Love Goes – [Bianca Shaw]

Bianca Shaw has been somewhat of a staple in Chicago over the last few years, and anyone who is familiar with the community will surely agree with that statement. She has been featured on some of the best songs to come from the city, she has performed live on major platforms, she has put out a memorable EP, and not to mention she has been at the forefront of Taylor Bennett’s TBE label. Today, Bianca Shaw is back on our website with her brand new song titled “Love Goes”, which is one of her most versatile tracks to date. She seemed to have the perfect fusion of Alternative rock and hip-hop on this joint, she sung melodically at points and then switched up & rapped with some serious ferociousness, giving us an ode about the struggles that you will deal with in love sometimes. I definitely want to interview Bianca sometime after this quarantine ends, but for the time being, do yourself a favor and check out this new song from Bianca below!

Good Guy – [Taylor Bennett]

Taylor Bennett is never shy to get experimental with his music, he has made memorable records that could classify in many different genres, and today he is back with his latest experimental cut titled “Good Guy”. This song starts off with some Rock n Roll type of vibes, and Taylor matched that with what I would consider some alternative + hip-hop styles to compliment it, but no matter how you categorize it we can all agree that the song came out perfect. Taylor Bennett had a terrific year last year but I believe he will take it to the next level in 2020, his track record shows that he only gets better every year so I’d say that’s a safe bet. Check out this new offering via Soundcloud below and if you are rocking with this song then go ahead and give Taylor Bennett a follow on Twitter here!

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 …

Watch Chance The Rapper & Taylor Bennett Perform “Roo” on James Corden

Chicago brother tag-team Chance and Taylor Bennett have no shortage of memorable collaborations together in their music, and one of the most powerful meetings of the brothers’ minds surfaced this summer on the track “Roo”. The emotional cut off Chance The Rapper’s ‘The Big Day’ speaks to the unique bond between the two brothers, cemented by two of the most poignant verses on the entire album. Yesterday, Chance and Taylor brought “Roo” to the Late Late Show stage, offering up a reinvigorated live rendition of the song. In front of clips from old home movies and sitting under streams of white flowers, both artists command the stage with their conviction behind the mic. The already-powerful track gets an even more uplifting treatment in this performance, thanks to a new arrangement of horns and live instrumentation to escalate the song’s most dramatic moments. Altogether, Chance the Rapper and Taylor Bennett execute a performance that thrives off of homegrown energy, making for yet another shared memorable moment in music between them.

Watch Chance The Rapper on Hot Ones

Chance The Rapper is a Chicago legend and a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade, and he recently stopped by one of my favorite shows Hot Ones for a brand new episode. The terrific host Sean Evans asked Chance about plenty of questions about things such as his Netflix show Rhythm + Flow, the importance of Reggies and Harold Washington Libary, the connection between rap and comedy, the White Sox, Kanye West + his new album, his brother Taylor Bennett, his favorite Chicago food stop, working with Lil Wayne, his Christmas album with Jeremih, Chance The Snapper, The Big Day, his upcoming tour and he even got Chance to explain some deep dive pictures on his IG. This was a hilarious interview as it usually is, so I highly suggest that you check it out for yourself 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 …

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 …

American Reject (White House Freestyle) – [Taylor Bennett] x [Supa Bwe]

Chicago superstars Taylor Bennett and Supa Bwe are two of the OG artists who we have been rocking with here at LL for years now, they have worked together countless times in the past but one of my favorite collab joints they have ever done just got a brand new visual, the intro and title track to Taylor’s fantastic project! Nine months into 2019 when I look back at all of the great new music that has come out of Chicago this year, Taylor Bennett’s The American Reject stands near the very top of the pack, this record here was a fan favorite (me included) on the tape so I was happy to see it great a witty & clever music video to help bring it to life. I loved this visual a ton for many reasons, but mainly because it was extremely unique & creative, you got to see the funny side of both Taylor and Supa and it was just flat out a feel-good watch for me. I could go on and on about this one but I’ll just let you get right into it, watch Supa Bwe transform into The Science Boy and Taylor Bennett do his best …

Q&A: Jay2’s Energy Brightens Zero Fatigue’s Roster

After taking a break from releasing new music, Chicago rapper Jay2 returned last month with a new EP aptly titled ‘4 Tha Wait’. The 7-song project features some of Jay2’s most energetic music yet, taking the same fast-paced flows and animated wordplay that’s remained consistent throughout his work and packaging it in a more melodic way–a natural progression for his already lively, lighthearted style. Jay2’s evolution as an artist has been an ongoing process, beginning when he first started working with engineer Chris Classick. Through Classick, he met Smino and Bari in 2012, and started working with Monte Booker not too long after that. Coming up with a tight circle of collaborators and friends, which later led to the formation of Zero Fatigue, has allowed Jay2 to hone his craft over the years. Now, the 24-year-old artist is gearing up for a headlining show at Schubas this Friday. Read about the upcoming show, his favorite Lil Wayne mixtapes, and his forthcoming album in our latest interview: — MDR: How/when did you get into music? Jay2: When I was maybe 15. I always liked it, and I used to do little freestyles when I was younger on a voice recorder. Then …

Watch Chance The Rapper’s brand new interview with The Breakfast Club

Chance The Rapper has been doing a ton of interviews lately and I have been loving every minute of it, the latest of his stops was The Breakfast Club! Envy, Angela & Charlamagne asked Chance about several things including his first time around at The Breakfast Club and how things have changed since, getting married, how he pieced together The Big Day, some people giving him unguided criticism, spiritual warfare, his thoughts on the NFL, social media, running into fans in real life, mental health, having his second child, Kirk Franklin performing at his wedding, his relationship with God, messaging, his upcoming tour with his brother Taylor Bennett, quitting cigarettes, police brutality, women he respects in the industry and so much more. Watch this brand new conversation below!