto the scene a couple of years ago and taking the music world by storm, Lil Skies has been somewhat quiet. After last month’s single “Havin my Way” featuring Lil Durk, Skies went back into the lab and remained silent ever since. This can most likely be explained with the fact that he’s in full-on album mode, honing in on exactly what needs to happen in order to deliver his most cohesive body of work yet. Although I’m not entirely sure what to expect from the project, I can tell based on the first single and his newest offering “Fidget” that this is going to be well worth the wait and unpredictable silence. “Fidget” begins with bubbly synths, crisp percussion, and punchy kick drums, elevated by some of the heavily autotuned humming that Skies brings to the background of this track. Skies switches up from his normally off the wall, highly outgoing demeanor and opts for a more subdued, relaxed delivery. I definitely appreciate this because I felt as if his flows could get somewhat monotonous or repetitive at times in the past, so seeing this new side of him definitely give fans an insight as to the …

Havin My Way- [Lil Skies] ft. [Lil Durk]

It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from Lil Skies, but I think that might have been part of his strategy. I’m assuming he wanted to give his existing music some time to breathe and truly hone in on his skills to take his career to the next level. Then again, he might’ve just gotten tired of being stereotyped as an artist who only had a couple hit songs because although songs like “Red Roses” put him on the map, his discography went much deeper and contained so much more complexity than most people gave him credit for. I’m super excited to say that he’s come back in a huge way, releasing a song and music video called “Havin My Way” with Lil Durk. The artistic strings in the production create an infectious melody that is played up by rattling hats and thumping bass. Skies does his thing, proving that he still has all the talent he possessed before his hiatus and then some as he mixes up his toned-down delivery with a more harmonious and energetic style. He covers many topics throughout his verse and hooks, one being how he doesn’t like the guy that a girl he …