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Gang Gang – [Danny Wolf] & [Bobby Shmurda]

It truly is crazy how fast time flies sometimes, but I guess it depends on the person and on the situation. Back towards the beginning of the 2010s, we found out that Bobby Shmurda was going to be locked up for numerous years, and at the start of that sentence, it seemed like his release day would never come. Fast forward a handful of years, and it seems like so much has happened in the world that when he finally got out of jail last year, I couldn’t believe that the time had already passed, and I was definitely super excited. New York’s drill scene was absolutely booming and I’m sure Bobby was itching to get back in the studio, but it does seem like things have moved relatively slowly in terms of music releases on his end. He has released a number of songs, but I definitely feel as if he’s amping up to something much bigger, and that’s something I can’t wait for. As far as Danny Wolf is concerned, he is a producer who has pretty much created the soundscape for most of the underground music I have come to love over the past decade or so, …

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 …

VANISH – [Dro Kenji]

It should come as no secret that my catalog of artists runs deep and is rich with unbelievable talents. Whether I’m listening to a mainstream musician receiving billions of plays or an artist that barely has one hundred followers on social media, this means nothing to me. I truly don’t care about numbers whatsoever, but I focus mainly on skills and aptitudes, so when I first found out about Dro Kenji last year, I was blown away. Back then, he had many more listeners than he did even just a couple of months prior, but now knowing that he has blown up in the underground scene thanks to the help of Internet Money, I couldn’t think of someone who deserves it more. At the same time, I still think that he is grossly underrated when thinking about the quality as well as the quantity of music he has put out in the last year, but music fans are going to catch on sooner or later, and when that happens, it’s game over for everyone else. Just a couple of weeks ago, Dro released his Danny Wolf and Earl on the Beat-produced song “VANISH” which quickly became a mainstay on all …

Payday: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Payday is an artist out of Seattle who first caught my attention with her hit song “Beam”, and she’s been someone who I have kept a tab on ever since. I recently had the teenage music sensation come by the Lyrical Lemonade office a few weeks ago for a brand new interview on The Lemonade Stand series, and it was a great conversation. I asked Payday about plenty of topics such as growing up in Seattle, working with Jackboy on the “Beam” remix, her latest album Rap In A Can, working with Danny Brown, some of her childhood memories, her personal favorite song that she’s created so far, Red Bull Italian Sodas and more. Check out this brand new interview below + be sure to subscribe to The Lemonade Stand channel!

VANISH – [Dro Kenji]

Often times when I find out about an up-and-coming artist, I truly enjoy supporting their journey, but I can only listen to so much of their music before some of the more amateur sounds begin to stick out to me even more, but with growth comes more professional mixes, the chance to get more dexterous, and an opportunity to hone in on the skills that caught my attention in the first place. As far as Internet Money’s Dro Kenji is concerned, though, he’s one of the only artists I can think of who I’ve thoroughly enjoyed from my first listen, and none of these more off-putting elements impeded on my complete enjoyment of his music because it was amazing from the very beginning. It makes sense why he caught the ear of so many different A&Rs and labels over the past year or two, but I think his decision to sign with Internet Money was a great choice, and they’ve helped bring out his skills even more than I imagined. Dro is never one to take a break or pause in his career, putting out a handful of projects and singles since signing with the internet powerhouse, and even though …

Vampire – [Payday] ft. [Danny Brown]

Payday is one of the first up-and-coming artists I found out about when I first started writing for Lyrical Lemonade over two years ago, and she never fails to impress me. While her first few mixtapes and EPs were somewhat elementary and full of endearing, teenage-inspired subject matter, she has come such a long way in her still-growing career, and even though some of these sounds are still incorporated, it’s obvious that she is no longer the kid she once was even just a year or two ago. Now, her bars are even more precise, and her singing has proved her versatility, making her a multifaceted talent that has so much to bring to the table. Not too long ago, she released her latest project Rap in a Can, a 7 song, almost 14-minute-long tape that further proved her skills and ability to thrive in this ruthless industry, and that’s not something anyone should take lightly. Out of these tracks, she only included one feature in Danny Brown which was unexpected, yet very impressive on their song “Vampire”, so once I found out that she was releasing a music video for this hit, I couldn’t wait to write about it. …

Rap in a Can – [Payday]

Even though her Twitter and Instagram both say “Everyone Loves Payday”, this is a true statement that people would proclaim regardless of if they followed her already or not. At just 17 years old, Payday has lived quite an interesting life, traveling all over the country and gaining valuable life lessons from the various regions she lived in, and all of these things come together in her music. While she might be young and utilize this youthfulness to her advantage throughout her discography, there is such a mature disposition with the way that she carries herself that I can’t help but think she’s years older. While she has been making major waves in the music scene for the past couple of years, her latest project Rap in a Can seems to be another big step in her career, and I couldn’t wait to talk about it with you all. At just 7 songs that last almost 14 minutes long, it can be hard for an artist to fully encompass all of their skills in one place without getting deeper than the surface, but Payday pulls this off with ease as she delivers some remarkable tracks that you’re going to want …

Danny Block – [Lil Zay Osama]

Chicago is a city that I couldn’t be prouder to be from if I wanted to, and my pride continues to get stronger as more and more artists continue to put out great music. I’m a huge proponent of expressing my opinion about how underrated the music scene in this city truly is, and while there are tons of fans of the artists hailing from the Windy City, I think it always deserves so much more recognition than it currently receives. It’s obvious that drill music is what honestly put this city on the map, and even though there are countless artists outside of this genre that deserve more time in the spotlight, I am always rooting for the drill scene to continue to thrive, even if it has been almost a decade since artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Herb, and Lil Bibby first brought some recognition to Chi-town. These artists are obviously still going crazy and blowing up to epic proportions, but other artists are still grinding their way into the spotlight, and one of the most notable figures is definitely Lil Zay Osama. That’s why, I couldn’t be more excited about the release of his newest …

Juice – [Danny Orange]

If there’s one thing I love about creatives, it’s the fact that they never box themselves into one category or back themselves into a corner where they limit their inventiveness. For Daniel Jordan K, he has been making a very strong case as to why he’s one of the hottest directors on the come up with his production company Overcast, but what so many people don’t realize is the fact that he has an alter ego that goes by the name Danny Orange, and he’s making some of the best music in the underground right now. Luckily, he always knows who to go to in order to direct some of the best visuals out, and this is obvious in the self-directed music video for his latest song “Juice”. This video is full of colors and good vibes, something that I definitely can’t let go unnoticed considering the lighthearted, upbeat energy of the record itself. Various different versions of Danny are shown throughout, opening with a child version who is tossing goldfish crackers into his mouth as he plays with a Tech Deck and watches the TV. As the camera pans in on the television, a group hangs out on a …

WYD After – [CP]

CP is an artist out of Chicago that has been picking up steam over the last six months or so, and today he is back with the music video for arguably his best song to date, titled “WYD After”. CP shot this music video right here in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, and with the help of the video director Teddy Demask, they created something memorable. I highly suggest that you keep a close eye on CP within the coming months, he has the potential to keep rapidly growing and becoming a staple in the city. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like what you hear, check out CP’s set at The Summer Smash Music Festival this Friday! Produced by Danny Wolf