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Elliot Montanez

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Jay Wood: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 8 Aug 2022

Jay wood is an artist from Chicago who I first got familiar with when he released his project “Trackstar” a couple of years back, that project was one of my favorites from that year, and he’s only improved since. I recently had Jay Wood by the office to be a guest on The Lemonade Stand, and today I am happy to bring you all the final project. I spoke with Jay Wood about plenty of topics including growing up in Matteson, attending Marian Catholic High School, his experience at Missouri University, his latest music, Perros Bros, Chicago’s music community, what he’s currently working on, and much more. Check out this brand new interview below!

Sukamii: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 4 Aug 2022

You might know him as John, you might know him as Sukamii, but here at Lyrical Lemonade, we know him as a good friend. Sukamii is one of the most talented clothing designers that we have ever met, he has amassed a huge following up to this point, so it only made sense to have him come by the office for his first-ever interview! We spoke about plenty of topics such as growing up in Connecticut, his upcoming clothing collection, moving to Chicago, the Sukamii x Lenny collaboration, being a janitor at the West Hartford Town Hall, Juice WRLD wearing his clothes, and much more. Take some time out of your day to check out this brand new interview below!

Burning Up – [Nardo Wick] x [The Kid Laroi]

By Elliot Montanez // 27 Jul 2022

Less than a week after releasing Central Cee’s new music video that has amassed nearly 10 million views, Cole Bennett of LL is back again, this time with a brand new music video for “Burning Up” by The Kid Laroi and Nardo Wick. This video was shot a few weeks ago in Norway while Cole was overseas shooting a string of visuals, and it lined up perfectly because it fell on a date that Laroi had off of his European tour! To the common musical listener, this collaboration may seem unexpected, but to me, it’s the textbook “I didn’t know I needed this until I heard it” type of song. Laroi and Nardo complement each other very well and throwing the vision of Cole on top of that significantly amplifies the moment. Take some time out of your Tuesday night to watch this brand new visual below!

Amindi: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 26 Jul 2022

Amindi is an artist who I first got familiar with earlier this year through a tour that we were both a part of, and I have been hooked on her music ever since! During the brief stop in Chicago during that tour, I had Amindi come by the Lyrical Lemonade office for an interview, and today I am happy to bring you all the final product! I spoke with Amindi about many topics including growing up in Los Angeles, her album Nice, working with Isaiah Rashad, her experience on Saba’s “Back Home” tour, her love for mint bliss gum, and much more. This was a great interview, Amindi is a talented musician and an even better person, get to know her by pressing play below!


By Elliot Montanez // 22 Jul 2022

There are very few artists in the world that you can compare to theMIND, he’s a one-of-a-kind talent and he is a favorite of ours here at Lyrical Lemonade. My favorite part of listening to music that is created by theMIND, is that you never know what to expect, he’s unpredictable in the best way possible and as a music fan, that’s what I want! As someone who’s pretty familiar with theMIND’s catalog, I would say that this is one of his most creative songs to date, everything from the production – to his cadence/flows – to the introductory skit, it’s all unique but meshes together well. Stream this new record via Spotify below, and if you enjoy it, be sure to give him a follow on Twitter here! Produced by prodxvzn

Behind The Scenes of Central Cee’s “Doja” Music Video

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Jul 2022

Just a few minutes ago we released the brand new music video for “Doja” by Central Cee, and it’s already amassed nearly 200,000 views in just about 15 minutes. To complement the release of the official video, we just put out the behind-the-scenes from that visual on our Lyrical Lemonade 2 channel. It’s very rare to find Cole shooting a music video overseas, and even more rare to have a BTS along with it, so this is a treat to LL fans all-around. Take some time out of your Thursday to check out this new BTS below!

Doja – [Central Cee]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Jul 2022

If you’ve been even the slightest amount of time on the internet over the past few weeks, then you have likely heard Central Cee’s snippet for his song “Doja”, because it’s been going extremely viral. When you have a special talent like Central Cee and connect him with a visionary like Cole Bennett, it leaves fans pondering the kind of impact that they can have together, and if you ask me, I believe that this collaboration can be one of the highest performing Lyrical Lemonade videos of the last few years. If I am being frank, I think that this music video has the potential to be a Top 20 Lyrical Lemonade video of all time. I can see this one hitting 200+ MILLION views in due time, but only time will tell.  Watch this brand new music video below and get familiar with this hit record from Central Cee, it’s only a matter of time before it’s incredibly high up on the charts!

Shaun Crawford: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Jul 2022

We have interviewed nearly 100 people on our Lemonade Stand interview platform so far, but today we have a first, as we recently interviewed athlete + podcast host Shaun Crawford! This episode is the first time that I have interviewed a non-musician, so it was a little bit different than what I (and our viewers) are used to, but it was a solid conversation and I plan on doing some more of these in the future. I spoke to Shaun about growing up in Ohio, his high school experience, attending Notre Dame, his football career, starting his Varsity House podcast, One of None, and much more! This may have been a first, but be expecting to see at least a few more athlete interviews from us in the near future, for now though, check this one out below!