SEARCH FOR: BEKOE

Watch femdot’s new interview on Illanoize

femdot is fresh off of the release of a fantastic new project, so you know he had to stop by Illanoize to chop it up with the homies Pretty Riot, Bekoe, and Illinois Jones! They asked fem about plenty of topics including his new project Not For Sale, performing at the Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Delacreme Scholars, the idea of how money affects his relationships, music being scientific, freedom, the creation process of his song “Digits”, some of the creative lyrics in his music, his listening party in New York, attending Penn State + DePaul and so much more. Much love to the crew at Illanoize, they do some great work for the city and it’s appreciated. Check out this brand new interview below!

Watch Ausar’s new interview on Illanoize Radio

Illanoize Radio is a fantastic platform based here in Chicago that consists of Bekoe, Pretty Riot & Illinois Jones, and they all do fantastic work that benefits the Chicago music community. On their latest episode, the three of them interviewed Ausar, an amazing artist + good friend of mine. They spoke about plenty of subjects including his experience on Rhythm & Flow, auditioning for American Idol, his new project Flight Of The Honey Bee, the idea behind the cover of the project, asking Lupe Fiasco about arpeggios on Clubhouse, what he’s learned about himself during the pandemic and everything else that he has been up to. Take some time out of your Tuesday to watch this new interview below!

Watch Femdot’s new interview with Illanoize

Chicago artist femdot has been on a steady upward trajectory for a few years now, he has made his mark as not only one of the hottest artists out of Chicago, but the entire midwest. Femdot recently stopped by Illanoize Radio for a brand new interview that just was released, and it’s a solid conversation that touches on everything that femdot has been up to. You will find Bekoe, Pretty Riot + Illinois Jones asking fem about plenty of topics including his project 94 Camry Music, his Delacreme Scholars program, his ‘slide-by’ program where he delivers free groceries to families in Chicago, how the pandemic has affected him, his live performances and more! The good people at Illanoize have an awesome platform that I strongly believe in, it will be dope to see where they go from here, but in the meantime, check out this new femdot interview below! Follow femdot on Twitter here!

Watch Jayaire Woods brand new interview with Illanoize

I had just posted about Jayaire Woods + his new song a couple of days back, and this afternoon he is returning to our pages with his brand new interview with the good people over at Illanoize Radio! Bekoe, Illinois Jones + Pretty Riot finally got the opportunity to chop it up with him, and Jayaire spoke about plenty of things such as when he first started in 2015, wanting to win a Grammy, signing to Quality Control when he was younger, touring with Lil Yachty early on in his career, growing up in Chicago, the first time he spoke with Coach K, his forthcoming album Life Is Grand, how he came out with the title, what his studio session looks like, maturing over the years and more. This is easily one of the best interviews I have ever watched Jayaire Woods apart of, if you know about Jayaire you need to check this out & if you are new to him get in tune with him by pressing play below.

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 8MatikLogan’s brand new interview with Illanoize Radio

8MatikLogan is an artist who has been extremely consistent in the Chicago music community for the past seven or so years, and he recently stopped by Illanoize Radio to chop it up with the homie Bekoe + his co-hosts. The four of them spoke about several things such as mental health, his record “House Of Pain” + the visual for it, getting more mature + growing as an individual, having a two-year hiatus from music, when he first started making music, experiencing PTSD about having a near-death experience, being a studio rat, his family, coming up in Chicago’s underground scene, going through an artist identity crisis at one point, the days of selling out Reggies, Juice WRLD, working with ATS & Hitco, having an unreleased song with G Herbo, advice he would give to younger artists, his plans in 2020 and more. Watch this awesome new interview below!

Watch Ju Jilla’s brand new interview with Illanoize Radio

I’ve found a handful of pretty dope upcoming artists from the city via the homie Bekoe + his Illanoize radio platform (along with Illinois Jones + Pretty Riot), and Ju Jilla is the latest emcee I got to know via their new interview! The amazing trio of hosts asked Ju Jilla about several subjects including how he came up with his name, growing up on the southside of Chicago, his latest album Fear The Wise, how he created the title of his project, being influenced by his little brother, being apart of a talented family, his prior mixtapes, being a true lyricist, his creative process in the studio and he even gave his thoughts about the major Chicago radio stations. There is a plethora of musical talent in Chicago & Ju Jilla is definitely one of the best spitters out, take a couple minutes out of your day to learn a thing or two about him below!

Watch Sprado’s brand new interview with Illanoize Radio

Sprado is an artist from Chicago that I had first discovered from the homie Bekoe & his platform from their first interview, and not too long ago Sprado stopped by their studio for his third interview with Illanoize Radio! They had a ton to speak about though including Sprado’s latest project Bases Loaded, the meaning behind the title, working with Jeremih, utilizing his vocal abilities, his recording process, not doing many features, his live performance, his most memorable show so far, The Chi, advice he would give his younger self, producers he works with, how important his family is, appearing in a movie, meeting Dave East, going to school with Dreezy and he touched on what he wants his legacy to be. Check out this awesome new interview below!

Bases Loaded EP – [Sprado]

Sprado is a Chicagoan who has been making some noise over the past couple of years, he first grabbed my attention after the homie Bekoe put me onto his movement, and I have been a fan of his ever since so needless to say I have been waiting for this project! This tape is a total of thirteen songs in length and it offers an array of different types of sounds from the young emcee, but don’t think that he strayed away from his signature style, if anything this is just a well put together and more polished release from Sprado. I enjoyed all of the songs provided here but a couple of my favorites including the catchy ‘Mike N Ike’ as well as ‘American Dream’ featuring the Chicago OG Jeremih! This is a must-listen for any hip-hop fan but especially if you’re from the city, press play below!

Watch Katie Got Bandz on Illanoize Radio

It’s been a minute since we have heard from Chicago’s own Katie Got Bandz but she decided to get up with the homies Bekoe, Illinois Jones and Pretty Riot over at Illanoize for a brand new interview and it’s nothing you want to sleep on. The four of them talked about quite a few things including growing from real life experience, reflecting on her growth, her story telling skills, what drill music means to her, Cardi B, the city of Chicago, aspiring to sell out arenas, her new mixtape “Rebirth” and how she came up with the title, certain artists being blackballed by their own city, what influenced her to start rapping, working with Famous Dex & Jeremih, music she has in the tuck, what motivates her, her favorite movies, what her typical studio session looks like and so much more. This was a great and insightful conversation, check it out below!