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BALD! (Remix) – [JPEGMAFIA] ft. [Denzel Curry]

Although I did a write-up on JPEGMAFIA’s original version of his interesting and creative song “BALD!” just a couple months ago, I had no clue that a rapper like Denzel Curry would jump onto the remix. This pairing might sound strange, but they’ve actually worked together in the past. Along with this, no artist truly fits seamlessly into Peggy’s world, so any pairing might be surprising. This is partially due to the fact that Peggy himself doesn’t even really fit into his own world considering just how boundary-pushing his sound truly is. Every time he creates a song, he gets out of his comfort zone, so he’s pretty used to it at this point. Seeing an artist like Denzel get out of his own comfort zone in a different way than he typically would really lead to impressive and unexpected results, although I’m not extremely shocked due to the abundance of talent that the Florida emcee has demonstrated time and time again. Creating a remix for this track is a perfect bridge for Curry since it’s a song that was made to have fun on and not be taken too seriously, so he could really get experimental and try out …

Save Me – [TheHxliday]

TheHxliday is an artist that we have been championing here at Lyrical Lemonade for about a year now, we dropped a music video with him about four months ago on Christmas, and today he is back with his second Cole Bennett directed music video, this time around for “Save Me”. If you remember that first music video for “Mistakes”, you probably recall that Cole teased this new music video at the end of that one, so TheHxliday fans have been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for this visual to drop for a minute now. TheHxliday has been making a name for himself with his versatile style, he’s a good rapper, an even better singer and his music sounds like a beautiful mesh of pop/R&B fusion HITS. Cole and TheHxliday made something special with this video, it’s the second of hopefully many to come from this duo, but to guarantee that you gotta run this one up! TheHxliday has a very bright future in front of him, he’s a super talented artist + even a better person, so I am so excited for him along with everyone else here at LL. Watch this excellent new music video below!

Easy – [Joey Purp] x [KAMI]

If you’ve been following the Chicago music community for the past five years or so, then you surely know that Savemoney leaders Joe Purp + KAMI have been some of the pioneers pushing the boundaries and breaking down doors for the next generation of artists to come from the city, and today the super duo are back on our pages with a brand new music video for “Easy”. These two have and have always had undeniable chemistry when working together, they have created plenty of ear-pleasing jams throughout the years, but this new joint might just be one of their most addicting tracks yet! This is a relatively quick track considering it’s just over two minutes in length, but it has tremendous replay value, trust me I’ve already played it at least ten times in a row. Don’t take my word for it though, click play on this new visual below and see if you like it for yourself! Directed by Jake Osmun of No Future

On the Line – [Jan Romina]

Jan Romina’s music shimmers with the sheen of 80s synth pop channeled into 2020 with her timeless voice. The Filipina artist’s latest song “On the Line” advances this retro aesthetic mixed with songwriting that stems from a place of heartache—a combination that results in a song that pulls a listener into a trance and holds them there for its entirety. Romina’s steady vocals have an immediate soothing effect once she starts singing on the track, and this effect only gets advanced by the mesmerizing synths and electric keys that also grace the track. As she yearns to save a love that’s in danger, she centers the song on an emotion that many can relate to. While the situation may be dire, “On the Line” functions as a calming soundtrack to soften the blow.

Wish – [Diplo] ft. [Trippie Redd]

One of the most prolific EP’s that collided the worlds of EDM and Hip-Hop together had to have been Diplo’s 2018 project California. This EP included a plethora of budding young artists, giving them a platform to showcase their unique talents overproduction that was pretty uncharacteristic of them at that point. Diplo was able to help these artists attract new fans with his massive following, but also refined his keen sense of talent to pool together some of the brightest rising stars in existence. Although some of the artists already had their names cemented in the industry, this gave others a chance to separate themselves from the pack, receiving a myriad of accolades since their appearance on the project. One of the best songs in my personal opinion had to have been “Wish” featuring Trippie Redd. Although they released a music video not too much later after the EP’s release, they wanted to revisit the song with a brand-new alternative music video, so who am I to complain? This time around, the visual starts in an abandoned warehouse that’s inhabited by only a couch that Trippie is laying on. Out of nowhere, a clone comes and nonchalantly kills him. This …

Meet Orrin: The Cyborg Rapper Sent from 2050 to Save Us All

In 2020, developments in the musical landscape are entirely unpredictable. There’s no way of telling exactly what will propel an artist’s career to the next level, and every day we see new artists rising to stardom in different ways. Let me introduce Orrin, a “collective conscious and cyborg sent by a higher civilization to warn humans about the incoming apocalypse.” Orrin was discovered by millions through a series of viral clips pulled from an episode of the Dr. Phil Show. Orrin’s mother and sister, concerned about Orrin’s realization, appeared with Orrin to seek help from Dr. Phil. Orrin’s composure throughout the show, along with much of what is said throughout the episode, has hooked viewers, leading to thousands of jokes in the comment section of the video. So who is Orrin? Well, according to the episode, Orrin graduated from NYU’s Stern Business School with a 3.9 GPA, but everything changed following this. For the last couple of years, according to their mother, Orrin has claimed to be a music-making cyborg. Orrin is a collective, and therefore speaks using “we”, not “I”, a particular element of the Orrin persona that fans have gravitated towards. There are many notable quotes from the …

LL Presents: The Julian Lamadrid Q&A

Authenticity often gets lost in the constant shuffle of society, so whenever you stumble upon someone who still maintains that aspect of their character, it’s always refreshing. Today, on the pages of Lyrical Lemonade, I’m excited to bring to y’all an artist who embodies authenticity. If you haven’t heard of Julian Lamadrid, then today is your lucky day. After hearing his latest release for a song entitled, “Cigarette”, I hopped on the phone with him to get some insight about the song, but left all the more enamored with his overall story as an artist. When I asked him the simple question “Where are you from?” Julian laughed and proceeded to tell me that this specific part of his life is confusing yet interesting to say the least. Julian’s parents are from Mexico, but he was born in Dubai and went to British schools his entire life. The melting pot of culture that Julian has been a part of is most definitely prevalent in his music; which was always an interest of his. “I was always interested in music from a young age. In my mind, there was nothing more stylish than being a rock star. Growing up, I idolized …

Ready Now? – [Gio Dee]

Ready Now? Yes, he is. Gio Dee’s long-anticipated album is everything that I hoped it would be. The energy in the very first song “Save Yourself” had me bobbing my head in excitement so quickly. The sequence, the flows, the production, the feel, and the diversity all shine from the work put in on this project. He really painted on his canvas with this one and I think that’s what he was trying to portray in his cover art with a paintbrush to the sky. The first 7 songs on the project are murdered solo by Gio but he brings some friends on the last 3. On “Want” he brings two of his own artists that are under his label Chefz Entertainment, Polo $ummers and ONE-H. On the last two, he brings in two big-time features with Iamsu and Marc E Bassy who are both San Francisco natives. Gio visits the Bay a lot where he has ties and goes to work on music frequently. Since his album drop on the 17th, he has already had a release show and visited Tidal and Audiomack headquarters along with a music video release. The other night he also just pulled up on …

20/20 – [Lil Tjay]

2019 was an absolutely massive year for Lil Tjay. He not only had certain singles of his own that blew up, but he was also featured on multiple chart-topping songs, ultimately elevating them beyond expectations. He clearly wanted to get the new year started off on the right foot, and his newest single “20/20” did just that. Beginning with a gentle, heartfelt piano part as the song opens up, it sounds as if it’s going to be an introspective testimonial from the rising star. This isn’t completely the case though, considering that as soon as the tapping percussion and punchy drums come into play, the overall pace of the song picks right up. He utilizes a mixture of his melodic singing and impressive bars which are both elevated by some ambient, drowned out vocals in the background of the song. He does mention topics such as growing up in the streets and how no matter how big he might get, he’ll never lose his routes, and even mentions how he felt as if he was beginning to lose sight of himself and his time in jail actually somewhat helped save him. Additionally, Tjay puts his goals on display, rapping about …

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 …