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Plz Don’t Tell Your Friends I Cried-[Luke Wild]

I have a handful of favorite artists right now and one person that is among them is none other than Luke Wild. A few moths ago, I had the chance to see the LA-based talent play live at the Echo and it’s safe to say that I became a full-fledged fan from the moment he began his 30 minute set. To this day, I still find myself replaying the video footage I have of that night and reliving the entrancing performance that Luke gave us. There are just certain artists who were born to be stars and this talented individual who I have the pleasure of writing about today most definitely falls into that category. Luke Wild makes it onto our page for his brand new song called, “Plz Don’t Tell Your Friends I Cried” and it truly might be the song of the week for me. The two minute and eighteen second offering wastes no time in encapsulating listeners in Luke’s nostalgic influences mixed with his new school flavor. Throughout the entire song, Luke manages to equally shine a light on his unique vocals, impressive songwriting and dynamic production; all pieces that contribute to his greatness. There is extensive …

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 …

Our 50 Favorite Joey Bada$$ Songs

Every once in a blue moon, an artist will come by in hip-hop that bridges the ever-dividing gap between the new and the old – someone who embodies the best of both, and someone that everyone can agree on. Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew were just that when they first came out. Employing a 90s-influenced style and a classic aesthetic that inspired a generation of artists in New York and beyond, Pro Era had the technical skill and “pure hip-hop” lyricism that one would expect from a 90s act, while they also possessed a sense for style, sound, and group comradery that resonated with current-day listeners. It was an incredible marriage of innovation and influence that came from a crew of artists talented and wise beyond their years, spearheaded by none other than Joey Bada$$: an artist now with several undeniable classics to his name, all the way from pure-as-it-gets hip-hop tracks to high-flying, radio-ready anthems. Frankly, Joey Bada$$ has done it all, and his still-growing contributions to hip-hop – aesthetically, lyrically, sonically, and otherwise – are not to be underestimated. Not often do we get a talent of Joey’s caliber that fans of any age can get behind, …

Steamy – [seeyousoon]

Florida based music collective seeyousoon releases a wildly entertaining video that may be one of the best you’ll see this week entitled “Steamy.” In 2018 seeyousoon was formed as a group comprised of vocalists Mitch, Maddie, Josh, Luke, Dre and Drex teamed up with producers Ignacio, Kenny, and Denny. In “Steamy” the group uses the booth as a literal therapy session as each member gets somethings off their chests. The video highlights different forms of therapy in which different members participate in one on one, group, and looking at one’s self in the mirror. If your a fan of multi-genre music collectives like Brockhampton and 99 Neighbors then Seeyousoon doesn’t veer much far from that sound. In an article by way of The Fader, seeyousoon stated that this was actually the first record they recorded as a group together. So it was only right that this would be the first single introducing them to the masses. Watch the music for seeyousoon’s “Steamy” after the break.

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2019

Turning the page into the next decade, our fourth edition of the “Top 50 Chicago Projects of the Year” list marks a special occasion. From the first list until now, four years means more than just four years of picks. It tracks four years of growth from some of our favorite artists, and a chance to watch last year’s entries rise up the ranks and improve, one year after the next. This year, we’re welcoming several Chicago mainstays as well as a plethora of new faces. The constant between every pick? A strong representation of the talent in Chicago, solidifying the city as a front runner in the trend-setting landscape of hip-hop. If there’s any city presenting some of music’s premier faces, both old and new, it’s Chicago, just as we aim to capture on this list. That said, below is Lyrical Lemonade’s top 50 Chicago projects of 2019. Thank you to all of the artists working so hard to provide us with music, and here’s to a promising decade to come for Chicago music. From 2019 ’til infinity. Honorable Mentions: Chanelle Truvillion, Kiraly Payne — 50) Josi Green & Ausar – The Good & The Bad EP Josi Green …

Kaash Paige: On The Cusp of a Moment

Photo by @nxphew You almost get the sense that Kaash Paige doesn’t realize she’s famous. For one of the most buzzing young singers in music right now, she’s remarkably regular, whatever that means, and she’s proud to be that way. The 20 million Spotify streams on “Love Songs” haven’t gotten to her head, and quite frankly, neither has anything else. Kaash is still living life just as she did a year ago, only now, with a lot more attention. “These past few weeks have been crazy, everywhere I go. People be crying and I’m like what the hell [laughs], why are you crying?” Earlier this year, it was “Love Songs” that blew up on TikTok, propelled straight from her humble home studio into the headphones of tens of millions of people. Now, with her debut project carving out its deserved spot on the top charts, Kaash Paige is ready to show that her viral moment wasn’t a fluke. After all, TikTok might present an unprecedented rise in the scale of virality, but it doesn’t guarantee that in six months, anyone will hold onto that moment. “I’m not even where I want to be yet. I’m still young, and I know …

TOP 50 CHICAGO PROJECTS OF 2018

While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Kimpossible – [Luke Diamond]

Originally discovering this song courtesy of a production credit from Lyrical Lemonade favorite, Spencer, an artist by the name of Luke Diamond is here today with a gorgeous new offering entitled “Kimpossible” featuring Tahj. Complementary to the soft, passionate presence of Diamond’s vocals, the dreamy nature of this song is what initially struck me as something special. Each note is delivered with the utmost care, and the conviction behind illustrative lyrics such as “save the world but lost your soul” is nothing less than electrifying. Luke Diamond is a wildly-talented individual, and “Kimpossible” is perfect proof. If you need me at any point today, I’ll be lost in the guitar riffs on this one. Listen to “Kimpossible” at the link provided below and follow this budding star on Twitter here!

RIGHT NOW – [Jazz Cartier]

A few weeks back, Toronto artist Jazz Cartier announced that he would be dropping the first single from his upcoming album on April 6. Tonight, he delivered on his promise, releasing the adrenaline-fueled “RIGHT NOW.” It’s a show-stopping performance featuring production and vocals from Ktoe, and although the song is just over two minutes in length, it still delivers the high energy that Jazz Cartier has proven himself capable of generating on tracks like “Dead Or Alive.” The driving confidence of the hook is reminiscent of Travis Scott’s mosh pit inducing antics, and it’s not difficult to visualize the wild possibilities for a live performance of “RIGHT NOW.” Enjoy the escapade into the frenzied melody of Jazz Cartier’s latest effort, set to appear on Fleurever sometime this year. Words by Luke Hinz

TAMAGOTCHI – [Duckwrth]

For Duckwrth, the plan is simple: “being amazing in the art I create and also giving back because if I’m not giving it’s like what the fuck am I doing? But also, I want to look back at old photos of myself and be like, ‘Oh I was a bad mothafucka.’” In the visuals for “TAMAGOTCHI,” the multi-talented Los Angeles artist lays bare his wide array of influences, as he partakes in high stakes, desert escape under the guise of “XTRA” Boy Jones. With the help of his comrades Shiloh Grey (The Transporter) and Kompu Terblu (The Extract//Machina..), the unpredictable Duckwrth wrangles in viewers for a wild, pixelated ride. It’s an insane plunge into the psychedelic, with the quick-tongued rapper switching flows at every turn. Just when you begin to regain your balance, Duckwrth reaches into his bag of tricks to unleash a dizzying guitar solo as the car, “Betsy,” rips off a U-turn as if to accentuate the display. It’s difficult to piece together what exactly is happening on screen in the midst of all the madness, but perhaps that’s an unnecessary venture. Better to just let “TAMAGOTCHI” rock, and enjoy the ride it has to offer. Director Lino …