Taylor Bennett Speaks on The American Reject, the Cover Art, TBE + more!

Taylor Bennett has been one of the biggest pieces in the puzzle that makes up Chicago’s music community. He has been rapping and creating music for damn near a decade and has become not only one of Chicago’s best rappers, but more importantly one of the brightest business minds that the city has to offer. The growth of his company Taylor Bennett Entertainment has been amazing to watch to say the least: he has built up a still small yet unbelievably talented roster with Bianca Shaw who has blossomed into one of the best talents that the city has to offer, as well as Zxxk who is one of the most talented producers & creatives in the game. When we look back ten years from now, these two will be far along in their careers under the guidance of Taylor & TBE. Next week Taylor is releasing his forthcoming album The American Reject, and when I saw him tease the cover I knew I had to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office to pick his brain about the project, the cover and so much more. As we gear up for the project that appears to be Taylor’s biggest and most …

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 …

Stop Cappin – [Blueface]

Yesterday California’s own Blueface released a hot new visual for “Stop Cappin”, and it has already surpassed two million views in just twenty fours hours! Blueface has done an extremely good job at showing his all around bright & funny personality in his videos, and yet again he gave us a brilliant skit to start this video that makes fun of his naysayers, followed by easily one of his best videos to date. One of the best things about this song is the way Blueface laced it with witty & well put together bars, but we should all expect that from him by now, he’s put together a more than impressive catalog within the past year. Check out this brand new music video below and if you like what you see you might as well stop by the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash and catch his set, buy tickets here.

Never Met – [Lil Gotit]

I’ve “Never Met” a Lil Gotit song I didn’t like, and with his latest release, the streak continues! In fact, this one might just be my favorite yet and considering the crazy amount of music he’s been dropping lately, that’s saying a lot! Armed with a chiming, snaring beat from 10Fifty (who is quickly becoming Gotit’s go-to producer), Gotit flexes while, at the same time letting you know he’s not one to be played with. This one has a super unique flavor because though the production is light and melodic and Gotit’s flow is so fluid, at the same time it has there’s a darker, more menacing feel to it thanks in part to some understated yet engaging visuals from Diesel Filmz. Between “Never Met,” his album, Crazy But It’s True, and an ever-growing library of music videos, the Atlanta product has been killin’ it lately! Be sure to get caught up on everything Gotit’s been dropping before he hits the stage at LL’s Summer Smash!

TICKETS: Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Festival

June 29th and June 30th in Chicago @ Douglas Park   Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Summer Smash Festival   Playboi Carti, Juice WRLD, Lil Yachty, Blueface, Kodak Black, Trippie Redd + more!     visit the summer smash website for tickets here!

Watch Trippie Redd’s brand new interview with Power 106 LA

Fresh off of the stage headlining at the first annual Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Trippie Redd recently stopped by Power 106 LA to catch up on everything he has been up to lately. You will find the two of them talking about a ton of topics such as his inspirations, being from Ohio originally & moving to Atlanta, working with Scott Storch, his favorite song he has ever written, starting to freestyle nonstop at six years old, what music he has been listening to lately, wanting to do a double album at first and so much more. Take a few minute of your time to check out this brand new conversation below! Photo By Cole Schwartz • Texas legend

No L’s – [Adot]

Fresh off of the stage at the first annual Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash just a few days back, LL favorite & Chicago native is back with a brand new tune titled “No L’s”. He joined forces with producer Macho Beatz who cooked up this menacing instrumental, and if you know anything about Adot you know that he thrives over these types of beats, so you can already assume the outcome. It’s been awesome to watch Adot grow as an artist since 2014, he can came a far way but I think that he is still in the blossoming stages, leaving only the best to come. Take a few minutes of your time to check out this brand tune and if you like it be sure to give Adot a follow on Twitter here.

Replay Interlude – [SuperSmashBroz] ft. [Jefe Replay]

For those who have been following Lyrical Lemonade for some time now, you may remember a write up we did on Boston DJs the SuperSmashBroz and their Massachusetts-oriented compilation project, Family Cookout last summer. Well, today, the SmashBroz continue what has been an eventful summer of shows and new releases with a brand new set of visuals for the song “Replay Interlude” off of the project. Featuring none other than Jefe Replay, this music video finds the Boston rapper in a natural atmosphere of women and partying, unleashing a barrage of clever bars with the same effortless style that we know and love him for. The Snapchat-incorporating scenery shows off unforgettable nights of good times, and all in all, this is a dope visual companion to go alongside a hard-hitting song, The SuperSmashBroz aren’t playing around this summer, so check out their latest offering at the link provided below! Shot by M9 Visuals Produced by LDG Beats

Perc 30s Freestyle – [Lucki]

Chicago native and Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lucki is finding himself back on our pages tonight with his brand new freestyle track titled “Perc 30s”. Lucki joined forces with producer Free Diesel who cooked up wit dark, menacing instrumental, and Lucki casually floated over this beat and dropped one of the best freestyles you will hear all day. Listen to this brand new offering below and if you’re in Chicago be sure to catch Lucki performing at the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash on August 19th!

Money In My Spirit Ouu – [Lil B]

Simply put, it’s always a rare, beautiful occasion when we receive new music from the Based God. Today, making for one of these joyous occasions, Lil B is here to provide a magnificent soundtrack to the end of your week with his latest offering, “Money In My Spirit Ouu”. Featuring shout-outs to several different parts of California, Florida, and Texas, this song finds its energy within a hard-hitting instrumental, allowing the CA native space to let loose his never-ending supply of based rhymes. At one point during the video, the ever-important message of “Respect the animals and life – Lil B” crosses the screen, and if that doesn’t tell you just how positive and rare this release is, then I don’t know what will. That being said, the Based God has delivered yet another inspirational song/video combo, so be sure to click play below and catch him at Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash on August 19th by copping tickets here!