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Medicated [Senite]

At this point, if you’re a Chicagoan and unfamiliar with a rising artist named Senite, you’re surely sleeping. If not, consider this your final chance to beat those snoozing allegations. Following the release of her most recent single, “The Same,” Senite decided to turn back time and shoot a video for “Medicated;” a standout song from her 2020 EP, The Guest Room. “Medicated” currently holds the number one spot on her Spotify profile, with over 914,000 streams & counting. Now 2022, Senite has released two more memorable EPs, along with a well-deserved Lyrical Lemonade stand interview from Elliot Montanez. With a somber yet dreamy, ambient instrumental, the popular track is a vintage testament to Senite’s elite vocal range. Moreover, her ability to weave strong emotions with audible bliss fulfillment is A-1; from the verses to the chorus, every lyric is catchily memorable and perhaps relatable depending on the listener. In every respect, Senite is a star-caliber artist in the making and the talent’s already there. She’s simply waiting for the remainder of her audience to catch on. Do yourself a favor and watch the official music video for “Medicated,” directed and edited by Michael del Rosario below!

Senite: The Lemonade Stand Interview

Senite is one of my personal favorite new artists that is coming up out of Chicago at the moment, so I recently brought her by the Lyrical Lemonade HQ for a brand new interview! Senite and I talked about several topics such as growing up in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, attending the Grammys, being featured on These Days 2022 Watch List, the music school she attended, her Hallway EP, the music she’s currently working on, and we even spoke about her love for syrup sandwiches. This was a dope interview that I feel displayed Senite’s awesome personality, check it out for yourself below!

My Favorite Projects of 2021

2021 has very much been an up and down year for most, but it’s undeniably been a phenomenal year for music. In fact, I enjoyed listening to so many releases that I’d forgotten some even released this year. Not only has there been plenty of stylistic/genre variety, but also artists of all types (small, emerging, mainstream) actively releasing their art. To showcase my appreciation, I decided to put together a list of my favorite projects; (in no particular order) all of which remain in my rotation heading into the new year. I hope you discover an album, EP or mixtape that you might have missed! Last but not least, this list is also a token of gratitude to each and every person that has read a Lyrical Lemonade piece of mine. I wish you a happy and fulfilling New Year. – – – – – Issa Gold: Tempus (album) Genres: Introspective hip-hop, Conscious rap Favorite track: Cold Summer   Amaria – Bittersweet (EP) Genres: R&B Favorite track: Lose Control   Richie Quake – Voyager (EP) Genres: R&B, Indie Favorite Track: Sensitive   Jean Deaux – Most Wanted (EP) Genres: Hip-Hop, Modern R&B, Electro-Trap Favorite track: Stay Down Marlon Craft – How We Intended (album) Genres: Hip-Hop, Jazz …

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 …

Fone Kalls – [Kai] x [Senite] [Menace4hire]

Supergroups in music are rare to come by, so when one emerges you don’t wanna miss out. Today, I’m delighted to share the debut of Creogangg; an emerging Chicago trio consisting of the artists Kai, Menace4hire, and Senite. Inspired by the likes of Ghetto Sage (Saba, NoName, Smino) and the legendary Fugees, their base hip-hop and R&B sound would certainly make their influences proud. “Fone Kalls” is a track featured on KAI’s excellent new EP Steve’s Demo, which also serves as the star-studded opener to the project. Like any talented musical group, each member possesses their own signature persona and memorable sound qualities. On this record, KAI serves as the emcee; a lyrical cat whose bread and butter is illustrated via his surgically raw flow. KAI also displays his versatility by taking on the hook with a softer approach. Senite is the dual-artist; her ability to interchange from confident rapping to delicate vocals matches the mellow vibe of the song throughout. As for Menace4hire, his important role as the closer is carried out effortlessly via a rapid bar quickfire. Moreover, the Joss Andreo directed music video is fitting because it captures the immense chemistry shared between the gifted three. Friendship …

The Hallway – [Senite]

Chicago’s own Senite makes her Lyrical Lemonade debut with a flawless new EP titled “The Hallway.” With four songs total, the short yet sweet offering is an absolute vibe from start to finish. Sonically each track varies, but the predominant soft R&B/soul influences are exquisitely met instrumentally and vocally. Speaking of vocals, Senite’s balletic voice couldn’t be more fitting for the harmonious production; her ability to leave emphasis on each and every word gives the project its own level of maturity. The record is filled with romance, but not in a predictable/cliché sense. Instead, a reoccurring element of mysteriousness fills ‘the hallway,’ and the elephant in the room represents trauma, complications, and eventual clarity. It’s truly impressive how conceptual the EP is despite its brevity, and from a pure enjoyment standpoint listeners will find themselves pressing play all over again following the outro.  In terms of which track personally hits the hardest, it’s a near-impossible question to answer. Truth be told, each song contains its own unique, affectionate and intricate experience! “Hello, Hi,” for example, is perhaps the most optimistic given Senite’s revelations about falling in love. “Billionaire” is a more reflective, synthetic, and dreamy record as she cleverly ties …