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Elliot Montanez

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Money On Me – [Lil Tecca]

By Elliot Montanez // 23 Jul 2021

Lil Tecca is without a doubt one of the most prolific Lyrical Lemonade-affiliated artists that we have ever worked with, and today, he is back with his latest Cole Bennett directed visual for “Money On Me”. We shot this music video about four or five weeks ago in a northwestern suburb of Chicago, and it just has that feeling of a classic Lyrical Lemonade x Tecca video. There are some references to some past visuals that we have shot for Tec featured here, one of them being that the girl in this video is the same one from the “Diva” visual by Laroi + Tecca. This was an extremely fun project to work on and it has been received well so far, as it’s currently averaging 100,000 views per hour since its release. Take some time out of your Friday to watch this brand new visual below!

Joey Purp: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 23 Jul 2021

Joey Purp has been a mainstay in Chicago’s music scene for some years now and he’s one of my personal favorite rappers of the past decade. A few months ago I had Joey Purp come by the Lyrical Lemonade office for a new interview, and today we just dropped the final product. You will find Joey talking about several subjects such as his musical influences, how Savemoney formed, his upcoming music releases, Leather Corduroys, Knox Fortune, his discography, working with fellow Chicago native femdot, a collab project with KAMI, what he thinks is missing in Chicago’s music scene and much more. This was one of my favorite interviews that I have ever done, it was a great conversation and I hope that you think the same!

14 – [BabySantana] x [Ka$hDami]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Jul 2021

BabySantana is a fourteen-year-old artist who we are MASSIVE fans of here at Lyrical Lemonade, on any given day, you will find us blasting his music throughout our office. A couple of weeks ago, we dropped a brand new interview featuring BabySantana, and now today, he is back on our pages with his LL music video debut for “14” featuring Ka$hDami. These two young creatives are blossoming into two of the leaders of their class of musicians, they are both going to be superstars in due time, but for now, they are just teenagers making amazing music. Please keep a close tab on these two artists as they move forward in their careers because one day we are going to look back at this music video release and realize just how crucial it was in helping propel two stars.

LOL – [Melo Makes Music] x [916frosty]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jul 2021

Melo Makes Music has played an important part within Chicago’s music community for some years now, and he has been applying the pressure lately, most recently with his brand new offering called “LOL” featuring 916frosty. Melo Makes Music has basically mastered the alternative sound that we love to hear from him, he never disappoints with any of his releases, and this latest record from him is arguably my favorite song from him yet. Not only did Melo shine on this track, but he also recruited the mega-talented 916frosty who jumped on the song around the midway point, and he complemented Melo as well as you could imagine! Listen to this amazing new record via Spotify below, and if you’re rocking with it, make sure to keep up with Melo Makes Music by giving him a follow on Instagram here!

Did I Imagine – [Alex Banin]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jul 2021

Alex Banin is a gem within Chicago’s music community and she’s been steadily improving since I first heard her music, and today, she is back on our website with her new EP called Did I Imagine. When it comes to unique/angelic vocals, there aren’t many that can compete with Alex Banin, her vocal abilities are straight-up jaw-dropping, and she flexed these skills on this new EP. There are four new records on this tape and the run time is just under ten minutes, but it features some of Alex’s best music to date. The upbeat introductory record “Closure” is my favorite of the bunch because I loved hearing her attack a more uptempo instrumental, it made for a different type of song than I was used to hearing from her, and I enjoyed hearing her in that bag. All of these songs are unbelievably good though, the third song “Forget About It” is a beautiful track that displays her range, and it actually just got a new Michael Del Rosario visual to match, so check that out after. Stream this brand new EP below and if you enjoy it, be sure to give Alex Banin a follow on Twitter here!

Behind The Scenes of SSGKobes “MIA” Music Video

By Elliot Montanez // 16 Jul 2021

Late last night we released our new music video for “MIA” by SSGKobe, it was a fun project that has been received well so far, and today we are back with the behind-the-scenes footage from that video shoot. This music video was shot a few weeks ago in Los Angeles, a lot of work and production went into making this song come to life, and Chris Long did a fantastic job of documenting it all. Let’s be real, where else on the internet are you going to see your favorite new rapper with live tarantulas on his face? Get familiar with how this music video came to life by pressing play below!

MIA – [SSGKobe]

By Elliot Montanez // 15 Jul 2021

SSGKobe is a young superstar who we are massive fans of here at Lyrical Lemonade, we worked with him in the past on “Calabasas”, and today he is back with a new LL-directed music video for “MIA”. This record has been teased on SSGKobe’s social media accounts a few different times in the past and it’s been a wildly requested track from his growing fanbase, it needed the perfect visual to compliment the audio, and that’s precisely what we received. One area that SSGKobe excels is with his gift to make songs that are undeniably catchy like this one, because when you hear a song like “MIA”, it doesn’t take a music expert to hear the potential that this song has. The future is bright for ssgkobe, he’s going to be one of the standouts of his class, and I am having a great time watching him + his peers continue to grow as artists.

1-800 – [Kye Colors] ft. [Southside Dame]

By Elliot Montanez // 15 Jul 2021

Kye Colors is someone who I found on Soundcloud YEARS ago at this point, and he has become somewhat of a mainstay on our website. Today the young Kansas City native is back with a brand new music video for “1-800” featuring Southside Dame, and it’s essentially a player anthem, something that Kye has mastered. These two midwest creatives complimented each other pretty well on this one, matching their shit-talking rhymes and gliding over the silky smooth beat. If you’re a fan of Kye Colors, stayed tuned because we have an interview with him coming out in a few weeks, but for now, watch this new visual below! directed by Kendu

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