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Elliot Montanez

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Force Of Habit – [Paris Texas]

By Elliot Montanez // 15 Apr 2021

Whenever I have that conversation with my friends in the music industry about what artists that I am most excited about right now, Paris Texas always seems to be one of the first names that I say. Their record “Heavy Metal” has performed extremely well since its release a couple of months ago, the follow-up to that was “Situations”, a unique type of track that came hand & hand with an amazing music video. Today, I am happy to be sharing their latest music video for their new song called “Force Of Habit”. The mesh that these two artists have together when they create music is absolutely outstanding, to say the least, they compliment each other so well + it makes for some addicting music. The other aspect that you have to look at when you examine Paris Texas is just how well-produced all of their music videos are, they have a 100% success rate on their past three visuals, it’s an important aspect to do well when building a fanbase. I feel so strongly about these two, I am enjoying watching their growth, but for the moment, watch this new music video below!

Bishop Ford – [femdot]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Apr 2021

Yesterday I posted about femdot’s brand new music video for “Album Mode”, one of his new records that dropped as a part of his ‘Buy One Get One’ releases he’s been providing us, and he is back on our pages with the other track that was in the BOGO, titled “Bishop Ford”. While “Album Mode” was more of a bar-for-bar, braggadocious, and sh*t talking record, “Bishop Ford” is more of a catchy bop that finds fem experimenting. Right when you press play you will be greeted with a melody that somehow feels old school yet new-age at the same time, where femdot dished out an addicting hook along with some stellar verses to match. However, arguably my favorite part of the song is when the beat switches up around the 2:25 mark, and fem gives us a whole different vibe, dropping some relatable bars + finishing the song off on a high note. Listen to this record via Spotify below and afterward definitely check out the music video for “Album Mode” if you haven’t already. photo by @laurenmwash

Album Mode – [femdot]

By Elliot Montanez // 13 Apr 2021

It’s not a secret, and it hasn’t been for a minute, femdot is one of the best rappers from Chicago & today he is back on our website with his new music video for “Album Mode”. This visual was teased on Twitter earlier this weekend got accumulated twenty thousands views on the tweet alone, there was a lot of antipiation for this release and this video lived up to the hype if you ask me. The instrumental on this joint just sounded to monumental + impactful, shout out to the producer Gold Haze for providing fem with this memorable beat, this is a producer/artist combo that I hope to see much more in the future. When it comes to rapping bar for bar, not many can keep up with fem, if you pay close attention to what he’s saying you’ll see that he’s not your average emcee. I could keep going on about this one but I will digress for now, take some time out of your Tuesday to watch this brand new visual below!

Watch the Behind The Scenes of the “Whipski” music video

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Apr 2021

Before this past weekend, we here at Lyrical Lemonade released the music video for “Whipski” by $NOT + Lil Skies, a project that we are all very proud of. If you already in the know, we have been releasing exclusive content on our second YouTube channel, Lyrical Lemonade 2, and moments ago we just dropped the behind-the-scenes video from the days on the set of “Whipski”. This behind-the-scenes series is mainly to give insight into how some of your favorite music videos come to life, it’s an insightful thing for a young video director to learn from, and a nice peek behind the curtain for any fan. The music video for “Whipski” already has surpassed two million views in just a few days, so why not take a look to see how this one was created? Press play below and make sure to subscribe to Lyrical Lemonade 2!

Paradise – [Ausar]

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Apr 2021

I have been covering Ausar’s music on Lyrical Lemonade since 2015, he has been getting better + better throughout the years, and at this moment in time, he is without a doubt one of the most promising rappers that Chicago has to offer. A few days back, Ausar released a new record called “Paradise” with some assistance from Thelonious Martin, and it’s one of the best songs I’ve heard so far this month. First and foremost, this instrumental from Thelo is so ridiculously good that it doesn’t even make sense, and when you give someone as skilled as Ausar this type of beat to work with, it’s over for. I am so proud of Ausar + how far he has come as a musician, I know he still has a far way to go to where he wants to get, but man we have to give him his flowers while we can. Also, shout out to Thelonious Martin for consistently helping rising artists from Chicago craft their sound, he’s a wildly successful producer who works with plenty of iconic artists, but he always makes sure to lend a helping hand to the young Chicago artists, it’s appreciated + never goes …

X-Factor – [WemmyMo]

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Apr 2021

WemmyMo is and has been one of my favorite rappers from Chicago for a minute now, and the Uptown native blessed us a couple of days back with a new offering called “X-Factor”. Right from the jump, I knew that this one was going to be special, once I heard that soulful instrumental, with Wemmy’s history of what he usually does to these types of beats, I had a good feeling. Sure enough, that feeling was proved right, as Wemmy delivered what I would consider one of his best songs to date. Wemmy has been improving as a pure rapper, match that with his ability to jump from bar to bar, switching cadences or the pace at will, he’s on a good trajectory. Stream Wemmy’s brand new release below!

Destined – [DREJ]

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Apr 2021

If you are a frequent visitor of our website in search of new music, then the odds are that you have come across Drej at some point, the Florida native who I am a huge fan of. His track “On Everything” has been posted on our website + Spotify playlist because of just how damn catchy it is, but a couple of days ago, Drej released his new offering called “Destined” and it’s arguably his best release yet. Drej displayed some of his best rapping on this track, he flowed with ease for three minutes straight, dropping off plenty of catchy bars along the way. I am a massive fan and believer of Drej, I am so excited to see what the future holds for him, the sky is the limit for him. Take some time out of your day to stream this new release below, and if you have a minute, go ahead and watch The Lemonade Stand interview that I did with Drej recently!

Rapstar – [Polo G]

By Elliot Montanez // 9 Apr 2021

Chicago superstar Polo G is not only one of the best Chicago rappers at the moment, I would argue he’s already well established into the top 5-10 that the city has ever had to offer. Late last night, Polo G released his new music video for “Rapstar”, and man oh man, it’s a hit! Not many artists possess the type of talent that Polo does, especially for his age, he’s mastered his sound and always matches his great music with even better music videos that elevate the tracks. Polo’s upcoming album is one of my most anticipated releases of the year, I feel like he has something special in store for us, let’s wait + see, but for now, watch this new visual below!