Round Here – [Rockie Fresh]

Rockie Fresh is a Chicago legend that we have been huge fans over here at LL for nearly a decade now, and just a couple days ago he dropped a brand new music video for his track titled “Round Here”. I have been loving all of the content that Rockie Fresh has been providing thus far into 2019, and I don’t see him slowing down in the least, he’s going to continue to finish strong. Rumor has it that Rockie Fresh is gearing up to release a new project before the year’s end, and with the backing with the good people at Rostrum Records, I predict that it will be Rockie’s best body of work to date. Watch this brand new music video on YouTube below!

The Talents To Come Out Of Homewood Flossmoor High School

Over the past five years of covering the Chicago music scene, interviewing artists, and making relationships with these creatives, I have noticed something that I believe is super intriguing: there have been so many talented individuals who went to Homewood Flossmoor High School at (or around) the same time. It’s not too often that you see this many extraordinary creatives come out of the same place at once — at least I have never heard of something like this before — but even more so, I think it’s a rarity for to have this type of talent come out of the same school especially in the same field. I believe that a big part of this should be credited to the opportunities that Homewood Flossmoor provides to their students, in all avenues, but especially in the music field. The school has engaged students in music industry classes, Jazz orchestra courses, holding rap contests (and giving out prizes to the winners), shooting music videos for their senior students at times, giving them their own radio show to practice freestyling + DJ’ing, and they even take their bands on extraordinary trips to places like Japan. It’s crazy to think about what can …

Watch Femdot on the NoOneCares Podcast

I apologize because I am admittedly a few weeks late to this article, but while he was in Denver on tour with Tobi Lou, Chicago native femdot chopped it up with the NoOneCares podcast for an interview & the final product was amazing! The amazing host Devin asked femdot about a ton of topics such as how tour life has been going for him, his new project 94 Camry Music, being a storyteller, the Myspace days, his ‘brick by brick’ mentality, the idea of college, graduating from DePaul + what he wants to do with his degree, the importance of individuals like Power 92’s DJ HotRod, his hip-hop influences, what it was like working with Rockie Fresh, wanting to be a professor in the future, Tobi Lou, the talent coming out of Chicago, speaking things into existence, giving out scholarships at his alma mater and so much more. This is one of the best interviews femdot has ever done, so any true fan of him would be crazy to not check this one out, press play below!

Round Here – [Rockie Fresh]

Chicago emcee Rockie Fresh has been having a solid year so far in 2019, and today he is returning with his latest offering titled “Round Here”. The first thing that caught my attention on this track was the firey production that was provided by Mathius Young before Rockie jumped on the beat and simply does what he always does, blessing us with an ear-pleasing song that’s sure to get stuck in your rest for at least the rest of the day. Rockie Fresh has been making some major moves this year, I’ve enjoyed seeing him collab with fellow Chicagoans Tobi Lou and Femdot, but I am even more excited to be receiving some solo material from the HF graduate. Stream this brand new release via Soundcloud below!

Coming Up – [Femdot] x [Rockie Fresh]

Windy City’s own Femdot has been releasing new music every Tuesday as part of his ‘transmission Tuesdays’ experiment and his latest offering is titled “Coming Up” featuring Rockie Fresh. Femdot said it best himself in this tweet, but this release is a little more special because Rockie Fresh was and still is a role model for Femdot, the first ever concert he attended was a Rockie Fresh one + not to mention that they went to the same high school (not at the same time though). This one was a long time coming so I expected it to be good, but sheeeeesh they went above and beyond, each providing impressive contributions to the track + displaying their lyrical ability. What else can you expect though when two of Chicago’s finest team up over a menacing beat like this, I would guess that this won’t be the last time we see these two team up, but for now run up their latest release below! Produced by renzellwav

Must Be Remix – [Rockie Fresh] x [Chris Brown] x [Jon Z]

Chicago’s own Rockie Fresh has had a mega successful career up to now, and one of his biggest songs yet was his track “Must Be” featuring Chris Brown, and we just got blessed with the new remix to the song that includes Latin sensation Jon Z! Rockie has always been on point with his decisions and with who he chooses to work with, so it’s clear that he has a plan behind this joint, and I believe that a big part of that is growing his international fan base. I am extremely excited for Rockie Fresh, he has been one of my favorite artists out of Chicago since I was in early high school, and the rest of 2019 is looking to be HUGE for him. Enough speaking about the song though, check it out!

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Johari Noelle Q&A

Johari Noelle is one of the newer Chicago creatives that I have got in tune with in 2019, and when I heard that she was gearing up to release her new project Things You Can’t Say Out Loud, I figured why not bring her by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a brand interview? You can expect her to speak about plenty of interesting subjects such as the previously mentioned project, all of the talent that has come out of her high school HF, her strong relationship with her family, how Chicago has influenced her and her headlining show that will be taking place this week in Chicago at The Promontory. Learn a thing or two about Johari by reading this brand new interview below, and you can purchase tickets to see Johari live June 5th here.     Elliot: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself? Johari: My name is Johari Noelle I am a singer, song writer and actress from Chicago. I recently released two singles one of them is called “Show Me” and the other one is called “Too Much and I just released a new EP called …

LL Presents TimHueman Torch Q&A

It’s always special when you come across yet another talented emcee from Chicago, and you have probably saw the name Tim Hueman Torch on our pages a few times over the past couple of months, and it’s because he is just that. Not only is Tim a talented rapper that can spit thought provoking lyrics but he is also an extremely smart individual who just thinks different than the average Joe. I recently brought Tim through the office to chop it up about his come up and what he’s been up to lately + much more, so go ahead and learn a thing or two about one of Chicago’s finest underground emcees. EM: Before we dive into the question can you give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. TIM: I go by TimHueman Torch, I am twenty-six years old from the south side of Chicago. As far as music I went to Salem which was a performance-based school, I started out playing the trumpet & stuff like that. — EM: Can you speak on the experience of going to Salem? TIM: Salem was a very artistic school, it breeds some noble dudes like Rockie …

Demeanor – [Casey Veggies] x [Rockie Fresh] x [Curren$y]

While browsing through Soundcloud this morning I came across a super dope new record from Casey Veggies, Rockie Fresh and Curren$y titled “Demeanor”. The instrumental on this offering was handled by Leken Taylor & Ashton Mccreight and together they made a glossy beat that has been stuck in my head for about an hour now, it has a laid back and relaxing quality to it, and it only got better once each of these elite emcees laid their contributions over it. Listen to this brand new record below and if you like it be sure to share it with a friend!


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 • …