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BET Uncut – [Madeintyo] ft. [Chance the Rapper] & [Smino]

Although Madeintyo has been making music for years, it seems like his spotlight has possibly dimmed somewhat recently after dropping massive hits like “Uber Everywhere” and “Skateboard P”. It’s tough to keep pumping out bangers such as those time and time again, but that doesn’t mean that tyo isn’t consistently making great music still to this day. Just take his latest hit “BET Uncut”, which also includes superstars such as Chance the Rapper and Smino to give their spin on the homage-paying single. Tyo also recruits his friend and frequent collaborator K Swisha to produce this track, where he utilizes ambient synths, pounding 808s, and crisp, lighthearted percussion to pave the way for a light and airy offering. Tyo’s voice is calm and smooth as his subdued delivery shines through flawlessly. Although his words might come off in a nonchalant, unphased disposition, his ad-libs are much more energetic, adding even more liveliness to the track, per usual. His lines are consistently spread out as he boasts a delivery that takes things one bar at a time, providing some regularity to the hook that continues into his first verse. As Chance hypes himself up prior to going in for his verse, …

Square Bitch – [MadeinTYO] ft. [A$AP Ferg]

MadeinTYO is a bit of a mysterious figure in the Rap world, from my perspective. It seems like he has been known to virtually disappear for somewhat extended periods of time and then come back out of nowhere with brand-new music. While we know he’s still alive and thriving due to his extremely active Twitter account, it seems like he might’ve been able to capitalize a bit more and take additional steps to truly become a superstar after “Uber Everywhere” and “Skateboard P”. Nonetheless, he has managed to piece together a pretty formidable career, and considering he’s still so young, it seems as if he has set himself up for success and a beyond comfortable life for the foreseeable future. Maybe this is just me, though, because I haven’t paid super close attention to his music recently, so maybe he’s been dropping left and right and these releases have just gone under my radar. Either way, he’s back with a fresh new track today and he even recruited A$AP Ferg to accompany him for this laid-back record. The name of the song is called “Square Bitch”, and although it might not be TYO’s most impressive offering, it still hits hard …

Behind the “Learn How To Watch” Video with Cole Bennett

The latest “Behind The Video” segment is about the “Learn How To Watch” visual by Carnage, Mac Miller + Madeintyo, enjoy!

A Conversation With TM88: The Origin of 808 Mafia, Working With Lil Uzi Vert on “P2”, Becoming a Producer Turned Artist and More

Photo Credit: Sem Robert Music creation is not something that is often handled alone. By now, we are all aware of the many elements needed in order for a song to come to fruition. We have the many words and flows provided by the songwriter, the amazing mixes and mastering provided by the engineers, and we have the meat and potatoes of the song, the beats-provided by the producers. There has always been an ongoing debate over which role holds the most weight, and which role is more important than the other. A fair amount of those believe that all roles are equally as important, which is very true to a certain point. However, many believe that the overall feel and vibe of the song is carried from the production. Yes, lyrics are strong enough to speak volumes–but production is powerful to move mountains. One producer in mind that has made a strong footprint in the industry, and blown many speakers in the process, would be none other than the legendary TM88. Regardless if you have heard his voice, or even seen what he looks like–chances are, your favorite rapper has made a record to one of his beats. With …

Tokyo Nights – [TM88] feat. [MadeInTYO]

No matter who gets brought up into the conversation, it would be insane to not mention TM88 when it comes to producers that have been running the game for years now. The 808 Mafia mega producer has been known for producing some of the biggest hits we have known. TM88 has produced for Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and many more. Most recently producing on the critically-acclaimed album Eternal Atake on the song “P2”, TM88 has been shooting from beyond the free throw line and has been putting up major numbers on the board. Today, he’s back with yet another hit with the release of his latest single “Tokyo Nights”, which coincidentally enough, features the Atlanta-native MadeInTYO. The production style of TM88 has always been as unique as can be, as he is a part of the production group that can be crowned as the forefather of the current climate of trap music today. As time progressed, so did TM88 and he continues to evolve with the sound. On “Tokyo Nights”, TM88 unleashes soft and mesmerizing backing instrumentation that sounds like it came straight from the future. The beat is ever so fitting to that vibe of roaming the brightly-lit …

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 …

Hot Shower – [Chance The Rapper]

Chance the Rapper is back to offer fans maybe one of the best music videos of the year for his standout track “Hot Shower” off of his debut album The Big Day. To match the energy and hype that the song brings to the table, there was definitely a lot of pressure to have a visual to do this song justice. With guest appearances from legendary actors like Jake Johnson and Kel Mitchell who also happen to be natives to Chicago, there is a storyline that starts with Johnson owing a group of people who seem to be mobsters money. He calls Chance to see if he can help him out with the funds, but Chance is busy taking a “hot shower” and misses the call. The next setting leads to a gym where the Chicago Emcee is leading a fitness class and getting swole at a gym as well as working at a protein bar making shakes. This leads to another setting change, where Kel Mitchell is busy working behind the counter at a diner, where he picks fights and dances with some of the patrons. For MadeinTYO’s verse, he cruises around a racetrack before getting out and spitting …

Chance the Rapper’s ‘The Big Tour’: A Legendary Moment In Chicago History

Post by Lee Mcintosh “I am so grateful for the love. Thank you Chicago for selling out my first ever show at THE UNITED CENTER” -Chance The Rapper, via Instagram Image via Twitter One of the greatest joys that any fan could have is being part of a city that has major cultural impact. Sports, artists, fashion, architecture and all. In terms of music, there are a handful of cities across the country that have been consistently feeding the culture year after year. LA is responsible for legends like NWA, Dr. Dre, The Game and Kendrick Lamar. New York being the birth of hip-hop brought us legends such as Biggie, Wu-Tang and Dipset. Of course, the south has been providing to a sound that is still dominant today with Trap Music. At last, there is the great city of Chicago providing us with legendary artists like Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and none other than–Chance The Rapper. For those who have been fans of Lyrical Lemonade since day one, you would be well aware that we have been covering Chance’s come up for years now. To see him blossom into the star that he is today has been nothing but …

Draw 2 – [Vintage Lee]

Vintage Lee is the kind of artist who naturally shifts the attention of a room upon entrance. She’s a presence in her own right, and an undeniable one at that, having developed her reputation as a “PiMP” with the retention value and hit-making potential of songs including the MadeinTYO-featured “Vintage Like Lee.” Today, built to last and ready to make a statement with her latest project, Draw 2, the Boston native is back and better than ever. In a fashion similar to that of her last album — the aforementioned PiMP — Draw 2 sources its energy from sheer charisma, blending a natural cool with insurmountably bright production and venue-shaking deliveries. At times, it’s undeniably charming, using soaring hooks to craft songs suitable for the club, the car, and everything in between. But where Draw 2 most identifiably makes its impact is on the other side of things, creating a dichotomy between fun and serious, enchanting yet real. This intersection is where Lee’s sound finds its wings. On songs like “Left in the Cold”, her chip-on-the-shoulder mentality begins to shine through, but not without the braggadocious “Coach Lee” to follow. The entire project works in this way, blending alluring character with personal storytelling — a …

The Big Day – [Chance The Rapper]

Just over two years and a couple months after his last project Coloring Book first debuted, Chicago superstar Chance The Rapper just blessed the world with his highly anticipated new album titled The Big Day. If you are a true Lyrical Lemonade fan who has been supporting since the beginning, then you know that we are all huge fans of Chance The Rapper, he inspired all of us here as well as millions of others around the globe, so you can only picture just how excited I was when I first pressed play on this new album. I was very pleased when I saw the track list had twenty two songs (with a few skits) on it, I took about two and a half hours out of my morning to listen to this a couple of times before I wrote this article, and where should I begin? My initial thoughts were that Chance made it a point to do something different with this project, which I would say he has done with every project, but this project was a little more left field than I expected it would be. That’s a positive thing though, Chance mixed it up and really …