Superstitious Freestyle – [Femdot]

Femdot is a standout emcee out of Chicago who has been turning more and more heads as of late, and as he is bunkered down somewhere in the city for this quarantine, he somehow built up enough inspiration to get in the booth and create a new freestyle track for us titled “Superstitious”. Anybody who knows femdot’s music understands that he is arguably the best bar-for-bar artist that Chicago has to offer, and he furthermore proved that statement on this new offering, as he kicked about a minute + fifteen seconds of nothing but straight FIRE. We got to give some love to the producer Gold Haze on this one for providing femdot with this absolutely bass knocking instrumental, it was the perfect beat for femdot to rip apart, any true femdot fan knows what he can do when he gets his hands on a stellar beat like this and he did it yet again. Stream this brand new offering via femdot’s Soundcloud below!

Memories – [Charles Lauste] x [J-Hop] x [Femdot]

Charles Lauste is a producer/DJ out of Chicago who has been doing his thing for some years now, steadily improving at his craft in the process, and today he is back on our website with his brand new record titled “Memories” featuring J-Hop and Femdot. If you know about these three talented creative then you are surely aware of the damage that they can do on any given track that they grace together, they are dope triple threat who I always enjoy to see connect, but man this might be their best creation yet. This song all started with the layered instrumental that was provided by Charles Lauste, it was a smooth beat that had many different sounds within it, but it was the driving force on this one. St. Louis native J-Hop started off this joint with a minute and a half verse where he kicked a dope storytelling verse that I won’t spoil for you, leading right into a phenomenal verse from Chicago’s own Femdot, putting the cherry on top of an all-around great offering. Do yourself a favor and stream this brand new offering via Soundcloud below!

This Is Your Demise – [Liltrxptendo] x [Femdot] x [Zaephoria]

Liltrxptendo is a multitalented teenager who I had the privilege of being on a tour with (along with Tobi Lou + femdot) in the fall of last year where I spent a ton of time with him, I was familiar with him beforehand but this experience made me appreciate him as an artist so much, and today Liltrxptendo is back on our website with his brand new release titled “This Is Your Demise” featuring Femdot + Zaephoria. Chicago gem Femdot started off this joint with a jaw-dropping verse that set the tempo, and the young legend Liltrxptendo stepped up to the plate + matched that with easily his hardest verse I have heard from him to date, before Zaephoria ended the track with some slowed up, damn near chopped & screwed sounding vocals. This was an all-around solid offering, everything from the production to all three contributions were on point, I am sure you can see these guys working together more in the future. Stream this awesome new track via Spotify below! Produced by Jack Marlow

Friend Sex – [Charles Lauste]

Chicago is a hub of talent whether that be artists, emcees, producers, fashion influencers + more, and producer Charles Lauste has been making his name known in the city for a minute now, but today he is back with his soothing new track titled “Friend Sex”. I can’t even begin to explain just how good that this instrumental that Charles cooked up is, it has a soulful loop that drives it & has some perfect tempo drums to match. When you think of the Chicago scene, you can’t help but think of Femdot, and he kicks off this track with an astronomical verse that set the tone for the other great artists to follow. Cassius Tae is one of the best spitters in the city and he followed up fem with a complimentary contribution where he spits some clever bars, one of my favorite being the play of words when referencing the NBA’s 2004 Pacers + Pistons brawl better known as the Mallace At The Palace. This one finishes off in the best way that it possibly could, with the always amazing songstress Shawnee Dez, who delivered a beautiful + heavenly addition that put the cherry on top of this all-around …

Q&A: Chicago’s CP releases debut project, ‘CINEMA’

For Chicago rapper CP, making music just seemed to go with the natural flow of his life. From messing around in the studio with his friends to dropping his first official song a few years ago, the process has never been something that’s forced. This approach to rap resonates on CP’s debut project, ‘CINEMA’, which showcases the artist homing in on his own sound–an eerily cold mix of hard trap and drill production paired with the rapper’s whispery, raspy vocal tone. While CP distinguishes himself on ‘CINEMA’ by embracing this darker side of his sound, the rappers who’ve influenced him up to this point effortlessly come through in his own flows. As a result, ‘CINEMA’ functions as a solid introduction to a rapper who thrives off of following his gut, never overthinking while still delivering something that sets him apart from the pack. Listen to the full project and find out more about the making of ‘CINEMA’ in our latest Q&A below: — MDR: How did you get into rapping and how long have you been doing it for? CP: I’ve been making music for about 2 years. It started ‘cause I was just trying some new sh** with my …

Top 50 Chicago Projects of 2019

Turning the page into the next decade, our fourth edition of the “Top 50 Chicago Projects of the Year” list marks a special occasion. From the first list until now, four years means more than just four years of picks. It tracks four years of growth from some of our favorite artists, and a chance to watch last year’s entries rise up the ranks and improve, one year after the next. This year, we’re welcoming several Chicago mainstays as well as a plethora of new faces. The constant between every pick? A strong representation of the talent in Chicago, solidifying the city as a front runner in the trend-setting landscape of hip-hop. If there’s any city presenting some of music’s premier faces, both old and new, it’s Chicago, just as we aim to capture on this list. That said, below is Lyrical Lemonade’s top 50 Chicago projects of 2019. Thank you to all of the artists working so hard to provide us with music, and here’s to a promising decade to come for Chicago music. From 2019 ’til infinity. Honorable Mentions: Chanelle Truvillion, Kiraly Payne — 50) Josi Green & Ausar – The Good & The Bad EP Josi Green …

Happy Break up Song – [Femdot]

When you take a glimpse at the current Chicago music scene and all of the talented artists that are involved, not many have had a better year than Femdot has had. The success and positive feedback from his project 94 Camry Music seems damn near overwhelming, it’s easily one of the best projects to come out of Chicago this year, and this track here was one of the fan favorites off of the tape. The song is a beautiful ode that femdot penned to a former girlfriend, it finds him breaking down the ups + downs that they shared in their relationship, he took an extremely mature stance here that I am sure many people can relate to. Don’t think that it’s all serious though, the song takes an energetic turn on the backend where he assures you this isn’t a sad song, and it leaves off on a positive note, hence the title. The visual that femdot and music video director Addison Wright made an already fantastic song that much better, they brought the music to life and created something to be proud of. Watch this brand new music video below and if you enjoy it then be sure …

Enjoy the Ride – [Sebastian Kamae]

Production is a lost art. These days, songs are being strung together by lackluster compositions and bare minimum beats, but yet we praise it like it’s real music. In an industry that is being constantly flooded with copy cat producers, it’s so important to keep a look out for the ones who are not only doing it right but the ones who are doing it at a level that exceeds excellence. I mean, what’s the point of listening to music if it isn’t excellent? Today, I’m excited to bring some fresh excellence onto our pages. Making his Lyrical Lemonade debut is a producer named Sebastian Kamae. I’m not sure what took me so long to discover this talent, but I’m so glad that I did. The 22 year old Amsterdam native has been killing the game lately and it’s imperative that everyone takes notice. Like I said earlier, Sebastian falls into the career of producers who are creating at an excellent level. Just recently, he released an album that showcases all of his skill sets in the most complete way possible. The album, entitled, “Enjoy the Ride” is a 15 song project that will have you wondering how it’s possible …

GMYL – [Jams TFC]

Jams TFC is a Chicago based talent who I have been listening to for over a year now since I saw him open for Femdot in Wicker Park sometime last year, he makes some great music + a great energy to him, and tonight he is back on our website with his brand new music video for “GMYL”. You might recall me posting the audio of this song when it dropped some weeks back, but this new visual takes the track to another level, in large parts thanks to the direction from Pat Banahan from Lost TV! I have enjoyed the content that Jams TFC has been giving us all of 2019, and I don’t expect this to be the last release from him of the year, so you might as well subscribe to his YouTube channel to continue to follow him after you watch this video below! Along with the release of this feel-good videos, Jams left us with some words saying: I love how this video represents Chicago. I love the diversity – this video shows a side of Chicago the media doesn’t acknowledge. We call “summertime chi” the best place in the world for a reason. People from all …

Rap City – [Femdot] x [Smino]

Chicago artist Femdot has been having a terrific year in 2019 in many ways including the fact that he went on his first nationwide tour and received incredible feedback from his latest project 94 Camry Music, and today Femdot is back with the second visual off of the project for “Rap City” featuring St. Louis superstar Smino! This track has been a standout + fan favorite off of Femdot’s previously mentioned project, so many of his fans are pleased that he choose to shoot a video for this one, and it truly turned out better than expected. When two of the best artists out of the midwest collide I suppose you should just know magic is going to happen, add that with a stellar instrumental from one of Chicago’s best producers, Ambi Lyrics, and that’s a recipe for success. Watch this brand new music video below and if you like what you see/hear, then go ahead and visit Femdot’s website for more! Directed by Addison Wright