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 …

Going Off – [Lil Skies]

It’s no secret that Lil Skies is a favorite of ours here at Lyrical Lemonade, so I was happy to see he released a new record (and video) earlier today titled “Going Off”. I don’t think that Lil Skies could have picked a more appropriate title of this track, because he was simply going off for the entire duration of this one, rhyming about how he got to this point in his life and some of the adversity he has had to overcome on the way. He even paid homage to one of his influences Lil Wayne toward the middle of this song, leaving a ton of punchline bars & gems that will take you at least a few listens through to catch for some of the, so don’t waste anymore time press play below! Video directed by Louie Knows

Like That – [Jo Ratty]

When it comes to catchy melodies, up and coming rapper Jo Ratty is no beginner. Ratty has been putting out bangers all summer long, but his most recent release is my favorite thus far. “Like That,” co-produced by Guala Beatz and Diplomat, contains the exact summery vibe that is demanded by audiences during the thick of the heat. Talking from the perspective of what it’s like to begin blowing up, Ratty has a fun time bouncing from flow to flow throughout “Like That.” Drawing comparisons to Lil Skies, the 19-year-old New York-based rapper is determined to reach his fullest potential and to exceed any expectations set by his haters. The important thing to take away from Jo Ratty’s music is this: Have a good time, and try to live in the moment. Listen to “Like That” here: Words by Barry R

Death Note – [Gnar] Ft. [Lil Skies] & [Craig Xen]

Gnar has been one of our favorite artists here around the Lyrical Lemonade office for some years now, and it was only a matter of time before he showed up on our YouTube channel, as today he is back with his new visual for “Death Note” featuring Lil Skies and Craig Xen. It truly doesn’t take more than one listen through this record to hear that it’s a hit, so it only made sense that they linked up with one of hip-hop’s leaders, LL’s own Cole Bennett and in the process they made something to be proud of. Check out this brand new music video below and if you like it then be sure to smash that like button! Produced by TM88

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Watch Lil Skies brand new interview with BigBoyTV

Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lil Skies recently stopped by BigBoyTV for a brand new conversation with Big Boy + his crew! You will find Lil Skies talking about plenty of things such as the importance of his family, dealing with depression, his new album named after his mother, dreams that he has, not being a stagnant person, being a role model for thousands of kids, considering going to therapy, making music that is therapeutic for others, having such a die hard fan base, studying other rappers & people, how it feels to be a father soon, his tattoos, turning down the XXL cover last year, being motivated by fear, being careful with how he moves, wanting to work with Lil Wayne, being influenced by Wiz Khalifa & 50 Cent, being in studios since he was four years old, his father being proud of him and much more. Don’t sleep on this one, check out this awesome new interview below.

iLoveJustinBieber – [Jack Bruno]

Jack Bruno is becoming quite the road warrior in the early stages of 2019. Just last month, he capped off a European run with Smokepurrp before heading back to hit the road opening for Lil Mosey on his nationwide tour. Once that wraps up in April, he’ll join the Lil Pump and Lil Skies’ tour. Even with a grueling tour schedule, Bruno has found the time to release some new music, dropping “iLoveJustinBieber” last month and, now, returning with a video for the genre-bending cut that captures the eccentric vibe of the effort. Surrounded by a group of his biggest (and oldest) fans, the Los Angeles-based rapper spits some braggadocious bars that, while they may have a tongue-in-cheek, almost satirical feel, still make for a potent offering; the video may be a little goofy, but there’s nothing funny about the off-kilter hook, that will be embedded in your brain. No word on if “iLoveJustinBieber” is part of a larger project, but if you are in need of more, be sure to check out his 0001 project that dropped last month.