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Love of Lipscomb – [C2]

Niles Bryant has Birmingham and more recently its surrounding areas absolutely on fire over the last year or two and almost monthly is delivering new artists to his city that shoot up in relevancy thanks to both his always-growing platform and incredible ability to capture trench-life in one of America’s most dangerous cities in a manner that is suspenseful, harrowing, and many times unexpectedly beautiful, whether it be through the deeper-than-blood relationships possessed by the subjects of the videos or the natural, often times rustic, charm of Alabama that you just have to experience for yourself. This week Niles stamped a new artist named C2 from Lipscomb, AL, a treacherous suburb between the actual city of Birmingham and one of its most notable outposts and home of many, many rappers including Gucci Mane, Bessemer. However, I hadn’t ever really heard of Lipscomb and frankly couldn’t even tell you where it was in Alabama until last week, but to a certain extent, C2 has put his town on the map. The instrumental opens with a suspenseful intro with long, wide shots of both the artist and his friends as well as their environment that they’re singing about, before launching into C2’s …

Close-[Eric Ryan]

Eric Ryan made it onto our pages back in February for his groundbreaking ballad entitled, “Soleil”. From the moment I heard his angelic vocal talents, I knew that I’d be a life long fan of Eric’s. Today the 23-year-old Canadien artist is making it back onto our publication for a stunningly beautiful track entitled, “Close”. If there was ever a time to reconnect with a past lover or hold tight to the one you have right now, make sure that this song is playing in the background. I’ve sat back and tried to gather my thoughts when it comes to this piece, but may mind is racing from the sheer perfection of it. Throughout the verses, Eric Ryan serenades the listeners in the most soothing way possible. The song just puts your mind at ease as the meticulously crafted production creates an ambience that materializes as peaceful energy. I advise everyone to hop in their car at midnight and turn this track on. As you ride down the road, allow yourself to be immersed in the amazing atmosphere that this song boasts. Close is a song you need to experience. It’s not just good enough to listen to it. Allow …

Soleil – [Eric Ryan] feat. [Shqdel]

There are certain tracks that just touch your soul. And by that, I simply mean that these specific songs have the ability to connect with distinct emotions related to various parts of your life and make you feel as if you’re the one who wrote the piece. These are the songs that are worth holding onto. The ones that make us feel when we don’t feel like feeling; and the ones that make us love when we don’t feel like loving. An artist who understands this complex connection is Eric Ryan. I stumbled on the 23 year old Canadian artist when his song “Soleil” popped up on my discover weekly Spotify playlist. Once I heard the song, I knew that it was imperative to get it up on our pages, but what’s even cooler to showcase is Eric’s life story and how he got involved in music. I was able to catch up with the up and comer on socials and he told me that he just started writing more seriously since July, then started officially putting out music in September of 2019. This is really unbelievable when you take into account how professional he sounds already. His overall life …

Turning The Camera Around: Interviewer Spotlight

Even in the age of social media, where artists can constantly connect and speak to an endless number of fans with the click of a few buttons, the art of the sit-down interview will never be lost or, for that matter, replaced. From the intricate details of Nardwuar interviews to the knowledgeable conversations of Elliott Wilson, these interviews are what adds a dimension of background and personality to the musicians we know and love, and for that, they demand appreciation. Whether explaining obscure childhood stories, the meaning of albums, their influences, or any other plethora of topics, musicians tend to open up when paired with the right interviewer, and the benefit of these conversations is for all to enjoy. Interviews provide fans with background, insight, and nowadays, viral moments, offering up endless entertainment that satisfies casual listeners and stans alike. They allow artists an opportunity to communicate their messages and aspirations on a level far more profound than a simple tweet, and consequently, an opportunity to breathe new life into the music that soundtracks the lives of so many. Here at Lyrical Lemonade, we’re constantly posting new interviews with all of our favorite artists to learn more about the masterminds …

Hip-Hop And The Grammys: It’s Complicated

On the Recording Academy’s Up-and-Down Relationship with Rap     The scent of weed wafting its way down the hall to my room from Andre3000’s neighboring after party cements the night in my mind like it was yesterday. Andre had reason to celebrate: it was 2004, and Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below had just won what is generally considered to be the top prize on “Music’s Biggest Night”—the Grammy Award for album of the year. I remember the night, and that smell of success, like it was yesterday. But it was hardly yesterday, was it? It’s the most oft-mentioned, ongoing streak of embarrassment for the Grammys, but it must be repeated annually until it’s broken: it has been fifteen years since that Outkast win, and no rap project since has reached the Grammy summit. Plenty of worthy LP’s have been nominated, but all have come up short, including exceptional  releases by Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay-Z and—three times each, Eminem, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. That’s fifteen years, mind you, in which hip-hop has only solidified its place as contemporary culture’s preeminent sound and style. What can you say? Fool me once…but fool me fifteen times? The 61st Grammy Awards will take …

Tip Me Over – [Eliana]

An artist by the name of Eliana is making her Lyrical lemonade debut tonight with her brand new offering titled “Tip Me Over”. At the start of the song the dreamy production builds up slowly but surely, before Eliana attacks the beat with her stellar vocals as well as some witty rhymes. The Chicago native is still pretty new to the game, so there’s no telling what she can do wit the great amount of potential she possess. I was unfamiliar with Eliana and her music before coming across this new joint, but I can say that I really liked what I heard and I will be checking out all of her releases moving forward. Peep this brand new tune below and be sure to let me know what you think about it in the comments section! Additional background vocals from Xone White. Recorded By Matt “Mattaudiodope” Samague of Classick Studios. Mixed By Erick “Epidemic” Cabrera of Classick Studios. Master By Bryan Schwaller of Classick Studios.

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2016

As we are only a few hours from entering the new year, we here at Lyrical Lemonade decided to put together a list of the best Chicago projects IN OUR OPINION! Each and every of the artists included created something special this year for the world, but especially for the city, so it’s only right that we acknowledge their efforts. I want to shine some light on our writers Lane Cowherd & Jacob Lusted really quick, they really helped me a ton on this Top 50 project, thank you guys for being dedicated & for all the assistance, I truly appreciate it! Also, I want to thank all the supporters out there. Lyrical Lemonade has grown tremendously in 2016, we have gained a few thousand followers on our Twitter in the past few months alone! So to all of our supporters, whether you just came across Lyrical Lemonade or if you have been showing love since day 1, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I promise we have some exciting stuff in store for the fans in 2017. To Cole & the rest of our writing team, let’s keep improving & getting better every …