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Elliot Montanez

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Pressure – [Pollari]

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Jan 2021

It’s been far too long since I have heard some new music from Pollari, so I was thrilled when I saw that he just released a new track called “Pressure”. Pollari is a one of a kind artist who I have been rooting for a ton, he’s accumulated a die-hard fanbase over the years which has given him the leeway to play with his sound a bit. Pollari has done his fair share of experimenting with his music and I believe that it all has sounded really good, but one this joint here, he threw it back and gave something for his original fans as he tapped back into his old style. Stream this brand new offering below and if you like the track then share it with a friend! POLLARI (@kevinpollari) · POLLARI – PRESSURE! (prod. 6houl & Dreamr)

Lil Eazzyy: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 21 Jan 2021

Lil Eazzyy is an artist out of Chicago that has been blowing up over the past six months or so, his song “Onna Come Up” has nearly 50 million streams on Spotify and he just released the remix with fellow Chicagoan G Herbo. Back around the start of November, I had Lil Eazzyy come through the Lyrical Lemonade office for a brand new interview on The Lemonade Stand! We talked about plenty of things in this conversation such as the success of his previously mentioned hit song, artists he wants to work with in the future, attending Homewood Flossmoor High School, his music being included in Fortnite, his new EP Underrated, and much more. Take some time out of your Thursday to get familiar with one of Chicago’s rising stars!

888 – [8matiklogan]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Jan 2021

8matiklogan had a pretty solid year in 2020 despite all of the adversities that year brought us, he even landed a spot on our Top 50 Chicago Projects list, and he’s already kicking off the new year with a new project called 888. This project is eleven tracks in length and the run time is just over thirty minutes long, and the lone feature comes from Logan’s homie FLEX. Anyone who has been following Logan’s carer for the past several years knows that his sound has evolved from what it used to be to a more modern-day style, and I believe this project has some of his best music yet in that newfound approach. This is a super solid project in my opinion, what a fantastic way to start 2021 for Logan, let’s stay tuned to see where he takes it from here.

Let It Breathe – [Joey Bada$$]

By Elliot Montanez // 20 Jan 2021

Joey Bada$$ is one of my favorite artists of my lifetime, no exaggeration at all. Since I was in high school, I’ve listened to his music more days than not, his albums always end up being favorites of mine, hell I even made an article about my fifty favorite songs by him, and to this day he is a GOAT in my eyes. Earlier today, Joey released a new music video for “Let It Breathe” in honor of his twenty-sixth birthday, and it’s not anything that you want to miss out on. On this record, you can expect a classic sounding instrumental from the legend Statik Selektah, and if you know anything about the music that these two have made in the past, then you know this is going to be special. I was thoroughly impressed with this release, I’ve already run this one back a handful of times and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Check out this brand new music video below! Happy birthday Joey!

Watch Parker Absent’s new interview on Carton Conversations

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jan 2021

Parker Absent is one of the rising creatives who resides here in Chicago, his brand Absent produces some of the most popular + sought after clothing pieces of recent memory, and they’ve been on a steady upward trajectory. In this interview, you will find Parker speaking on many different topics including what it was like growing up in Utah, how he met Caleb + how Absent got started, why he decided to move to Chicago, receiving co-signs from Lamelo Ball, Tyga + Quavo, the utilization of social media, the advice he would give to someone trying to start a brand and much more. This was a great episode and I believe many young creatives can take away from valuable information from this conversation, check it out for yourself below!

Sea Salt – [Bronze Avery]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jan 2021

Today we have a creative that goes by Bronze Avery who is making his first appearance on our website with his music video for “Sea Salt” featuring Miss Benny. Typically when I post about music on our pages, I try to keep it to somewhat recent releases that have dropped within the last month or so, but I had to make an exception for this visual that dropped at the end of November. The first thing that stuck out to me about Bronze Avery was his silky smooth vocals, he proved on this joint that he can sing with the best of them, and I also thought it was cool that he’s producing his own beats as well. This video was shot so well, I couldn’t get enough of it, shout out to the video team Justin Gilbert, Shawn Binder, and Bronze himself. I plan on looking into Bronze Avery’s catalog much closer moving forward, but this video is a good place to start.

Brain Blast – [Ease World]

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Jan 2021

Ease World is somebody who I have been familiar with for some years now, he’s a unique artist from the Chicagoland area who is back on our site this afternoon with his new music video for “Brain Blast”. This record appears to be a single off of his upcoming project The Diptape Mixtape 2 which’s supposed to be dropping at sometime later this year, and if it’s anything like the original Diptape that we got back in 2018, then we are in for a treat. Ease World is such a dope artist to me, I am rooting for him to have a great year. Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday to check out this brand new visual below! produced by Don Trevino & shot by @giraldo6

MLK Dr – [Smino]

By Elliot Montanez // 18 Jan 2021

St. Louis standout Smino is one of my favorite artists in the world, I’ve been a massive fan of his music for years and I still get extremely excited every time he releases new music. Earlier today, Smino released a brand new animated music video for “MLK Dr”, and it’s nothing that you want to sleep on. The song itself is super pleasing to the ear, but the animations on this music video are on point, as it finds an animated Smino + MLK overcoming a flat tire + then literally flying through space. I hope that sometime in 2021 I can bring Smino to the Lyrical Lemonade office for an interview, but for now, I’m just enjoying this new release, check it out for yourself below!

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