Keep Going – [Cameron Butler]

Cameron Butler is somebody who has appeared on our platform multiple times in the past, but it’s been a minute since the last time he graced our pages, almost a year to be exact. All of that nonsense came to an end today though, as he is back with his brand new release titled “Keep Going”. Cameron Butler is one of the most creative artists that I have found on Soundcloud over the past handful of year, he makes music that has some serious range, he never makes two songs that sound similar in the least bit, not to mention he produces all of his own music + always has stellar cover art. This record is the second single from his forthcoming album UFO Baby, so keep your eyes peeled for that, I suggest you give him a follow on Soundcloud after you press play below! Cameron Butler · KEEP GOING (Single)

Listen to Cameron Butler’s three new tracks!

Cameron Butler is a rising artist who I have been covering here at Lyrical Lemonade for at least two or three years now, it had been a minute since I heard from him but I checked his page tonight and I found that he recently blessed us with three new jams back to back to back! The first one that I will be discussing is “Propane”, an upbeat club anthem type of track that finds Cameron rhyming over a glossy beat in a high pitched register. “Bad Intentions” starts off on the slower note but gets faster & faster as it goes, eventually getting up to an energy similar to the last track but he seemed little more focused on the punch line raps here. The last joint “Yeti” is probably my favorite of the bunch, it’s an example of what happens when Cameron gets into his full out melodic bag, and the final product was pleasing. All in all, I enjoyed these songs, they each had similar qualities so I wouldn’t be surprised to see these all be included in a future full-length project to come from Cameron. That’s just a prediction though, so for the moment, you might as …

Break the Simulation – [Cameron Butler]

North Carolina based producer Cameron Butler is no stranger to our page, and the multi-faceted artist’s output this year has been nothing short of impressive. Along with his full-length ‘Pink Nirvana’ project, on which he introduced listeners to the most experimental limits of his sound, he also recently dropped the smooth, vaporwave-inspired ‘Fly On The Wall’ EP. Today, Butler keeps the hot streak going with a new single titled “Break the Simulation”. Butler continues to prove he’s not afraid to push his style in different directions, going for more a party track with this song. With that said, he still works in the spacey textures and auto-tuned vocals that have become a staple of his sound so far. Listen to Cameron Butler’s new song below:

Fly On The Wall – [Cameron Butler]

Although his full-length project “Pink Nirvana” dropped just last month, North Carolina-based producer Cameron Butler has no intentions of slowing down. The young multi-talented musician’s work ethic has already culminated in a new 5-track EP titled “Fly On The Wall”. While Butler’s production style has found its footing in atmospheric sounds that feel like the type of music some sci-fi space colony would make, “Fly On The Wall” is just as much a glimpse into the future as it is a nod to the past. Influences from 80s synth wave, funk, and electro echo all over this project, contrasting the more experimental hip-hop sound he worked with on “Pink Nirvana”. He explores the more poppy side of his music with full-force, concentrating on themes of love through catchy, timeless melodies. This range of talents gets put on full display for tracks like “Kryptonite”. Opening with explosive drums that sound like they were pulled straight out of an 80s pop anthem, Butler meets these electronic textures with smooth vocals that seem to blend in with the instrumental seamlessly. With “Fly On The Wall”, Butler captures the vibe of summer love and opens the doors to a whole other side of his …

Woah – [Cameron Butler] ft. [Matthew Cauble] x [Semaj Sinclair]

North Carolina-based producer and vocalist Cameron Butler have been teasing his forthcoming album “Pink Nirvana” with a slew of solid singles this year, and his latest track only adds to the hype. “Woah” feels more club-ready than his last two singles “Gang Green” and “Get Right”, stripping away the more complex sounds in his arsenal and instead of giving listeners something that just goes hard. This track is also a testament to North Carolina’s buzzing hip-hop scene, as Butler recruits a squad composed of rappers Matthew Cauble and Semaj Sinclair who all hail from the 704. Although this song contains all the elements of a certified banger, Butler’s knack for atmospheric instrumentation still comes through—this is what I imagine trap from outer space would sound like:

Gang Green – [Cameron Butler] x [Crosby]

North Carolina-based artist Cameron Butler is gearing up to drop his forthcoming “Pink Nirvana” project, and the producer continues to build expectations on his latest single “Gang Green.” Known for his experimental, spacey sound, Butler continues to deliver sounds that can’t be contained in any one genre. His last single “Get Right” showed listeners the more chill side of his production skills, but “Gang Green” brings a more ferocious energy. Backed by live drums and atmospheric synths, Butler leaves the track scorched with his menacing boom bap style flow. Fellow North Carolina artist Crosby picks up the pace on his verse, ambushing the beat with undeniable conviction in his voice. Upon hearing his verse, I had to look up Crosby’s Soundcloud and discovered he just released a project called “Almost Asleep,” which I will definitely have to checkout after this. On “Gang Green”, Cameron Butler proves once again that he’s onto a sound that doesn’t sound quite like anything I’ve heard before, and hopefully he delivers more hard tracks like this one on “Pink Nirvana.”

Get Right – [Cameron Butler]

Artist and producer Cameron Butler has just shared the first single off his forthcoming solo album “Purple Nirvana.” On “Get Right,” Butler expands upon his atmospheric, spacey sound that he’s delivered in past collaborations, notably with Chicago’s own IsaiahG. But Butler is the main attraction here, standing alone and demonstrating what he has to offer as both vocalist and producer. He’s strung together a musical trip of a song, one that ends in a completely different place than it starts in. His voice, alternating between punctuated raps and layered harmonies, channels feelings of nostalgia and positivity. I can’t say I’ve heard anyone who sounds exactly like Butler before, and “Get Right” leaves a listener wondering what other galactic vibes he’s cooked up for his album.

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2017

If you recall we released our “Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016” list on the 31st last year, so it we had to bring it back this year due to the insane amount of talent that is coming out of Chicago. Each & every one 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. Please remember that this is in our opinion, & our opinions really don’t mean shit. 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. Jacob Lusted • Lane Cowherd • Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Jake Millan  • Miguel Alfaro This year has been a year of massive growth for Lyrical Lemonade as a whole: from getting our own HQ, to selling out shows in other cities, being featured in the Chicago Reader, working with some of our idols, growing our overall presence and much more. All of us here at LL would like to thank our supporters, whether …


IsaiahG has released a slew of impressive singles over the past 3 years, but has become notorious for holding back on dropping an actual body of work. The Southside Chicago lyricist has linked up with plenty of Lyrical favorites for tracks during this time period including Duffle Bag Buru, Saba, Sydny August, Supa Bwe, and $ike The Drug to name a few. Today we are excited to announce the premiere of his debut EP, KNOWSPACE, a 6 track offering that gives us a glimpse of what IsaiahG is capable of. Executive producers, Aaron Deux and Cameron Butler design trance like waves combined with hard hitting percussion to create the addictive energy found in KNOWSPACE. IsaiahG brings a refreshing energy to the table with an arsenal of catchy flows and intelligent bars that we can’t help but replay over and over. We spoke with him about with him briefly on what he hoped new listeners to take away from KNOWSPACE and he said, “The title is a play on words from the fact that there is no space between IsaiahG which many people often don’t know…as well as this being my first EP so it lets people get to know my style.” His …

Solstice- [IsaiahG]

Chicago native, IsaiahG, returns to our pages with a track sure to leave you thankful this Thanksgiving holiday. “Solstice” reunites the rapper with North Carolina producer, Cameron Butler, for a wavy introspective track to hold us over until the release of his highly anticipated EP, KnowSpace, set to drop next month!  Cameron’s production provides the perfect ambient for Isaiah to release cold bars with his signature cadence that you will not find anywhere else. Get ready for KnowSpace by swiping left on the bullshit and hitting play on “Solstice” below! You can follow IsaiahG on Soundcloud and Twitter to stay up to date on music news and upcoming performances from the talented emcee. Engineered by Conner David Photography by Mike DelRosario