Watch Taylor Bennett and Femdot perform on Jimmy Kimmel

Taylor Bennett simply put is just having a better year than a great majority of his competition, I don’t have to go into all of the great things he has already done right this second though, because this man just PERFORMED ON JIMMY KIMMEL! Talk about a way to make a good year even better, but what else can you expect from Taylor, this man has outdone himself time and time again as well as prove that he is a true businessman. Taylor’s project that he dropped earlier this year titled The American Reject had eight amazing records on it’s track list, but a fan favorite on the tape was “Singing The Blues” with fellow Chicagoan Femdot, and that’s exactly the track that Taylor decide to play on this colossal stage! Check out the interview we did with Taylor earlier this year here!  

Happy December (Sofar Chicago) – [Femdot]

Femdot has been having an extremely busy past few days, traveling across the country to perform live on Jimmy Kimmel tonight with Taylor Bennett, but during all of this Sofar just blessed us with a new live performance from the Chicago creative! Femdot performed his fan favorite record called “Happy December” that he dropped back in 2018, and the always great Sofar Chicago audience was loving it! Femdot was joined by his right hand homies Charles Lauste and 5th Of Hen who made sure he was sounding crispy, and they did a fantastic job, while Femdot’s terrific stage presence & crowd control was on display! I am sure it won’t be too long before you see Femdot included in another Sofar Chicago show, but for now press play below!

Watch Taylor Bennett & Femdot on WGCI

Taylor Bennett is one of the best rappers in Chicago but I don’t even need to say that at this point because it’s well known, and he stopped by WGCI yesterday morning for a dope new interview with Kendra, Kyle & Leon! Taylor Bennett also brought through the amazing rapper / fellow Chicago talent Femdot with him this time around around, because tonight they will both be in Los Angeles performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! They spoke on a ton of subjects such as their big performance tonight, Chicago’s music scene, building a sense of community with the Chicago music community, Taylor performing at Taste Of Chicago this weekend, Taylor Swift’s situation, the importance of owning your own music, building a fan base and much more! Check out this awesome new interview below and don’t forget to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight!

The American Reject – [Taylor Bennett]

A few days back we released our exclusive interview with Chicago native Taylor Bennett where he spoke on plenty of subjects including his upcoming album, and we just got blessed with the final product, as Taylor just dropped “The American Reject”. I was blessed enough to get an early listen of this tape when I interviewed Taylor, but it sounds even better in my headphones at maximum volume, he created without a doubt his best project to date. My favorite song on this project is either “Singing The Blues” featuring Femdot or the track “No One Outside” with Bianca Shaw and Chance The Rapper, but this entire tape is flawless in my opinion. Stream this sensational new album below and if you like it check out Taylor’s website and cop some of his merchandise!

Taylor Bennett Speaks on The American Reject, the Cover Art, TBE + more!

Taylor Bennett has been one of the biggest pieces in the puzzle that makes up Chicago’s music community. He has been rapping and creating music for damn near a decade and has become not only one of Chicago’s best rappers, but more importantly one of the brightest business minds that the city has to offer. The growth of his company Taylor Bennett Entertainment has been amazing to watch to say the least: he has built up a still small yet unbelievably talented roster with Bianca Shaw who has blossomed into one of the best talents that the city has to offer, as well as Zxxk who is one of the most talented producers & creatives in the game. When we look back ten years from now, these two will be far along in their careers under the guidance of Taylor & TBE. Next week Taylor is releasing his forthcoming album The American Reject, and when I saw him tease the cover I knew I had to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office to pick his brain about the project, the cover and so much more. As we gear up for the project that appears to be Taylor’s biggest and most …

Sydny August: One Of Chicago’s Gems is Continuing to Thrive

Sydny August is one artist out of Chicago that we have been covering since damn near the beginning, and if you are a hardcore & long time LL supporter you may remember way back when we first did a Q&A with Sydny in November of 2016, but today she is back as the feature of a brand new interview piece! Obviously Sydny has grown since the last time we sat down for a interview, at the time she was barely out of high school and was just getting started in her music career, and now she has become one of Chicago’s best young singers & is well on her way to a degree in English Creative Writing at University Of Kansas. About a month ago Sydny released her latest project titled Uni (You and I), and it is easily one of my favorite tapes to come out of the city this year, so I recently sat down with her to catch up with everything she has been doing and get a closer look at the idea that became this project. Stream her brand new project via Spotify  + watch her new visual below while you read through the interview, and …

Ransom – [Lil Tecca]

One artist that we have ben raving about here at Lyrical Lemonade is Lil Tecca, who is finding himself back on our website with the release of his brand new music for “Ransom” with Lyrical Lemonade’s own Cole Bennett. If you examine Lil Tecca’s catalog you will see that he has only releases outright bangers one after another, this kid has been racking up millions of plays on his own despite still being a sixteen year old high school student and it appears as the release of this video is like lighting the wick to a firework, Lil Tecca is going to be one of the biggest new rappers in the near future. Don’t sleep on Lil Tecca, smash the play button below! song produced by Nick Mira & Taz Taylor

Streaming Services – [Taylor Bennett]

Just a couple of hours ago Chicago’s own and LL favorite Taylor Bennett released his brand new music video for “Streaming Services” after teasing it on socials earlier this week! Taylor Bennett connected with the young legends Strip Mall to direct this visual, and I have told you guys time and time again that these Strip Mall dudes are the real deal, and sure enough they came through with yet another amazing final product. Watch this brand new music video below and if you dig it be sure to give Taylor Bennett a follow on Twitter here. Produced by Ivan Jackson of BrassTracks Featuring Zxxk & Melo Makes Music

Streaming Services – [Taylor Bennett] Ft. [Melo Makes Music]

Chicago leader Taylor Bennett went on his social medias yesterday and assured his growing fan base that he would be providing them with a new record today, and minutes ago he pulled through with a brand new offering titled “Streaming Services”. The first thing that caught my attention on this one was the feature from Melo Makes Music, these two have created great music before so I was expecting more of the same, and sure enough they made some magic. The undeniably catchy hook on this track does a great job at grasping attention from listeners, and his witty verses are what make them stay for the entire duration of the song. Along with the release of this new offering, Taylor left us with some words adding: “I created “STREAMING SERVICES” to educate the world on independent artist struggles to navigate through an industry built on their own creativity. Years later still having little to no understanding of how to distribute and collect funds from our own product.”


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 • …