Road Runners 2 – [Ray Muney]

Last week I had the pleasure of having Kansas City native Kye Colors stop by the Lyrical Lemonade office for an upcoming new interview, and as I was speaking to him he put me onto a few of the dope upcoming artists out of his city, and Ray Muney was one of the first that he named. Earlier today when I was working on the previously mentioned Kye interview, I was browsing through his Spotify, and I noticed that Ray Muney was in his ‘fans also like’ section so I decided to check him out, and lucky for me he just dropped a brand new song today titled “Road Runners 2”. I truly had no idea what to expect when coming into this joint, but it was a super smooth yet hard-hitting record that finds Ray Muney rappings over the addicting beat super silky, making an all-around solid track. Stream this brand new song via Spotify below to get in tune with one of Kansas City’s rising talents.

A Tour Of The NEW Lyrical Lemonade Office

If you recall about eight months ago we released an MTV cribs style video showing what our first Lyrical Lemonade office looked like, today we have now released a brand new walkthrough video of what our brand new Lyrical Lemonade office looks like! The Lyrical Lemonade fanbase love this type of content, getting a closer look of how we operate on a day to day basis so be expecting to see more of this type of behind the scenes content on our ‘Lyrical Lemonade 2’ channel & don’t forget to subscribe to that page! Within this video, you will get to see our entire new office including the basketball court, nostalgia room, all of our personal offices and more! Take a few minutes of your time to check out this new tour of the office below!

It’s Victor’s Internet–we’re just living in it.

When I met Victor for the first time, the then 17-year-old musician and I had arranged to link up at a coffee shop in Wicker Park to record an interview. Huddled in the corner of the crowded room on a snowy afternoon, I asked the up-and-coming artist, whose track “Tinder Song” I’d just discovered a month prior, about the artists that had been inspiring him most lately. At the time, he’d mentioned names like Jasper Bones, Banes World, and Cuco. I remind him of that day now as we’re sitting in the chilly lobby of the Lyrical Lemonade office in the middle of summer in Chicago. He’d just gotten off the road opening for Cuco’s headlining tour, a full-circle moment that even Victor has trouble summing up in words. His new project, simply titled ‘Victor’s Debut’, seeks to take the experiences he’s had over this time period and sum them up in song form. The breadth of his music has grown along with him–a quality that comes through in the carefully arranged tracklisting of ‘Victor’s Debut’. While the first half presents more of the dreamy, emotional side that Victor’s music has explored deeply in the past, the second half undergoes …

Woah Vicky – [Dirty Blonde]

This morning we have an artist that goes by the moniker of Dirty Blonde who is making his Lyrical Lemonade debut with his brand new offering titled “Woah Vicky”. I first met the New York based artist at SXSW in Austin, Texas this past March where he played me some of his unreleased music and we have stayed in touch ever since, he recently stopped by our LL office in Chicago during Complexcon to play me some more music & I have been waiting for this record to drop ever since. Dirty Blonde is an extremely melodic artist who creates music to capture a vibe and share it with his growing fan base, his songs are very addicting, it’s one of those things that once you hear him once his lyrics are stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Don’t sleep on this kid, give him a chance by pressing play below!

Evolving with Chicago’s own D2X

A year ago, I spoke to D2X over the phone. The then 20-year-old rapper from Chicago’s south suburbs was just about to release his debut EP ‘Enjoy Life’. The EP, as its title might suggest, communicated a mindset that the rising artist had finally settled on: after backing out of college basketball offers, recording in a professional studio for the first time, and finding confidence in his skills as a rapper, D2X was finally ready to pursue that which truly made him happy. Now, on a mid-July afternoon, as the sunlight starts to barely creep in through the boarded-up window panes, D2X sits next to me on a couch in the lounge of the Lyrical Lemonade office. He’s joined by his right-hand producer Glohan Beats and friends/photographers John and Tove. A can of lemonade in hand, D2X starts to catch me up on what has changed since we last spoke. His viral track “Woop Woop” got played on Chicago’s legendary Power 92 radio station, and recently he’s headlined his first concert as part of Illanoize Radio’s Let’s Get Social series. Though these career highlights stand out in our conversation, what’s most apparent is how D2X’s demeanor feels almost exactly the same …

A Conversation with HappyBirthdayCalvin • One Of Chicago’s Brightest Young Acts

HappyBirthdayCalvin is a kid out of Chicago who has been making some major noise in the music community, but especially here in the city, so of course I had to bring him through the office for a brand new interview for the site! HappyBirthdayCalvin will end up being one of the leaders in the Chicago music scene within the next few years, and I know that’s a bold statement for someone who just graduated high school, but trust me when I say he is a good person to the core but even more importantly he is musically inclined. Calvin’s record “No Friends” has been going crazy for a minute now, playing on radios all over the country, and not to mention that he just got Chicago legend G-Herbo on the remix of the track. Learn a thing or two about Calvin by reading this brand new interview below and don’t forget to stream his record below while you read, & also keep an eye out for his upcoming music releases! Follow Calvin on Twitter here!   — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. Calvin: …

Death Note – [Gnar] Ft. [Lil Skies] & [Craig Xen]

Gnar has been one of our favorite artists here around the Lyrical Lemonade office for some years now, and it was only a matter of time before he showed up on our YouTube channel, as today he is back with his new visual for “Death Note” featuring Lil Skies and Craig Xen. It truly doesn’t take more than one listen through this record to hear that it’s a hit, so it only made sense that they linked up with one of hip-hop’s leaders, LL’s own Cole Bennett and in the process they made something to be proud of. Check out this brand new music video below and if you like it then be sure to smash that like button! Produced by TM88

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Johari Noelle Q&A

Johari Noelle is one of the newer Chicago creatives that I have got in tune with in 2019, and when I heard that she was gearing up to release her new project Things You Can’t Say Out Loud, I figured why not bring her by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a brand interview? You can expect her to speak about plenty of interesting subjects such as the previously mentioned project, all of the talent that has come out of her high school HF, her strong relationship with her family, how Chicago has influenced her and her headlining show that will be taking place this week in Chicago at The Promontory. Learn a thing or two about Johari by reading this brand new interview below, and you can purchase tickets to see Johari live June 5th here.     Elliot: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself? Johari: My name is Johari Noelle I am a singer, song writer and actress from Chicago. I recently released two singles one of them is called “Show Me” and the other one is called “Too Much and I just released a new EP called …

A Tour Of The Lyrical Lemonade Office

Before we end the era of our first Lyrical Lemonade office in Chicago, our leader Cole decided that we should do a MTV Cribs style piece on our first Lyrical Lemonade office, and it turned out great! We all have a special place in our heart for this office but it’s time to start a new chapter soon, and we wanted to give the Lyrical Lemonade fans some insight on the space. Not too many words for this one, press play below to get an idea of how the office we have been working out of since 2017 looks like.

Taylor Bennett Speaks on The American Reject, the Cover Art, TBE + more!

Taylor Bennett has been one of the biggest pieces in the puzzle that makes up Chicago’s music community. He has been rapping and creating music for damn near a decade and has become not only one of Chicago’s best rappers, but more importantly one of the brightest business minds that the city has to offer. The growth of his company Taylor Bennett Entertainment has been amazing to watch to say the least: he has built up a still small yet unbelievably talented roster with Bianca Shaw who has blossomed into one of the best talents that the city has to offer, as well as Zxxk who is one of the most talented producers & creatives in the game. When we look back ten years from now, these two will be far along in their careers under the guidance of Taylor & TBE. Next week Taylor is releasing his forthcoming album The American Reject, and when I saw him tease the cover I knew I had to bring him by the Lyrical Lemonade office to pick his brain about the project, the cover and so much more. As we gear up for the project that appears to be Taylor’s biggest and most …