POSTS BY: ELLIOT MONTANEZ

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Any Other Way – [Stix]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Feb 2020

Chicago native Stix is a legend within our music community, he has played a crucial role within several different entities in the city and he has been making some great music solo lately, today he is back with his brand new record titled “Any Other Way”. I had some big expectations coming into this record because Stix has been delivering some amazing content, but to be completely honest he exceeded my already high standing expectations here with this release, he came right out of the gate with an addicting flow + energy that made it easy to enjoy. Stix is very good at creating melodies that can just get stuck in your head for the rest of the day, mix that with his solid rapping abilities and we have yet another potential rap star coming from the city. Stream this brand new offering below and if you are rocking with the vibes then keep up with Stix by giving him a follow on Twitter here!

Hot Tub Dream Machine – [Tobi Lou]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Feb 2020

In my lifetime I have witnessed plenty of memorable duos; Stephen Curry + Klay Thompson, Brian Urlacher + Lance Briggs, Guru + DJ Premier, peanut butter and jelly, lemons + water but one of my modern-day favorite duos is Tobi Lou and Glassface. When Tobi Lou dropped this song a couple of weeks ago I was completely obsessed with the track, I found myself listening to it over and over again for hours at a time, but the only thing that can make a Tobi Lou song better is a well pieced together visual from the homie Glassface. Tobi Lou is not only one of the best artists out of Chicago, but he is also one of the best new artists in the world in my opinion, and I see a very bright future for him. I highly suggest you watch this new music video below, especially if you aren’t familiar with Tobi Lou just yet because there’s a good chance that he becomes your new favorite artist.

The Sterlz – [Sterling Hayes]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Feb 2020

Sterling Hayes has been gearing up to drop a full-length album this year but before he releases that project, he was kind enough to bless his fanbase with a new free mixtape titled “The Sterlz”. This tape has nine tracks in total and finds Sterling Hayes addressing several real-life subjects all while putting out ear-pleasing songs at the same time, serving as something to hold Sterling fans over until the release of his forthcoming album. Sterling Hayes has been a Chicago gem for some years now but lately, he seems to be hitting a real stride + putting out some of the best material of his career, and I only expect him to do more damage in the near future. Stream this brand new mixtape below and if you like what you hear then follow Sterling on Twitter here to stay in tune with him for when he drops his official album later this year!

Grew Up – [CJ Fly] x [Haile Supreme]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Feb 2020

CJ Fly is a creative out of New York who I have been familiar with for some years now, he is a main member in the amazing Pro Era crew and today he is back with his brand new release titled “Grew Up” featuring Haile Supreme. This song is the latest single from CJ Fly’s forthcoming album titled Rudebwoy, which just telling from the other singles as well as this joint, I am expecting it to be one of the better projects you have heard so far in 2020. This track sounds like a classic hip-hop record with a modern twist to it, it feels like it had some inspiration from Biggie Smalls, and CJ Fly really talked his shit on this joint + made an impressive all-around record. Stream this new track below and if you like what you hear then be sure to follow CJ’s future releases by giving him a follow on Twitter here! Produced by Statik Selektah

Give Me A Reason – [Bennett]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Feb 2020

Lyrical Lemonade fans have certainly been getting more and more in tune with Bennett, one of my personal favorite new singers who is rising up the ranks, who today is back on our website with her brand new music video for “Give Me A Reason”. You might recall when I posted about this song when it dropped back in November, and even then I knew that it was only a matter of time until she dropped a visual for the soothing record, and cleary her fans were waiting patiently for this too because in just under two weeks she has racked up nearly 220,000 thousand views on the video! Bennett is not only a fantastic artist who creates radio sounding records, but she has a solid team around her that only going to help bring her to the top, I highly suggest that you give her a listen before she blows up. Take a few minutes out of your Wednesday to check out this brand new music video below and if you are feeling the vibes that Bennett is providing then make sure you give her a follow on Twitter here! Directed by Griffin Olis

Blue Morning – [Atreesto]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Feb 2020

Atreesto is a talent who I have raved about on our lemon filled pages time and time again, and today the Las Vegas-based producer is back with a brand new offering titled “Blue Morning”. Atreesto’s work ethic is second to none and his massive workload proves that as he seemingly is dropping instrumental after instrumental on the weekly and as a fan of him it’s an awesome thing to be receiving this much solid material. Atreesto has been making himself a second home here on our website and as long as he keeps up the good work, click play on this brand new tune below and if you like what you hear then go ahead + follow him on Soundcloud here!

6° – [Melo Makes Music]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Feb 2020

Melo Makes Music is one of the many gems that make up the Chicago music community, and today the extremely skilled creative is back on our pages with his brand new offering titled “6°”. I have been familiar with Melo Makes Music for almost half of a decade now, I have always thought that he had star-like potential, but lately, he has really been growing as an artist & it sounds weird but his music & appearance has become more polished + star-like. Not to mention that Melo has been making power moves and working his ass off, so it’s only right that he has got into this newfound position to excel, he worked hard to put himself there. This single was solid to me and it’s only leaving me more eager for a full-length tape from Melo, but for the time being get in tune with his latest release by pressing play below! Produced by Martin $ky & IKON

A Conversation With Kye Colors: Kansas City’s Potential Superstar

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Feb 2020

Kye Colors is a creative out of Kansas City, Missouri who I have been familiar with for almost three years now, I am a big fan of his material so when he was recently in Chicago for a performance, I invited him to the Lyrical Lemonade headquarters for a brand new visual/written interview for our website! Kye Colors is just barely out of his teenage years but you wouldn’t be able to tell with how good that his music is, he sounds like a seasoned veteran in the game but he’s truly just getting started. Kye Colors has the perfect mix of rapping skills & singing abilities within his style, not to mention that he produces all of his own instrumentals, this kid is a talent that you need to keep an eye on. Take some of your time to read/watch our new interview with Kye Colors, and if you enjoy his sound & style then follow him on socials below! Follow Kye Colors on Twitter and Instagram! *interview by Elliot Montanez + Mike Del Ro* — EM: What made you want to start rapping? Kye: — EM: What’s your usual process like when you are making songs? Kye: I …

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