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New Drank – [Lucki]

Lucki is one of the most notable figures in the Chicago music scene, and I don’t think anyone would argue with that statement for even a second. He has been in the music game for almost a decade which is impressive considering he’s still relatively young when compared to other notorious figures in the Windy City, and his career is still continuing to skyrocket whether you like it or not. Although his sound has remained fairly similar to the way it was back when he first got his start, his personal plot has thickened and his story has grown deeper and more compelling than ever, and this is something that keeps fans coming back for more as he continues on in his career. Although he might not be your typical superstar, his cult following never stops growing, and even when he takes small breaks to recompose himself and his narrative, his fans are always going to flock back in hordes because they know exactly what they’re getting with Lucki’s music, and that’s some straight-up hits. Most recently, Lucki came back with another banger entitled “New Drank” which comes equipped with a Lonewolf-directed music video that’s yet another unforgettable addition to …

Still Outside – [Fat Nick]

Ever since I got into the underground music scene over a half-decade ago, there have been a few stand-out names that I constantly find myself revisiting no matter how old some songs may be, at this point. Out of all of these artists, Fat Nick has always been someone who I constantly find myself returning to at one point or another, and even some of his songs from years ago still hit the same as they did when I first heard them. While it seems as if he might’ve slowed down on his output since I first found out about him years and years ago, he still seems to remain true to himself and rely heavily on the foundation he has built throughout the years, so every time he releases something new, I give myself no choice but to tune in, and I’m literally never disappointed. Luckily, his hiatus has come to an end with the release of his latest song “Still Outside”, and while this might be the first song I’ve heard from Nick in a decent amount of time, it sucked me right back in and I think I’m going to go back and revisit some of my …

Think You Right – [Whethan] ft. [ericdoa] & [Glaive]

Ever since I became fully engrossed in the world of hyperpop, I have yet to be let down by any of the artists classified in this very niche yet incredible subgenre. Not only are they proving exactly how innovative they can be behind a microphone, but the instrumentals are out of this world, and they never seem to stop releasing things, so there’s always a new jam to get in tune with which is a blessing without a doubt in my mind. If you’re even remotely similar with this genre, it doesn’t take someone like me to tell you that ericdoa and Glaive are two of the poster children for hyperpop, and they’re only going to continue to get better as they make their way throughout their careers and get older. Aside from them, Whethan is a producer who has been solidifying himself in the scene for quite some time, and he has been creating the foundation of so many different songs with some of the most inventive sounds in music, so he definitely can’t go unnoticed, either. Luckily, this trio decided to come together for an unbelievable new song called “Think You Right”, and the results are as amazing …

Streets – [Jean Deaux]

Chicago never has any shortage of talent, and that’s why it’s so surprising that it doesn’t get nearly the amount of recognition that I feel it deserves. With so many different styles of music and a variety of different genres, there is always someone new peaking their head up above the water and showing you exactly why they deserve some time in the spotlight, and some of them have been doing so for years. One of these artists is Jean Deaux, a wildly underrated Chicagoan who has been doing her thing in the local scene for a minute, and yet the rest of the country has somehow taken her for granted, but this is something I simply won’t do. She is immensely talented and versatile, and that is abundantly clear throughout her very diverse catalog of music that she continues to expand upon as she moves on throughout her career. Luckily, she decided to drop a new song entitled “Streets” as well as an amazing self-directed music video that comes together for an amazing one-two punch that’s definitely going to strengthen her discography incredibly. As a simplistic percussion foundation creates a path for Jean to do her thing, tranquil synths …

first order of business – [Baby Keem]

I know I’ve pretty much posted every music video and accompanying release of Baby Keem’s since he released the melodic blue last week, but the simple truth is the fact that I’m not even close to tired of this album, and I don’t think fans are either. It’s my personal favorite album of the year so far, and while I don’t think that’s a controversial opinion, at this point, his music videos are only bringing this project to new heights due to their creativity and abstract nature, so until I’m forced to stop writing about his releases, I’m going to keep covering them for as long as I can. While I have trouble pinpointing exactly what my favorite song on the album is, I was blown away by his song “first order of business” because it’s finally a song in hip-hop that doesn’t flex about his own personal riches and wealth, but it speaks on how he wants to use his fortune to take care of his family and the ones that mean the most to him, and that’s the endearing part of music that doesn’t get enough attention whatsoever. Luckily, we actually received a Dave Free-directed music video that …

Love For Yah – [Khi Infinite]

“It’s a relatable message of feeling the need to tell the ones you love most that you are there for them and no distance is going to change that. I originally wrote this song during a time of great change and needed a way to express how I was feeling. Even though things were moving in the right direction for me professionally, I felt really disconnected from my family back home and I wanted to find a way to tell them that. Luckily, I am a musician and so I put all of what I was feeling into a song” – Khi Infinite Virginia Beach artist Khi Infinite returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a heartfelt song titled “Love For Yah.” The track employs a smooth instrumental as Infinite alternates between hip-hop and R&B to showcase his versatility. Visually the accompanying video perfectly captures the song’s message, which is centered around love in spite of distance. “I need to call my mother up let her know I still got love for her” is beautifully sung on the hook, which thematically symbolizes the importance of remaining in touch with family no matter what. Although technology has provided humans more options to communicate, the …

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

Perk Franklin – [Sada Baby]

Last Year, it seemed like I couldn’t go a week, let alone a few days, without writing about a new Sada Baby release, and man, those were the days. He was absolutely blowing up, partially due to his insane output, but more so thanks to his unbelievably captivating personality, wild lyrics, and through the roof energy. Since then, he has somewhat slowed down on releases, and that’s partially because I think he scaled back on the number of features he did, but that just makes things that much better when he does drop something new nowadays. Just the other day, Sada came back in full force by releasing a new song entitled “Perk Franklin” as well as a Keefer-directed music video that is yet another wonderful addition to his streak of unexpected loosies that fans have been eating up without question. On the beat, we hear some frantic, fast-paced synths that are eventually joined by piercing percussion and thunderous 808s which come together for another amazing base that Sada absolutely destroys. When he begins to spit, he starts off pretty calm, cool, and collected as he boasts some hard-nosed lines full of aggression and assault, stringing together a slew of …

Gët Busy – [YEAT]

Over the past few months, it has been rare for me to go a day without hearing the name YEAT, and I figured it was about time that I tapped in. Luckily, when I was hanging out with my brother over the weekend, we went down a rabbit hole of his music and I feel as if I have a very sturdy understanding of the Portland rapper’s skill set, yet he seems to surprise me on every new song he releases. Not only was it time that I got in tune, but when I saw him kicking it with Drake over the weekend as well, I knew that he was an artist that means business, and I couldn’t ignore him any longer. I’m so glad this awakening happened too, because with his most recent Flansie and Skimayne song “Gët Busy”, he shows that he is truly a force to be reckoned with, and I am so happy that he’s on my radar now. The song itself is very diverse, giving him a foundation to show off his versatile sounds and very intriguing vocals that are constantly switching up with pretty much every line he delivers, giving us a mixture of …

Way 2 Sexy – [Drake] ft. [Future] & [Young Thug]

Hearing that Drake finally released his long-awaited album Certified Lover Boy after months of anticipation should come as no surprise, but it almost feels surreal now that it’s in our hands. I have yet to listen all the way through quite yet considering I want to make sure to give it my full, undivided attention, but you can bet that’s the highest priority on my list right now. Luckily, Drake is never one to do the bare minimum, so in order to keep the celebration going, he even released a Dave Meyers-directed music video for his song “Way 2 Sexy”, a record that also features the legendary Future and Young Thug themselves. Simply put, there is no shortage of creativity in this one, and while there are so many crazy scenes that you need to see for yourself, I definitely couldn’t resist highlighting a few of my favorites. As it opens, Drake is midway through an intense workout before things change up completely and he dons a fat suit at the beach, letting his belly hang free in his unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt as he walks up and down the coast. When Future comes in, he takes things back to his …