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Myself – [Matt Muse]

It’s been a real joy to witness the growth & development of Matt Muse over the last four years, he recently dropped his well received project Love & Nappyness and sold out Schubas in Chicago, and today he is back with a brand new visual for “Myself”. This is without a doubt a feel good & self love anthem so I was excited to see how Matt would approach this visual because I know he always plays a large part in directing his own videos, and man he SNAPPED and created easily his best music video to date because of the creative concept he executed perfectly. I am very happy with this release and this music video turned out better than anyone could have imaged, take a few minutes of your day to watch this brand new visual below and if you like it then go ahead & follow Matt Muse on Twitter here!

Q&A: Chicago rapper Matt Muse has nothing but love

The adage “you must love yourself before you can love others” can be interpreted in any number of ways, and for Chicago rapper Matt Muse, exploring love in all its forms has been a strong source of inspiration for his two most recent projects. Last year, Muse released ‘Nappy Talk’, a project he describes as being all about self-love. Muse builds himself up in layers of bravado on tracks like “Don’t Tweak”, letting off steam in the form of masterful flows over keys that seem to announce the arrival of an impending threat. But unlike some wordsmiths in his arena, Muse’s boasts come with substance, rooted in pride that goes deeper than just plain vanity. On ‘Love & Nappyness’, the follow-up to ‘Nappy Talk’, Muse lets listeners know just where that sense of pride stems from. He opens up about the role God, family, and his upbringing have all played in forming his self-perception and ultimately his voice as an artist. While coming across as softer than his previous releases, Muse proves that he’s just as, if not more, powerful with a pen when he’s at his most vulnerable. Read my latest conversation with Matt Muse to learn more about …

Watch Matt Muse’s brand new interview with Illanoize

Matt Muse is fresh off of the release of his brand new project Love & Nappyness so when I saw that he stopped by to catch up with the homies Bekoe and Pretty Riot for a brand new interview I had to tune in! Matt Muse spoke about plenty of topics in this interview including the creation of his brand new project, the time that he almost died while playing Pokemon Go, being a leader in the Chicago community, growing up on the south side on 81st, being influenced by Common & Kanye West, how he first got into making music, his parents being musical influences, instruments he has played, his recent performance on WGN, directing his own visuals, having a great family, pushing the love yourself narrative, how he thought of the title to his tape, why he picked an EP over full length, his headliner at Schubas in Chicago and more. Once again another great interview from Illanoize and an even better overall conversation with the hosts, check out this brand new interview below!

Myself – [Matt Muse] x [Joseph Chilliams]

Matt Muse is one of my favorite artists out of Chicago for so many reasons; he is doing great things in the community, he is a leader / educator for many young upcoming artists, he is a staple in Chicago, oh and he can rap circles around most of his competition. Today the Chicago native is back on our lemon filled pages with his brand new offering titled “Myself [Philautia II]” featuring vocalist Mon’Aerie and Pivot Gang’s own Joseph Chilliams! I have been listening to Matt’s music for some years now but this is by far his best release yet, you just can’t deny this soulful & love filled track, that finds Matt speaking on the things he needs to improve on. The Joseph Chilliams feature on the back end of this track brought that extra jolt of feel good energy & hilarious bars to make this one that much better, it makes me wonder if these two will do music again in the future. Regardless though, stream this brand new song below and if you like what you hear then share it with a friend!

Ain’t No – [Matt Muse]

Chicago leader Matt Muse announced earlier today that he will be releasing a brand new project titled Love & Nappyness, which is set to release on August 9th, and he also blessed us with a brand new music video for “Ain’t No”. One thing that has always stood out to me about Matt Muse is just how much weight has has behind every word, he speaks with such a motivating tone it will uplift you if you let it. Matt is not only one of the illest emcees to come out of the city, he helps pave the way for many young minds around Chicago, as he helps with Young Chicago Authors and is a educator himself at a local school, so it’s deeper than just music for him. You can’t deny the impact Matt is having on our community, and you also can’t deny that his music is FIRE, so press play below!

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 …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

TOP 50 CHICAGO PROJECTS OF 2018

While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. 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. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …

Don’t Tweak – [Matt Muse]

Matt Muse is a Chicago legend and has been featured here on our website plenty of times before, and lucky for us he just released a brand new music video for “Don’t Tweak”. Matt is one of the most intelligent people I know and his music typically reflects that, but this man can also create a banger at the snap of his finger, and he did just that as well as blessed us with an abstract, entertaining & hilarious visual! I highly suggest you give this video a spin if you are unfamiliar with Matt, chances are that you will become a fan of him!

SahBabii Just Wants To Have Fun

The world’s first major exposure to the name SahBabii arrived in the form of a bubbling street anthem entitled “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick”. Combining bright melodies and a lighthearted sound with threatening lyrics and all the appeal of a street-raised rapper, it combined two worlds of rap music into a refreshing blend of joyous and hardened charisma — an odd combination, but one that worked with a degree of unexpectedly seamless chemistry. SahBabii had arrived, and in an unconventional fashion, he had taken the spotlight in what many might have predicted would be a short run in the limelight. As is the case with many viral internet stars, the Atlanta bred artist had made way to the front of every blog with an eclectic sense of artistry as his support, but it was still unclear whether he would last or not. The truth is, especially in the run-and-gun age of streaming, not many viral hits offer any sense of longevity, and while “Pull Up Wit Ah Stick” remained on repeat for the time being, the future was uncertain. It wouldn’t be long until another viral sensation came along and took the throne, consequently leaving SahBabii in the dust. Then …