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Real Thing (Demo) – [Diamond Cafe]

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself becoming increasingly interested in an artist named Diamond Cafe, but not until now, when I sat down to write about Cafe’s newest release, “Real Thing (Demo),” did I realize that I can’t quite put this fascination into words. I suppose the best way to put it is that Cafe’s music just feels right; it possesses an exhilarating twang, an almost Michael Jackson-esque style of animation and groove, and more than anything else, an absolutely incredible vocal talent to lead the charge. Needless to say, the latest demo perfectly attests to the wonderous, weird world of Cafe’s music. Supported by a funky instrumental, this song seemingly fuses the worlds of soul and funk into one, off-the-wall combination that you simply can’t help but love. “Real Thing” is relaxed and emotional, but it’s also effortlessly charismatic, using Cafe’s unorthodox vocal style as a source of fuel. With this, there’s an innate charm to Diamond Cafe, and as eclectic as the music may be, I always find myself coming back, indicating that there’s something truly exciting to behold here. Be sure to check out “Real Thing (Demo)” for yourself below and let us know what you think …

LL Presents: The Matty Wood$ Q&A

Matty Wood$ is a creative out of St. Louis who I have been covering here on our website for some years now, but when he was recently in Chicago I brought him to the Lyrical Lemonade office for our first conversation face to face, and in turn we now have a dope new Q&A for the fans! Not only is Matty a super talented artist who creates great music, he has the overall look & charisma of a superstar and he just might be one of the funniest rappers I have ever met, and I am sure those traits will help him down the road. Most importantly, Matty has a great group of solid individuals around him in his 2200 crew that are going to keep him improving at all times, the sky is truly the limit for this young legend. Stream his latest album I’l Be Fine below while you check out the Q&A, and after you’re done be sure to follow Matty on Twitter here! — EM: Before we dive into the questions, give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself.   MW: You know who it is, Tony T, Matty …

Nightfall – [Jackson Lundy]

If you’re looking for a song that you can listen to over and over again without getting tired of it, I’ve got the one for you. My latest fresh find is an artist named Jackson Lundy who will be making his Lyrical Lemonade debut for his song entitled Nightfall.  When I first heard this song, I was hooked…Fast forward to now, and I’m still equally as hooked. This track just has such a dope vibe thats its really impossible not to vibe to it. The bass is out of this world which truly highlights the sophisticated nature of the production. Jackson does a great job of captivating the listeners with his relaxing voice and vocal range. This piece just keeps getting better the longer you listen and thats truly the best thing to have in a song. I can’t stress how good this one is! I’ve attached the Spotify link down below so check out Nightfall and let us know what you think! If you’re a fan of Jackson Lundy, make sure to follow him on his social media account here!

Lyrical Lemonade Presents: The Abby Jasmine Q&A

Abby Jasmine is one of the most talented new upcoming artists in the game, I recently got the chance to meet her while speaking on a panel at SXSW a couple of weeks ago, and then when she was in Chicago the other day for a concert with T-Pain I thought why not bring her through our office for an interview for the website? One thing about Abby that stands out is her unbelievable charisma and her stage presence when performing, she appears like an experienced veteran although she is just only twenty years old, which is exactly why she is touring the country on with the OG T-Pain at this very moment. That crazy part is that I haven’t even mentioned her stellar vocal abilities and her crafty song making ability, and impressive catalog she has created up to this point. On top of all of this she has an amazing team backing her over at Cinematic, so the sky is truly the limit for this young superstar. I am extremely excited to see where she goes from here but I expect nothing but the best for her, so go ahead and get in tune with the New York native by learning …

Delaware’s Free Spirit With the Wild Mane, Lil West, Talks Mining Relationships, Finding ‘Balance’ and More on the New Vex Part 1

It’s a safe bet that the vast majority of Americans, asked to name someone from Delaware off the top of their heads, could only come up with that of Joe Biden, the former vice president currently dragging out a will-he-or-won’t-he-run guessing game regarding the 2020 presidential race. But that doesn’t mean the nation’s “First State”—our second smallest in area—hasn’t produced other accomplished individuals, including, in the hip-hop world, one of the more quietly promising young talents to emerge in recent years: melodic genre-buster Lil West. The southern Delaware town of Bridgeville—population, 2000 and change—isn’t what you’d call a hip-hop mecca, but then 20-year-old West is hardly a conventional singer and rapper. The first thing I notice as West and I sit down in a booth at the midtown location of Manhattan favorite Blue Ribbon Sushi—is that his famously wild hair has been brought under control. If the artist has one signature visual trait that’s helped stand him out from the pack during his come-up, it’s a leonine mane that serves as a nice  visual signifier of his free spirit. The hair has been on full display in videos like last year’s “No More” and the recent “Somedays” – but this …

Anime 2 – [Choo Jackson]

I remember first hearing about REMember music artist Choo Jackson a few years back thanks to several Mac Miller collaborations and cosigns, and throughout my time as a fan, Jackson has done nothing but impress in all the growth and development he’s shown over the years. Today, this comes full circle as the Pennsylvania talent releases his brand new, 13-track project, Anime 2. Acting as a sequel to his Anime project from 2016, the latest from Choo Jackson is a comprehensive look at life and the palette of emotions and occurrences that shape us all as humans. Naturally, in pursuit of capturing this diverse set of themes and feelings, Anime 2 is incredibly versatile in terms of sound, as Jackson takes on a sense of energizing creative ambition that you can’t help but love. With that said, this project certainly has something for every kind of listener, and each track is sure to bring something new to the table that keeps Anime 2 refreshing in a way that not many artists are able to do. That said, Jackson’s latest is a special moment for those who have witnessed his incredible growth as a human and an artist over the past few years. Anime 2 is the audio …

LL Presents TimHueman Torch Q&A

It’s always special when you come across yet another talented emcee from Chicago, and you have probably saw the name Tim Hueman Torch on our pages a few times over the past couple of months, and it’s because he is just that. Not only is Tim a talented rapper that can spit thought provoking lyrics but he is also an extremely smart individual who just thinks different than the average Joe. I recently brought Tim through the office to chop it up about his come up and what he’s been up to lately + much more, so go ahead and learn a thing or two about one of Chicago’s finest underground emcees. EM: Before we dive into the question can you give our readers who may not be familiar with you a brief introduction of yourself. TIM: I go by TimHueman Torch, I am twenty-six years old from the south side of Chicago. As far as music I went to Salem which was a performance-based school, I started out playing the trumpet & stuff like that. — EM: Can you speak on the experience of going to Salem? TIM: Salem was a very artistic school, it breeds some noble dudes like Rockie …

UnoTheActivist, Thouxanbanfauni, and the SoundCloud Age

In the age of the internet, the avenues in which we consume music are constantly changing. From DatPiff to Apple Music, artists and fans constantly chase one another around, assigning value to platforms using the metrics of social media and, often times, pure volume of music available. When people see new communities form, they flock, just as we have watched happen with SoundCloud in recent years. With this, eras of music are becoming increasingly defined by these avenues in which they’re experienced and therefore, remembered (Napster, being a prime example). We associate music with the platform we enjoyed it with, and not until the 2000s has this platform-defined nostalgia truly come to prominence — just look at social media and you can find a plethora of odes to the not-so-convenient methods of getting music that sites like Napster and Limewire once offered.  Adjacent is the fact that, in the age of digital streaming, the decision of which platforms are prominent and which platforms are left behind can often exhibit listener-induced trends in the ways we all consume and promote music. For SoundCloud, characterized by its accessibility and DIY spirit, it’s time to assess where we are on this curve, all …

Streaming Services – [Taylor Bennett]

Just a couple of hours ago Chicago’s own and LL favorite Taylor Bennett released his brand new music video for “Streaming Services” after teasing it on socials earlier this week! Taylor Bennett connected with the young legends Strip Mall to direct this visual, and I have told you guys time and time again that these Strip Mall dudes are the real deal, and sure enough they came through with yet another amazing final product. Watch this brand new music video below and if you dig it be sure to give Taylor Bennett a follow on Twitter here. Produced by Ivan Jackson of BrassTracks Featuring Zxxk & Melo Makes Music

Lazy – [Jackson]

Vulnerability as an artist is often what allows fans to connect to the music they listen to, and displaying this today is Lyrical Lemonade favorite Jackson, here to deliver his latest single by the name of “Lazy”. Backed by a simplistic yet deeply emotional guitar-based instrumental, this offering doesn’t need more than a few simple elements of music to bring forth its message. Jackson’s masterful control over the passion in his vocals as well as the way he intertwines himself within the instrumental is second to none, and as a result, “Lazy” is a perfect example of his talents, both on the sonic side of things as well as the lyrical side. We’ve been covering this budding artist for quite some time now, and to say that we have noticed some growth in his art is an understatement. Jackson is on his way to having a highly prosperous 2019, so keep an eye out for him and listen to his latest single at the link provided below!