SEARCH FOR: SOUTHSIDE

TOP 50 CHICAGO PROJECTS OF 2018

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 • …

Southside – [Chris Buxton] ft. [Lilpopout]

A familiar face returns to our pages today with the release of his new single titled “Southside”. This time around, Chris called on fellow artist Lilpopout to complete this incredibly catchy offering. Over the extremely relaxed instrumental, the two fabricate an exceptional atmosphere with their lyrics and vibrant vocals. When asked to describe what was running through his head when he created this track, Buxton stated that “this is an urban take on a suburban love story about growing with a girl from the roots of your career to when you blossom into all of your success. It’s about loving where you’re from and the people that you came with”. As Chris continues to please listeners around the world, you can definitely expect more noteworthy records from him in the near future. Follow Chris on Twitter and be sure to give “Southside” a listen below!

Room 25 – Noname

A lot has changed in the life of Noname since the release of 2016’s ‘Telephone’ cemented her as one of the most pivotal rappers out of Chicago. The success of her project, embarking on solo tours, and moving to LA have all escalated the anticipation for her next move, which arrives today in the form of ‘Room 25’. The formative experiences that have occurred since ‘Telephone’ materialize in one way or another on ‘Room 25’, and Noname’s quick to remind us of her prowess as a raw storyteller. While Noname usually thrives off anonymity, selective about what music she puts out and how much exposure her public persona garners, she knows how to let listeners in when she feels like it. When she does open the door, you’re greeted by a comforting intimacy and an off-beat sense of humor underscoring the personal struggles and social commentary that follow. I’ve only made my way through the entire album a couple times so far, but the rewind button has already gotten some heavy-use as I try and keep up with the Southside wordsmith’s stream of consciousness. As always, she keeps her circle of collaborators tight, calling in longtime friends and hometown heroes …

Watch No Jumper’s interview with G Herbo

G Herbo recently sat down with Adam22 for one of the notorious No Jumper podcasts that you definitely need to tune in for. Not only is the Chicago native fresh off his collab project SWERVO with Southside, Herbo has been seen working closely with the likes of Juice WRLD which he spoke on his relationship with him and Lil Bibby, the shift in Chicago’s music scene, his outlook on his music career and so much more packed into the one-hour discussion. Chances are you’ve already had the SWERVO project on repeat but if you haven’t, go stream that here after checking out G Herbo’s interview with No Jumper below! Via: No Jumper 

Watch G Herbo & Southside’s new interview with The Breakfast Club

G Herbo and Southside recently dropped a project titled “Swervo” last week and a few days back they stopped by The Breakfast Club to chop it up with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God! You will find the five of them speaking about plenty of subjects such as their previously mentioned new project, their thoughts on Kanye West, how Herbo is helping Chicago, Chance The Rapper, the music business, his child, donating to organizations that help with PTSD, building a multi media company in Chicago and so much more. Take a few minutes of your time to watch this brand new interview below!

Beam – [Rich Brian] Feat. [Playboi Carti]

Just from looking at the people involved in making this track, you should already know that this is gonna slap. With Murda and Southside handling the production, it is almost guaranteed that this song will be a hit, but Rich Brian and Carti both deliver impressive verses to compliment the production and really bring together this whole track. There is no doubt that you’ll be head banging to this track as soon as the bass drops so waste no more time and press play below.   Produced by Murda Beatz & Southside

Head In The Clouds – [88rising]

88rising’s influence on the culture along with their ever-expanding team of artists becomes more & more untouchable by the day and now, we have just been given the biggest project in its labels history. Entitled Head In The Clouds, the 17-track effort features the regular squad consisting of Keith Ape, Rich Brian, Joji and the Higher Brothers followed by a massive list of guest appearances including Playboi Carti, Famous Dex, Yung Bans, BlocBoy JB and Goldlink amongst several others. Not only is the feature-list bursting with artists, the production on the record came from the likes of MurdaBeatz, Southside, Oren Yoel as well as the in-house talents of AUGUST 08 and many more throughout. Whether or not you were digging the singles in Japan 88 with Famous Dex and Peach Jam with Joji and BlocBoy JB, Head In The Clouds has something for everyone looking to get into the Summer-mood and get in-tune with some of music’s most sought-after names. Go ahead and jump into Head In The Clouds and don’t miss the visuals for Japan88 and Peach Jam also at the links below:

Underdog – [Duwap Kaine]

Over the past year, Duwap Kaine has become a familiar face over here at LL and his new Underdog album will let you know why. Executive produced by Salisbury native Nine9, the 13-track effort is strictly Kaine in his finest form as each song is flooded with the Duwap waves which he explained in a tweet that “This ain’t no turnt album it’s a vibe album.” Revisiting some of his latest offerings in Southside & the Tell On Me video, fans were probably convinced that Underdog would be all about energy but surely enough, Duwap Kaine has proven once again that he is a multi-faceted talent who finds level ground in turning up & ultimately ‘turning down’ in his releases. No matter the case, it seems like he hasn’t yet dropped a bad song so without further ado, let loose the Underdog project below and leave a comment letting us know which of the 13 tracks you’ve got on replay.

Up – [Young Thug] Ft. [Lil Uzi Vert]

Coming off the surprise release of Hear No Evil in April, Young Thug is back bringing second-wind to the devilish track featuring Lil Uzi titled Up with an insane new visual to match. Taking place in what looks like a mansion straight out of horror flick, the satanic influence & creature-like models were in full force for this one as both Thugger and Uzi are seen piping up to their ecstatic verses while chilling with the dark forces and demons spread throughout the house. It was evident right away that the Southside-produced record packed all the evil vibes so it was only right to bring it to life in the creepiest way possible. Having said that, jump into the video for Up immediately and check back for the next video from Thug’s Hear No Evil project.

Ain’t Doin That – [Southside] ft. [Playboi Carti]

Man, Southside has been killing it in 2018 so far producing hit after hit, and even releasing a mixtape of his own as well. On that tape, he had a Playboi Carti assisted track titled, “Ain’t Doin That.” Now a couple days ago, we were given the music video for this track and it’s pretty cool. Southside went to some animators to make this track as it is entirely an animated film that looks like something you would find on cartoon channel on TV. It was very well done, and should be something you check out immediately so wait no longer and press play below!