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Behind the Music: Highlighting the Producers of Today’s Sound

By: Lee Mcintosh When it comes to creating great music, the artists are the ones who receive most of the recognition for the creation of the song. Their name is what’s attached to the song, their flows, their likeness, and even the features that the artist may have. However, the song making process all begins with one entity… the producer/s. No matter how creative the lyrics may be, how great the artist’s cadence sounds, the beat behind it all is a huge factor behind the overall appeal of the song, and that is what moves people and captures their attention as soon as they hit play. We are in a different era of music now. Technology has advanced to a point where producers and artists don’t have to be in the studio together anymore. This can be a gift and a curse at the same time. Often so, producers may send over a beat pack to an artist and then they select the songs they want and don’t want. From there, the studio session may be recorded or put on Instagram live, and the producer may be nowhere in sight. This may create confusion as to who actually made the …

Our 50 Favorite Kid Cudi Songs

Bravery in vulnerability. Honesty in the face of pain. Effortless trend-setting. Undying authenticity. Inimitable talent. Astonishing hooks, soaring highs, and heartfelt lows. Creative ambition. The list goes on. These attributes and so many more are what makes Kid Cudi a living legend. From his stature as one of the most sonically and aesthetically influential artists alive to an entire catalog of classic albums, mixtapes, features, and chart-topping singles, there’s no denying the sheer impact and importance of the Cleveland-bred artist. His contributions not only to music, but to mental health awareness, fashion, and even acting range over a broad palette of interests and ventures, all of which bring fans back to the one and only Scott Mescudi — a multi-talented star in every right and the kind of artist and human that only comes around once in a lifetime. For our team at Lyrical Lemonade and for countless others, Kid Cudi has soundtracked some of our best moments in life just as much as he’s saved and helped us in our worst. With this in mind, to say that Kid Cudi is an artist for all occasions is an understatement, and furthermore, to say that he’s touched countless lives is …

Our 50 Favorite Wiz Khalifa Songs

In the music world, influence manifests itself in many different ways. Whether it be sonically — changing the sounds that artists use and often creating some sort of new trend and/or subgenre in the process — or aesthetically — changing the “cool” styles in music and the lifestyles that artists speak about in their songs — influence can arrive packaged as a quick viral moment or a lasting flame, both of which hold value in their own rights.  Pittsburgh’s own, the Taylor Gang representative himself, Wiz Khalifa, is one of the rare talents who comes around and entirely shifts the culture in both of the aforementioned ways. Especially when he first came out, Wiz’s lanky, tattooed build and effortlessly cool stoner lifestyle made him a genuinely alluring artist, and while his personal style (snapbacks, the dyed patch of hair, etc.) was worthy of mention, the music was there to back it all up. Simply put, Wiz’s style, both on the mic and off, quickly set a standard for creatives and other artists to congregate toward, marking him as one of music’s most underrated culture-shifters of the last decade or so. Even further, beyond the influence that Wiz has had on a …

Rolling Papers 2 – [Wiz Khalifa]

For longtime fans of Wiz Khalifa, the sequel to his 2011 Rolling Papers album has been a long time coming and now, it is officially in our grasp. Entitled Rolling Papers 2, the 25-track offering is a testament to the classic Wiz-sound that was pioneered way back when featuring a collection of new-school/old-school artists including Snoop Dogg, Curren$y, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Jimmy Wopo, Lil Skies, Swae Lee & THEMXXNLIGHT to name a few, with production from a few familiar faces in E.Dan, Sledgren, TM88 & Young Chop. From start to finish, RP2 is absolutely flooded with hit-songs and much like the previous project that featured tracks like On My Level, Black & Yellow, and No Sleep, it’s evident that the Pittsburgh rap star is more-than-ready to takeover playlists and radio stations alike for a while. With that being said, kick-off your weekend with Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2 album and after doing so, let us know which songs you’ve got on repeat already.

LL Presents: The Luke Almighty Q&A

Luke Almighty is one of the best producers coming out of the city, you just don’t know it yet. Even I was unaware until a few months ago, but then I started realizing that every time I heard a song that he worked on, it was always a banger. He has been responsible for lacing artists such as Adot, Freako, Duffle Bag Buru, Pollari, Supa Bwe, Roo$ki, Monster Mike, Warhol and more with some of the best instrumentals that they have rapped on. Although you might not be familiar with the young creative just yet, I assure you that he is only a couple years away from being considered one of the best producers from Chicago. Take a few minutes of your time to learn a thing or two about him below, and be sure to keep up with his movement by giving him a follow here!     — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. LA: So I’m From Aurora, Illinois. Born and raised. Since I was young I was also really into Music. My parents always made sure I knew who I was listening …

LL Presents: The Rob Hicks Q&A

Rob Hicks is a rapper who hails from Milwaukee who I just recently came across, which isn’t too outrageous considering he only has two songs on his soundcloud, the oldest being from two months ago. One thing that he does very well is that he utilizes his voice as almost an instrument, he ranges it from high to low & soft to aggressive in what seems like a bat of an eye. Take a few minutes out of your time to learn something about him below, then make sure you give him a follow here!   EM: To start off, give a brief introduction of yourself to our readers who may not be familiar with you. RH: My name is Robert Hicks , but most people know me as Rob Hicks. I’m a recording artist out of Racine, WI . I pretty much have been exposed to music my entire life. I’m not really a social person, people always tell me how quiet I am in person, and then they expect the same with my music, but they get the opposite when they listen. That’s pretty much it , I don’t really have a life, I just focus on my craft. — EM: When did you first …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016

As we are only a few hours from entering the new year, we here at Lyrical Lemonade decided to put together a list of the best Chicago projects IN OUR OPINION! Each and every of the artists included created something special this year for the world, but especially for the city, so it’s only right that we acknowledge their efforts. I want to shine some light on our writers Lane Cowherd & Jacob Lusted really quick, they really helped me a ton on this Top 50 project, thank you guys for being dedicated & for all the assistance, I truly appreciate it! Also, I want to thank all the supporters out there. Lyrical Lemonade has grown tremendously in 2016, we have gained a few thousand followers on our Twitter in the past few months alone! So to all of our supporters, whether you just came across Lyrical Lemonade or if you have been showing love since day 1, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise we have some exciting stuff in store for the fans in 2017. To Cole & the rest of our writing team, let’s keep improving & getting better every …

Wiz Khalifa Drops 3 New Songs

It’s not often we get three brand new Wiz Khalifa tracks, but when the moment presents itself, its time to stop what you’re doing and check these joints out. This isn’t all for no reason though. In honor of his project “O.N.I.F.C” turning 4 years old, Wiz decides to celebrate and bless our ears with some new unreleased music. If your playlist was lacking, you can thank me later. Enjoy the new tracks below.

LL Presents: The Plainro Q&A

I first came across Plainro’s art while listening to a song by Ausar Bradley that he contributed on, and ever since then it seemed like I kept seeing his name attached to dope music. After getting somewhat familiar with his sound & production, I could cleary see (and hear) the potential that he had in both aspects. This was easily one of if not my favorite Q&A I have done so far, I enjoy Plainro’s personality + music & I believe you will too! So read the conversation below & then be sure to give Plainro a follow here & check out his music catalog here.     EM: Before we get started with the questions, give our readers that may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. PL: My name is Plainro, friends and family call me Ro – I’m from Chicago, I’m 26, I’m married, I love Jesus but hate religion, I have a daughter and I’ve been doing music 12 years.  I started right after Kanye dropped College Dropout (no, like literally February 11th, 2004 is when I first pirated a copy of FL Studio and started sampling.)  I’ve never been formally trained in anything audio …