INTERVIEWS

Behind The Track: C-Moski

By Tobbylola // 13 May 2022

We’re back again with the Lyrical Lemonade: Behind The Track feature. This week I decided to put the spotlight on C-Moski from Memphis, Tennessee. Moski always had an ear for music, however, he didn’t pursue his career as a producer until his thriving football career came to an end. Sometimes, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Thanks to Blac Youngsta and Ju his manager, Moski had the opportunity to become a part of Heavy Camp and produce three records on ‘Fu*k Everybody 2’ in 2018. Moski began to gain more recognition in 2021 after linking up with 1017 hottest artists on the rise, Pooh Shiesty. Moski is the face behind Pooh Shiesty’s smash Hit “Neighbors” featuring BIG30. This song received over 62 million views on Youtube and went on to become RIAA certified gold on May 27, 2021. The following year, “Neighbors” went platinum on January 18, 2022. I had the opportunity to learn more about C-Moski and his growth throughout the years. Check our interview out below. — Lyrical Lemonade: Where did you grow up? North Memphis, Douglass & Raleigh areas.  Lyrical Lemonade: Were you always involved with music growing up? Or was it something you …

Watch femdot’s new freestyle on AMPD

By Elliot Montanez // 13 May 2022

femdot has been on the ‘Back Home’ tour with Saba for the past month, he’s a busy man but he made some time to stop to see the gold folks at AMPD and give us a new freestyle over Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer” instrumental. Anyone who even slightly knows fem knows that freestyling and pure rapping is his bread and butter, so you don’t even need to press play before you know he killed this one! Rumor has it that this is the first of a few new freestyles that are going to be coming from the Chicago leader, so if you aren’t already, give him a follow on Twitter to keep up with him!

Z Money: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 13 May 2022

Z Money is somebody that needs no introduction, he is a Chicago legend and today I am proud to release our latest Lemonade Stand interview featuring him! I spoke with Z Money about several subjects including his brand new album, his relationship with Valee, the moment that “Two 16’s” started to blow up, mentorship he’s received from Gucci Mane, the schools he attended, and much more. This was a solid conversation and a much-needed interview from Z Money, it’s been a minute since he’s publicly spoken, and this was the perfect time to do so. Watch this brand new interview below!

DJ Tay James Interview: A Prime Example of Staying Down Since Day One

By Lee Mcintosh // 6 May 2022

“I can make certain calls and tap in with a certain DJ in another part of the world and know what’s being played over there. I can make calls and ask who the hottest new artist or producer is. I don’t think the DJ role will never be obsolete because an algorithm can’t think like a DJ.” -DJ Tay James Since it’s inception, the art of being a DJ has been something that has always been fascinating to watch. Coming from the old days of having to own actual vinyl records, and then transitioning to an all-digital deck, it’s been amazing to see how many DJs actually move along with the times and are able to master a new craft, when their old ways are shifting away. One could argue that the job of a DJ is one of the more important roles in the music business. At a party or event, it’s the DJs job to control the mood and the overall vibes, and listening to the crowd’s visual cues and body language is key. For DJ Tay James, he’s been able to maneuver through many avenues and kept up with the times for many years, and he is …

Victor Internet: The Lemonade Stand Interview

By Elliot Montanez // 2 May 2022

Victor Internet is one of the most talented and unique artists in Chicago, and a couple of months ago I was thrilled to bring him by the office for a new interview on The Lemonade Stand. I asked Victor about many topics including the different areas in Chicago he’s lived in, the time he spent living in Los Angeles, his latest project Blue 2000, artists he wants to work with, the impact his family has had on him, his friendship with the artist Heartgaze, what he’s currently working on and much more. Victor is a superstar in the making, if you aren’t familiar with him just yet, I highly suggest checking out this interview below!

Behind The Track: Featuring Menace

By Tobbylola // 29 Apr 2022

This year at Lyrical Lemonade, I’m starting a feature section titled Behind The Track, specifically to shine a light on producers. A producer oversees all aspects of the creation of a song or album. The choice of song, choice of musicians, instruments, and vocalist(s) and how it all comes together. Your favorite artist makes dope music but without an amazing producer, your favorite song might not be so great after all. In this industry, the artist always receives credit for producing records that the world wants to listen to. However, as you start to learn more about the music business, you begin to understand how important having a dope producer is. Behind the track was created to give acknowledgment to producers that are behind our favorite songs. Whether the song might be big or small, producers deserve just as much credit as an artist. The first producer I had the opportunity to learn more about is Adnan Khan aka Menace from Manchester, England. Menace is the face behind the 2016 mega multi-platinum smash hit ‘Panda’ by Designer. This record sold over 20 million copies and collected over 7 billion + streams and counting. The beat was so popular that artists …

Multi-Talented Steelo Brim Reveals New Project Titled Eldorado Excursions

By Tobbylola // 29 Apr 2022

Steelo Brim is best known as the co-host of the MTV series Ridiculousness for over 10 years. The comedian, producer, writer, and actor has always juggled many roles throughout his career. However, the Chicago native decided to embark on his new journey as a musician. Brim began to cruise through the music industry as an A&R & publisher, working with legends such as Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, MikeWillMadeIt & more. On March 17, 2022, Brim’s dreams became reality. He released his debut 13-track project Eldorado Excursions with features from Dej Loaf, Vic Mensa, Fabulous, Buddy, and more. This project is me taking the vibe back to the backseat as I rode on a weekend to Franklin,” says Steelo.  Eldorado Excursions is the beginning of something spectacular for Steelo Brim. One of my favorite songs on this project was My Love ft. Buddy & Arin Ray. Produced by Rob Holladay, this track is an instant summer hit. Between the visuals and impressive punchline from every artist on this song, it’s no wonder why the video racked up 374,899 views in a short amount of time. Last week we had the opportunity to learn more about the multi-talented artist. Check out …

Getting to Know Caribbean Sensation HoodCelebrityy

By Tobbylola // 28 Apr 2022

Caribbean sensation Tina Pinnock, better known as HoodCelebrityy, is taking dancehall music to a new height. The Jamaican-born artist relocated to the United States to live with her great-grandmother at the age of 12. Growing up in the Bronx, Hood quickly became a neighborhood superstar after she began to showcase her deejaying and freestyle skills. Her big breakthrough came in 2015 after collaborating with her childhood friend Cardi B on their smash record “Wine Pon It”. She praises her intercultural childhood and credits Vybz Kartel and Lady Saw for influencing the artist she is today. Widely known for her 2017 viral hit ‘Walking Trophy’ which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and received 64 million and counting views on Youtube, HoodCelebrityy paved a lane for her music. Her refreshing sound is a mixture of reggae, dancehall, R&B, and trap. By combining her Jamaican heritage with her American upbringing, it’s no surprise to see the success she has received throughout her career. This year, we can hopefully expect a new album from HoodCelebrityy this summer. Check out our exclusive interview with her below. — Lyrical Lemonade: How was it like growing up in Jamaica?  Growing up in Jamaica …

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