INTERVIEWS

nombreKARI: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 19 Nov 2021

NombreKARI is one of the young budding talents coming up within Chicago’s music community at the moment, I am a big supporter of his and I recently brought him by the LL office for a brand new interview! I asked Nombrekari about plenty of things such as his recent project Children Play With Fire, the short film based around the project, his dad’s signature dish called “Hot Stuff”, artists he wants to work with, his HL collective, the schools he attended growing up, playing Squash in school and we even dove into some of his old tweets. Kari has a bright future ahead of him, don’t sleep on this kid, learn a thing or two about him below!

Watch femdot’s new interview with Viewfinder

By Elliot Montanez // 18 Nov 2021

femdot is a couple of weeks out from the release of his project Not For Sale, and just yesterday, a new interview featuring him was released by the good people at Rap Portraits. On this episode of Viewfinder, the host Yoh asked fem about many different interesting topics about his journey so far in life and music. A few of the topics that they touched on were fem’s recent COLORS performance, his project 94 Camry Music, being a literal scientist, the trip he took to Nigeria, and more. This was a great interview, any fan of femdot will love this interview, so you might as well go ahead and hit play below!

Jaas: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 17 Nov 2021

Jaas is a talented musician out of Chicago who I first discovered about a year or so ago, and I have been a fan + supporter ever since! Jaas just recently dropped her new project Unavailable earlier this month, so it was the perfect time to bring her in for a new episode of The Lemonade Stand! I talked to Jaas about many things such as the previously mentioned project, her time at Hyde Park High School + Northern Illinois University, her musical influences, being a woman in the music industry, Chicago’s music community, artists she wants to work with in the future and we even pulled up one of her old covers on YouTube! This was a solid conversation, check it out for yourself below!

Lil Bibby: Blueprint by Complex

By Jaxon Brown // 12 Nov 2021

One of Chicago’s most prominent names in hip-hop, Lil Bibby, was highlighted by Complex’s series titled Blueprint on October 27.  Blueprint and its production crew has done a fantastic job in profiling multiple characters within the hip-hop industry, and provides detailed information and interviews to see just exactly how some of the industry’s most popular names got to their level of stardom. Bibby starts with his childhood, explaining his home life and upbringing on the east side of Chicago. He transfers the narrative into what got him into hip-hop, which he attributes to the early 2010s drill scene and artists like Keef, Reese and Durk, whose success he felt he could match. He attributed his musical success to his genuineness and ear for music, which he then transferred into his life beyond making music and into the world of managing it. Bibby explains he has always known music and what garners attention, and he wanted to put that skillful ear to use in a larger focus in starting his label Grade A Productions. Signing artists like Juice WRLD and the Kid LaRoi, Bibby wants to continue to find artists that appeal to people across cultural borders and press further to find …

Ericdoa: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 12 Nov 2021

Ericdoa is someone we are huge fans of here at LL, he’s a great musician with starlike potential and one of the faces of Hyperpop. A couple of weeks ago we brought Eric by the LL office in Chicago for a new interview, and now we are pleased to present you with the latest episode of The Lemonade Stand featuring him! I spoke to Ericdoa about several topics including growing up in Connecticut, his musical influences, why he got banned off of Airbnb, going to the same preschool as Midwxst, how he first met Glaive, the tour that he is currently on, why he enjoys McChickens on a beach, performing at The Summer Smash and so much more. This was a fantastic interview, much love to Ericdoa for stopping by, take a couple of minutes of your day to watch this new interview below!

Pollari: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 8 Nov 2021

Pollari is one of the best individuals that I have ever met in the music industry, he’s a great person who just so happens to make excellent music. I brought Pollari through the LL office a couple of months ago for a new interview where we discussed many things such as growing up in Atlanta, the three music videos he has shot with Cole Bennett, his relationship with Rick Rubin, potentially A&Ring in the future, his friendship with Lil Yachty, his Loverboy project, his upcoming music releases, his days owning clothing brands and more. Pollari is such a wonderful individual and a talented artist, this is one of my favorite interviews yet, check it out for yourself below!

Payday: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 3 Nov 2021

Payday is an artist out of Seattle who first caught my attention with her hit song “Beam”, and she’s been someone who I have kept a tab on ever since. I recently had the teenage music sensation come by the Lyrical Lemonade office a few weeks ago for a brand new interview on The Lemonade Stand series, and it was a great conversation. I asked Payday about plenty of topics such as growing up in Seattle, working with Jackboy on the “Beam” remix, her latest album Rap In A Can, working with Danny Brown, some of her childhood memories, her personal favorite song that she’s created so far, Red Bull Italian Sodas and more. Check out this brand new interview below + be sure to subscribe to The Lemonade Stand channel!

Mod Sun: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 28 Oct 2021

Mod Sun is one of the most positive humans walking on the earth, he’s someone that all of us here at LL love + respect, and we recently brought him by the office for a new episode of The Lemonade Stand. I asked Mod Sun about plenty of subjects such as the phrase “Think Deep Don’t Sink”, his upbringings in Minnesota/California, his friendship with Machine Gun Kelly, how he got his classic tie-dye hoodie to people, his recent show in Chicago, his “Ballin” music video that was directed by Cole Bennett, working with Nipsey Hussle early in their careers, working on Good Morning With A U, and so much more. This is without a doubt one of the best interviews that I have ever done, and I hope you think the same, press play below!

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