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 …

Alone – [Yung Divide]

Yung Divide is one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets. At only 13-years-old he’s cranking out some of SoundCloud’s most catchiest tracks, sounding like a blend of a pre-pubescent Justin Bieber mixed with a bit of Lil Skies. Catchy hooks blend with infectious instrumentals across his limited discography, while his identity continues to remain unknown (aside from his impressively young age). “Alone” is his latest release, and has already proven to be a fan-favorite. Featuring production from Nick Mira and Divide himself, the emotional ballad gives an insight into young heartbreak and the feelings attached. On a side-note, it’s worth mentioning that Divide records, mixes, masters and produces a majority of his own material from inside a bedroom. If his work ethic is any sign, Yung Divide is about to have a huge breakout year in 2020. Listen to “Alone” by Yung Divide below. words by Liam M

TICKETS: Lyrical Lemonade Christmas Show 2019

December 28th in Chicago @ the Patio Theater   Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Second Annual Christmas Show 2019   Lil Skies • Lil Tecca • Jack Harlow• The Kid Laroi • TheHxliday   You can purchase tickets for the Christmas show HERE! * ALL AGES*   (proceeds from the show will be donated to the National MS Society)

More Money More Ice – [Lil Skies]

Just a few minutes ago we dropped a brand new music video for Lil Skies new record “More Money More Ice”, and if you know anything about the relationship that Skies & LL’s own Cole Bennett have, then you already know that they always come with A1 visuals. It’s been a stunning sight to see Lil Skies grow as an artist over the past couple of years, to the point where he’s one of the biggest new artists in the world + he’s touring across the globe, but no matter what him and Cole always come together a handful of times a year to give the fans what they want! As you probably expected, they did a incredible job here and made another timeless classic video, don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourself below. Produced by ChasMoneyAP +Pooh Beatz x NILZ

Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …