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Burning Up – [Nardo Wick] x [The Kid Laroi]

Less than a week after releasing Central Cee’s new music video that has amassed nearly 10 million views, Cole Bennett of LL is back again, this time with a brand new music video for “Burning Up” by The Kid Laroi and Nardo Wick. This video was shot a few weeks ago in Norway while Cole was overseas shooting a string of visuals, and it lined up perfectly because it fell on a date that Laroi had off of his European tour! To the common musical listener, this collaboration may seem unexpected, but to me, it’s the textbook “I didn’t know I needed this until I heard it” type of song. Laroi and Nardo complement each other very well and throwing the vision of Cole on top of that significantly amplifies the moment. Take some time out of your Tuesday night to watch this brand new visual below!

attain – [Memoria XI]

Some of my favorite stories that you don’t hear often about artists are the ones where they come from a small town in the middle of a state that isn’t quite known for music, but they have a talent that’s so prominent, they’re destined to be heard by the right people. Memoria XI, someone who I’ve covered extensively over the past couple of years, is a musician who has such a gift and a true knack for music that he caught the ears of the right people, and ever since he has been able to share that gift with the world. Throughout his young and growing career, he has worked with some amazing talents over at Internet Money as well as dropped a few songs with Landon Cube, and after being spotted in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign who was completely vibing with one of his songs, there is no way that he is going to be anything less than a superstar. If you’re unfamiliar with the Hyattsville, Maryland-born emcee, his latest song “attain” is the perfect opportunity to tap in. The instrumental features an emotive guitar melody alongside punchy drums and intoxicating percussion, but Memoria definitely steals the …

DJ Tay James Interview: A Prime Example of Staying Down Since Day One

“I can make certain calls and tap in with a certain DJ in another part of the world and know what’s being played over there. I can make calls and ask who the hottest new artist or producer is. I don’t think the DJ role will never be obsolete because an algorithm can’t think like a DJ.” -DJ Tay James Since it’s inception, the art of being a DJ has been something that has always been fascinating to watch. Coming from the old days of having to own actual vinyl records, and then transitioning to an all-digital deck, it’s been amazing to see how many DJs actually move along with the times and are able to master a new craft, when their old ways are shifting away. One could argue that the job of a DJ is one of the more important roles in the music business. At a party or event, it’s the DJs job to control the mood and the overall vibes, and listening to the crowd’s visual cues and body language is key. For DJ Tay James, he’s been able to maneuver through many avenues and kept up with the times for many years, and he is …

Wootie Woot – [A1 LaFlare]

It has always been amazing to me how the art of songwriting can go. There are some artists who believe that their pen is more valuable than them trying to be an artist, so they stick to just songwriting. There are also artists who have an amazing pen and can complement it well enough for their own career as well, and that is something that is pretty hard to come by nowadays. With all the talk about “ghostwriting” and how frowned upon it once was in the game, it kind of became a thing of the past, and artists were no longer criticized harshly for it. Georgia-native A1 LaFlare happens to be one of those artists who have an amazing pen and is finally stepping into the spotlight to prove it. After co-writing some of today’s biggest hits such as Latto “Big Energy”, The Kid LAROI’s “Fuck You Goodbye”, and racking up a grammy nomination for Saweetie’s “Best Friend” w/ Doja Cat, A1 LaFlare is ready to make a name for herself with the release of her song and visual, “Wootie Woot”. “Wootie woot is just a slang word we use in the city. It basically means so on and so forth. …

Somebody I Know – [Era] ft. [Dro Kenji]

Considering it’s the year 2022, it should come as no surprise that Internet Money has been a breeding ground for some of the most talented up-and-comers in the hip-hop world, and their strength seems to grow by the week. Sure, they might work with superstars like Lil Uzi, Gunna, Future, Lil Tecca, The Kid LAROI, and way too many other talents to name, but their in-house roster is full of some of the most incredible producers, singers, and emcees in the game, making them a collective that simply can’t be ignored if you call yourself a music fan. Dro Kenji is an artist who I found myself gravitating towards the instant I first heard some of his early songs like “100 Rounds” or “Save Me” off of his debut project Tears and Pistols which came out at the end of 2020 and seeing how much potential he had back then has only snowballed into the successful career that he has maintained ever since. Era is a singer who might still be making his way up the rungs of the industry, but his voice is just so unique and special that it’s impossible for others to ignore him in any way …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2021

Every year, artists hailing from Chicago prove exactly why this is a city that belongs in the upper echelon of music, and this fact grows more abundantly obvious with every release that is put out. Whether a musician is world renown or locally recognized, there is never a shortage of creativity, effort, or innovation, and whether the rest of the country notices this or not, local fans are well aware of the goldmine that we are sitting on here in the Midwest.  Our goal here at Lyrical Lemonade has always been to shine a light on the remarkable sounds coming out of the city every single year, and even when we go in with certain expectations or presumptions, our minds are absolutely blown once we realize just how much dexterous and unique music was brought to life in the span of 12 short months. One thing that is inimitable within the local scene here is simply the sense of community because whether these talents are teaming up with one another or on entirely different levels of fame, everyone seems to show love to each other, ensuring their awareness of the eye-opening and head-turning styles that are being generated across the …

STILL CHOSE YOU – [The Kid LAROI] ft. [Mustard]

I think it’s safe to say that The Kid LAROI somewhat shocked the music world the other day with his announcement stating that he went on a vacation recently where he realized that he needs to take some time away from music in order to get mentally right and prepare for his next project which is set to be his debut album. It’s amazing, in my eyes, that he has had so much success without ever actually releasing an official album, but I give him so much respect for taking a step back and getting his mind right before he continues on in his already fruitful career. In order to send fans off right, LAROI teamed up with. Mustard once again to shoot a music video for their song “STILL CHOSE YOU” off of the first disc of his lengthy F*CK LOVE #+: OVER YOU project, and considering this was a standout on the whopping 35 song tape for me personally, I couldn’t wait to tune in. Directed by Arrad, things open up with LAROI sitting on top of a clean white grand piano as Mustard plays the instrument, but you can see the pain in the young artist’s eyes …

Lil Bibby: Blueprint by Complex

One of Chicago’s most prominent names in hip-hop, Lil Bibby, was highlighted by Complex’s series titled Blueprint on October 27.  Blueprint and its production crew has done a fantastic job in profiling multiple characters within the hip-hop industry, and provides detailed information and interviews to see just exactly how some of the industry’s most popular names got to their level of stardom. Bibby starts with his childhood, explaining his home life and upbringing on the east side of Chicago. He transfers the narrative into what got him into hip-hop, which he attributes to the early 2010s drill scene and artists like Keef, Reese and Durk, whose success he felt he could match. He attributed his musical success to his genuineness and ear for music, which he then transferred into his life beyond making music and into the world of managing it. Bibby explains he has always known music and what garners attention, and he wanted to put that skillful ear to use in a larger focus in starting his label Grade A Productions. Signing artists like Juice WRLD and the Kid LaRoi, Bibby wants to continue to find artists that appeal to people across cultural borders and press further to find …

Bankrol Hayden: The Lemonade Stand Interview

About a month ago we had Bankrol Hayden stop by the office for a new episode of The Lemonade Stand, and today I am happy to finally drop the final product! I spoke to Hayden about many things such as his experience at Beyer High School, growing up in Modesto, the moment that “Costa Rica” started to blow up, his tragic car accident, working with Lil Baby + The Kid LAROI, his new single with Lil Tecca, where he sees himself in five years and more. Bankrol Hayden is a young star with a bright future, go ahead and learn a thing or two about him by pressing play below!

Stitches – [good problem]

If you know the first thing about us here at Lyrical Lemonade, it’s the fact that we usually tend to focus more on hip-hop, rap, and r&b releases more so than other genres. That’s what we were built on and that’s the demographic that usually supports us, so there’s no reason to shy away from it. At the same time, though, I’m often told about artists and bands in other genres that catch my eye, and when I hear something that I think deserves more recognition, I can’t help but write about it and make sure as many ears hear it as possible. Earlier today, I was sent some music from Massachusetts-based duo good problem, a band who might be new to the scene, but a tag team that has been making waves ever since they released their first-ever song entitled “Stitches” which came out just a couple of weeks ago at the end of August. Being described as a cross between Twenty-One Pilots and Coldplay, good problem also writes and self-produces all of their music, keeping things in-house to control every single ounce of their artistry, and it definitely shows in their first-ever single. Opening up with some deep, …