Los Tacos No. 1 – [femdot] x [Chris Patrick]

Just a few weeks ago femdot released his first single of the year with a feature from Saba, and this week he returned yet again with a brand new record called “Los Tacos No. 1” featuring Chris Patrick! When you think about the space in music that both femdot + Chris operate in, they are looked at as two of the most promising rising artists in their respective lanes, so to see them come together on a record just made sense. These two really complimented each other well, hopefully, this is the first of many collabs between the two skilled emcees. My only question is – what the hell is los tacos no. 1? Fem decided to package both of his recent singles together and call them “The Tour Pack”, likely because they were both created + worked on while he was on tour with Saba earlier this year, anyways, stream both of these songs below + see which one you like more.

Mount Olympus – [femdot] x [Saba]

It’s always a treat whenever Chicago native femdot puts out new music, and today he is back on our site with his first release of 2022 called “Mount Olympus” featuring Saba! Anyone who has been following fem or Saba’s career to this point knows that they have a good friendship, fem was featured on the Pivot Gang album a couple of years back, and just a few short months ago, Saba brought femdot on a country-wide tour. Clearly, these two have chemistry and it’s on full display here on this track, they meshed well over this beautifully crafted production, as they floated with ease while dropping ear-pleasing rhymes. This is one of the best releases to come out this week, but don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourself below!

Amindi: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Amindi is an artist who I first got familiar with earlier this year through a tour that we were both a part of, and I have been hooked on her music ever since! During the brief stop in Chicago during that tour, I had Amindi come by the Lyrical Lemonade office for an interview, and today I am happy to bring you all the final product! I spoke with Amindi about many topics including growing up in Los Angeles, her album Nice, working with Isaiah Rashad, her experience on Saba’s “Back Home” tour, her love for mint bliss gum, and much more. This was a great interview, Amindi is a talented musician and an even better person, get to know her by pressing play below!

Watch midwxst perform at His Former High School’s Prom

As most of Lyrical Lemonade’s regular readers most likely already know, we typically cover new releases in terms of projects, songs, videos, and other things in a similar vein. This means that I don’t often venture off into other territories and write about different things, but some things are just way too appealing for me to not talk about, and I love when I find something that is just so pleasing, I have no choice but to write about it. This might not be a surprise to many people, but midwxst is one of my personal favorite newcomers in the whole music business, and while he has seen his fame skyrocket over the last year or so, I can say from the bottom of my heart that if there is one person who deserves all of these accolades, it’s Edgar. In another breath, when someone like him is an alma mater of your high school, I have always been curious about how much of a deal that is, or if it’s just another fun fact in your back pocket. I mean, although Saba is a few years older than me, he actually went to my high school, but he was …

Watch femdot’s new interview with On The Radar

femdot is just days removed from his two-month journey on tour with fellow Chicago emcee Saba, a pivotal (no pun intended) experience that was extremely valuable for him. While he was in New York during the tour, fem was able to squeeze in a little time to stop by On The Radar Radio for a new interview + freestyle with the host Gabe! You will find fem speaking on many things including the Chicago music scene, attending DePaul University, his project “Not For Sale”, the impact Rockie Fresh had on him, Delacreme Scholars and more. This was a solid interview, much love to Gabe + the good people at On The Radar, take some time to check out this conversation below!

Watch femdot’s new freestyle on AMPD

femdot has been on the ‘Back Home’ tour with Saba for the past month, he’s a busy man but he made some time to stop to see the gold folks at AMPD and give us a new freestyle over Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer” instrumental. Anyone who even slightly knows fem knows that freestyling and pure rapping is his bread and butter, so you don’t even need to press play before you know he killed this one! Rumor has it that this is the first of a few new freestyles that are going to be coming from the Chicago leader, so if you aren’t already, give him a follow on Twitter to keep up with him!

Five of Our Favorite Shows from Last Year, and Five to Look Forward To

As life started to return to a state of relative normality last spring, so did the state of live music. Tours were announced and re-announced, fans were ravenous for tickets, and together it seems like live music experienced its own isolated roaring 20’s – albeit briefly. Though there’s no telling what is bound to happen in the future, the covid case spikes seem to be fewer and far between these days – so below you’ll find a brief list of some of our favorite shows from 2021, as well as a few tours worth keeping your eyes on as spring turns to summer. Whether you love festival crowds or despise their hectic energy – we can all agree that there’s nothing better than listening to music with those we love. With luck, this list will guide you (and your friends) to a memory waiting to be made.  Our Favorite Shows of 2021 — IDK: Fresh from the release of his sophomore LP USEE4YOURSELF – IDK’s shows were the perfect portrayal of his recent hot streak. At his Los Angeles show, the venue was packed with diehard fans waiting on his every word. If he played a cut from an older …

Mueen/Pray – [femdot.]

femdot is lightyears ahead of a great majority of rappers in this day and age, he’s a rare breed that can rap with the best of them while also creating unforgettable melodies, he’s one of the rarest artists that I have known in my entire life. Every now and then, fem will drop a record that just proves that no one can rap with him, and the outro on his latest project was just that. “Mueen/Pray” is one of the single best records to come out of Chicago last year, and today femdot decided to bless his growing fanbase with a new visual for the song. Any femdot fan knows that video director Jon LeVert is fem’s right-hand man when it comes to the visuals, and with the release of this new joint, their catalog of work together is only getting stronger. Check out this brand new visual below and be sure to check out Saba’s tour dates to see fem perform in a city near you!

Come My Way – [Saba] ft. [Krayzie Bone]

It should come as no surprise that I have the utmost respect and admiration for Saba. Not only is he a fellow Chicagoan, but he puts on for this city in a way that it seems like no one else has, and as his career has gone on, he has been able to spread his captivating message with the world more than ever before. As he was preparing to release Few Good Things, every single got me more and more eager to hear the entire album, and ever since it was released, it has been in my rotation daily, and I find a new thing to enjoy about it with every new listen. With the new age of the internet, I find even myself having a hard time revisiting entire albums because there are just too many new releases every day, but this is one project that I am confident that I will literally listen to for decades because it’s just that good. It’s literally impossible to pick a favorite record off of the album because they’re all just insanely great, but one track that stands out to everyone I’m sure is “Come My Way” with Krayzie Bone, so when …

Skip To My Lou – [Qari] ft. [Twista]

When I think about artists that shaped my music taste and expanded my knowledge of this industry more than anyone else, I have to begin with the emcees in my home city of Chicago. Artists like Saba, Mick Jenkins, Noname, Supa Bwe, and so many others were people I found out after tapping in with larger artists at the time like Chance, Vic, and most of the other SAVEMONEY members. One group that I have to give the most credit to, though, was Hurt Everybody because Supa, Qari, and Lotto just seemed to be this renaissance within the renaissance that was already underway in the Windy City, and they showed me that music didn’t need barriers to be great. In fact, music seemed to be better when those barriers were busted down, and these three talents knew exactly the right tools for tearing down those walls. Since then, we all know that they have gone their separate ways and have thrived in their individual careers, and this fact is proven once again in Qari’s latest single “Skip To My Lou” featuring Chicago legend Twista. It was even produced by Lotto, who hasn’t been a stranger to Qari or Supa by …