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The Daniel Price Interview: Part 2

If you’re reading this, congratulations; You’ve made it to the second and final part of the Daniel Price Interview. On Tuesday, we left off chatting with Daniel about his upbringing and today, we dive back in to the conversation. Just a week ago, Daniel released his highly anticipated project called, “Peaking”, which has been met with nothing but positive reviews. A body of work this good though doesn’t just appear out of thin air, which is why for part two, we are going to uncover what makes Daniel the artist and musical mind that he is. The Daniel Price Interview Part two is now live, enjoy! — Sam: So tell me this…What do you make music for? In part one, we left off and you alluded to the importance of being able to share your perspective with others, but what do you truly make music for? Daniel: This recent music is more so storytelling, some of it is autobiographical, some of it features things that never happened, but it’s just a good story that I think people need to hear. Overall, just trying to implement what my mom implemented in me. Self belief…thinking for yourself and just not having any …

2hrs+ – [Tobi Lou] ft. [T-Pain]

I know I’ve been writing a ton about Tobi Lou over the past couple of weeks, but to be completely honest, there have been like 3 or 4 songs and videos that I had to pass up in order to not completely flood everyone with articles on the Chicago legend. He just released his project Non-Perishable last week, and it has been in constant rotation for me because it’s seriously one of the most entertaining albums I have heard in quite some time, and the music videos that he has created to coincide with the project have been nothing short of incredible. He even had a few notable features to join him on the album, the biggest name probably being T-Pain on their song “2hrs+”, and this was the collaboration I didn’t know I needed until I heard it for the first time. The incredibility only continues in the song’s video, which begins with Tobi sitting on an old school TV sparking up a joint, eventually walking into a wall-less bedroom setting where he hands the joint to a woman for her to take a drag. Before long, she takes out a yellow frog, setting it on his forearm just …

She Know My Name – [Tobi Lou]

I know I literally just wrote about a new Tobi Lou song entitled “Hopeless Romantic” the other day, and while it seems like it may be a little too soon to cover another, so much has happened in the span of 24 hours. Don’t worry, though, I’ll keep this one short and sweet so I don’t keep you from his newest release “She Know My Name” for too long. We already knew that he was ramping up to release his upcoming album Non-Perishable, at some point this year, and his record the other day has been in constant rotation ever since I first heard it. It was just so powerful, energetic, and straight-up infectious that I almost can’t go an hour without running it back and I think I may have a problem. Nonetheless, I was anticipating the new album in maybe another couple of months or so, but when I realized that Tobi not only dropped another record and music video combination, but he also announced that this album that is sure to be spectacular is coming out tomorrow, March 11th, I realized that I probably won’t sleep tonight out of pure excitement. While we patiently wait, I encourage …

Hopeless Romantic – [Tobi Lou]

I know I always hype up the Chicago rap scene, and while other writers in other cities might show unprompted favoritism to the emcees calling that same place home, I get to show love to these talents because they actually deserve it. There is never a shortage of insanely good music, and Tobi Lou is one person who has been turning the normal completely upside down on its head which has ended up resulting in some of the best music in the entire world, not just in the Windy City. While I definitely need to get a lot more familiar with the iconic spitter, I try my best to never miss a release, and that makes my job easy when his drops are as insanely addicting as his latest song “Hopeless Romantic” as well as the ridiculously intricate and entertaining music video. Look, this song is an absolute slapper, and while I don’t want to undercut its incredibility, I just think that this visual was something that brought it to an entirely different level. Things kick off in an all-white room that appears to have some sort of office building or bank set up, and it’s clear that all of …

Make a Name – [909memphis] ft. [Mikey Polo]

It has been a bit of time since I last posted about 909memphis, but he has been at the top of my mind recently because I always love to go back and dive into the awesome music he has released not only over the last year, but the last half-decade or so. If you’re not familiar with the DMV native, you should know that Memphy is one of the OG SoundCloud talents that first got me into the underground music scene, and he has never failed to impress me ever since. There may have been multiple different styles and sounds that he has experimented with over the years, some of which I enjoy a bit more than others, but he has never failed to deliver something new, unique, and impressive, consistently standing out to me as a trendsetter and a tastemaker, even if he doesn’t get nearly enough credit for those things. As the years have gone on, I have even had the pleasure of getting to know him on a more personal level to the point of being able to call him a friend, and if you know anything about this industry, those people aren’t the easiest to come …

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 …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020

It’s obvious that 2020 didn’t turn out nearly how anyone expected at the top of the year. With a global pandemic shaking things up, a pivotal presidential election coming to a head, numerous generational talents passing away, and racial injustice protests taking place across the country, it’s safe to say that this year was beyond unpredictable from even the most seasoned psychics. Nonetheless, Chicago persevered like only we know-how, bringing attention to these issues while also divulging into a plethora of other, more personal narratives in the form of music. Throughout the year, some mainstays in the city continued to impress us here at Lyrical Lemonade while other up-and-comers made some very valid, attention-grabbing claims as to why they’re the next rising star that deserves a place at the table. Also worthy of note, Chicago had some truly excruciating losses this year in terms of music legends whose work still shined through as some of the most impressive of the year, primed to carry on their legacy for years to come. All of that said, we’re more than excited to round this farfetched year out with Lyrical Lemonade’s Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2020. This is our 5th year bringing …

Cheap Vacations – [Tobi Lou]

Tobi Lou is someone who I find myself talking about often whether that’s while covering his new music releases or telling people about his music in “who’ve you been listening to” conversations, I am a super fan of Tobi. Late last night, Tobi Lou released a new music video for “Cheap Vacations” featuring Facer, this song was a favorite of mine on his Live On Ice album that dropped last year so I was thrilled to see it receive the proper visual that it deserved. Tobi Lou and Glassface just might be the best artist – director combo in the entire music industry for my money, they always put out an amazing product and sure enough, they did their thing again on this one. Check out this brand new music video below!

femdot: The Lemonade Stand Interview

femdot is an artist out of Chicago that has been steadily improving as an emcee + building his fanbase consistently for a few years now, he is known as arguably the best bar-for-bar rapper out of Chicago, and he is a personal favorite of ours here at Lyrical Lemonade. 2019 proved to be femdot’s best year yet musically as he dropped his project 94 Camry Music and went on his first tour alongside Tobi Lou, and despite all of the hardships that came with 2020, fem has had yet another productive campaign this year. In this interview we speak about everything such as his college experience, attending Homewood Flossmoor, his family, his storytelling ability, meeting Cole Bennett in class at DePaul, starring in the “Lone Springs” short film and so much more. Take a few minutes to watch this new interview below and make sure you keep up with fem by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

So and So [Saba] x [Flex Lennon]

“I was talking with some friends recently, and we were talking about vulnerability. My idea or explanation of it immediately went to dealing with adversity and sharing that experience of overcoming it. Everybody kind of came to that conclusion for it. And another friend brought up the fact that sharing joy and sharing happiness is also vulnerable” – Saba After a brief music hiatus, Chicago native and Pivot Gang veteran Saba recently dropped a satisfying two song bundle. The first of the pair is titled “So and So,” which is a brief, yet addictive banger produced by Flex Lennon. Lennon’s instrumental incorporates a nice mixture of a soothing melody with up-tempo 808’s, which perfectly aligns with Saba’s lowkey yet striking signature flow. The paired track is titled “Areyoudown Pt. 2,” which is jointly produced by fellow Pivot Gang member daedaePIVOT & Hawaii based producer Mr. Carmack. Lasting just 121 seconds, the song admittedly sounds effortless due its length, but per usual Saba somehow maintains his perfect enjoyability record. Not to mention, the subject matter is quite serious despite the track’s short duration, as Saba reflects on various mental afflictions that he’s had to overcome. Unafraid of expressing his vulnerabilities, Saba …