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2 Player Mode – [Nu Vintage]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Aug 2019

Nu Vintage is a complete gem of an artist who I first discovered on Soundcloud maybe about six months ago, and he has been consistently handing out great instrumentals to his fan base, and tonight he is back with his latest beat titled “2 Player Mode”. This is a relativity short listen coming in at just over a minute in length, but it’s a hypnotizing & addicting track that is easily worth the listen, it’s one of those offerings that once you hear it you just can’t turn it off. The San Francisco producer has provided yet another pleasing offering and if I had to guess I would say it won’t be too long before we get more material from him, until then check out this new beat below.

Ransom Remix – [Lil Tecca] x [Juice Wrld]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Aug 2019

One of my favorite things things in 2019 has been to watch the rise of Lyrical Lemonade favorite Lil Tecca who has blown up ever since dropping “Ransom”, and today he just blessed his fan base with a brand new remix of the track featuring Juice Wrld! I was on the edge of my seat before I even got to clicking play I was so eager to hear what this sounded like, this original version song was already a 10/10 in my opinion, but somehow Juice Wrld managed to make this already great song even better with his contribution! Stream this amazing new record via Soundcloud below and decide for yourself which version is your favorite!

Make Way For The King – [Ohana Bam]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Aug 2019

When it comes to creating anthems that can motivate you to run through a brick wall, not many artists can do it better than Chicago native Ohana Bam, who is back tonight with his latest offering titled “Make Way For The King”. Ohana Bam never fails to always find the most top notch instrumentals to rhyme over and this time around he connected with Campfire with who the mastermind producer behind this beat, and Bam simply did what he does best, and that’s give a stellar performance over the track with ferocious lyrics that compliment the overall theme of the song perfectly. Rumor has it that Ohana Bam is going to be releasing a new visual on Friday so keep an eye out for that, but for now stream his brand new release below!

Bankrolls + Venti Scone – [Matty Wood$]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Aug 2019

Matty Wood$ is one of the best artists out of the midwest but that’s well known by this point, he is a man who never stops working and tonight he is back on our website with not one, but two brand new music videos for “Bankrolls” + “Venti Scone”. The first of the releases was “Bankrolls” and this is a track that I have been bumping at max volume over the past few days at the LL office, it came packaged with a crisp & clean visual packed with scenes of Matty & DJ Stain. “Venti Scone” is the newer of the two records and it’s a song that I just listened to for the first couple of times right before writing this article, but I quickly found a liking to the bouncy production that was provided by the super talented Parker Jazz, and once Matty got ahold of the beat it was game over. Watch both of these brand new music videos below and see which one you like more!

Mousa ’03 – [Phay]

By Elliot Montanez // 14 Aug 2019

Atlanta creative Phay has grown into a favorite here on our website, and just recently he put out his brand new album titled “Mousa ’03“. I have been rooting for Phay for a minute now so I was excited when I saw this new release, but after listening to the soulful & honest intro record he gave us it gave me an extra jolt of eagerness to hear the rest of the tape. After running through this entire project from top to bottom a few times through I can say that this is my favorite body of work from Phay yet, and if you are familiar with his past tapes then you know that’s a bold statement, but he truly outdid himself here. Much love to the producer 3am for holding Phay down for the entire duration of this project, and shout out to the homie Kelechi & Manny Wellz for the features that made this album that much more memorable. Stream this brand new tape below!    

LOOK – [Supa Bwe] Ft. [Qari]

By Elliot Montanez // 13 Aug 2019

Supa Bwe is only a few days removed from his sensational headliner in Chicago with his homies Qari & Mulatto (& Duffle Bag Buru + Reeseynem), but today the Chicago legend is finding himself back on our platform with the release of his brand new music video for “LOOK” featuring Qari. I can’t even begin to explain just how excited that I have been for this release, any true fan of Supa/Qari knows that them reconnecting about a year ago was a miracle itself, but to see them side by side making music together again damn near brings a tear to my eye. The video director and LL’s own Cole Bennett put it best though, adding: “This one means a lot to me, they (Supa & Qari) were some of the first artists I ever worked with when I started Lyrical Lemonade, I used to be at every one of their shows in Chicago and I always used to dream that we’d do a music video together. & now it’s here!” This is an important release here for us at LL but more importantly this is a big release for the city of Chicago man, let’s be sure to support …

Watch Matt Muse’s brand new interview with Illanoize

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Aug 2019

Matt Muse is fresh off of the release of his brand new project Love & Nappyness so when I saw that he stopped by to catch up with the homies Bekoe and Pretty Riot for a brand new interview I had to tune in! Matt Muse spoke about plenty of topics in this interview including the creation of his brand new project, the time that he almost died while playing Pokemon Go, being a leader in the Chicago community, growing up on the south side on 81st, being influenced by Common & Kanye West, how he first got into making music, his parents being musical influences, instruments he has played, his recent performance on WGN, directing his own visuals, having a great family, pushing the love yourself narrative, how he thought of the title to his tape, why he picked an EP over full length, his headliner at Schubas in Chicago and more. Once again another great interview from Illanoize and an even better overall conversation with the hosts, check out this brand new interview below!

Roll Up – [Celestial Cerebrum]

By Elliot Montanez // 11 Aug 2019

Celestial Cerebrum is a collective that just consistently bless Soundcloud with some straight heat, and their latest offering comes in the form of “Roll Up”. There’s been a handful of times in 2019 where I have came across a brand new instrumental from these creatives and it has literally changed my day for the better, and I usually find that when I do hear these beats I can’t seem to turn it off & I leave it on repeat for hours. As you probably could assume it was the same case here with this new track, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope that you will too so give it a spin!

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