CLASS CLOWN – [Luke Almighty]

It’s become nearly impossible to follow Chicago’s rising hip-hop scene without encountering a beat or two from producer Luke Almighty. Over the past few years, he has proven his knack for putting on new talent and boasts a roster of big voices both from the city and all over (Supa Bwe, Yung Bans, that continues to grow. Now, Almighty calls upon that roster for his own project. With features from many of his longtime collaborators and an appearance from Chicago legend Twista, ‘Class Clown’ gives the most cohesive look at the producer’s talent yet. Almighty put his name in the spotlight last summer with the release of his debut mixtape ‘Deliver Us From Evil’, and while that project offered a deep-dive into a sound he was already known for, ‘Class Clown’ expands upon his skills. Almighty proves he’s still in his bag when balancing hard 808s influenced by Chicago drill production and ambient synths on tracks like “Believe That”; Rappers KOMLA, KILLKAIN, and SANTIAGO trade verses on this song over rolling hi-hats and an eerie melody. While honing this sound, Almighty also experiments with more melodic elements and sampling, with songs like “Brand New” offering an upbeat change of …

Fly On The Wall – [Duffle Bag Buru]

Chicago’s own Duffle Bag Buru has built up a solid reputation and catalog as one of the cities best emcees over the past few years, but until now there was something missing, a FULL LENGTH PROJECT! I have been waiting for this (probably impatiently) for such a long time and I even got the chance to tell Buru a few times that I wanted a full length from him, so you can only image my excitement today when he unleashed his brand new project titled “Fly On The Wall”. The first couple of things that caught my attention about this tape were the interesting title and the well put together cover art, before diving into the music and within the first ten minutes I was on the edge of my seat, it is chop filled with SLAPPERS one after another the whole way through. There is a total of fifteen songs on this project and Duffle Bag Buru displayed a nice variety of different sounds on this tape, everything from hard knocking bangers to more slow tempo & introspective joints. I know it’s early to say, but I would be expecting to see this tape on our “Top 50 Chicago …

cheesy – [bbno$] & []

It’s understood at this point that bbno$ is not playing around.  Over the past few months, we have covered several of his stellar releases but today he has dropped one of his most exciting singles to date. On his latest release, he teamed up with Lyrical Lemonade icon Warhol who has been at the top of his game lately, killing any and every song he’s on. With both artists firing on all cylinders, this track is a perfect example of the versatility each emcee possesses. The production provided by Dilip is chaotic and features a deep bass line that would shake the windows in any house at the right volume. Warhol and bbno$ have been in the public eye for some time now but both of them have come into their own as of late and the music they’ve been pumping out reflects it. This collaboration has me incredibly excited to see who else bbno$ has been cooking up with, nothing would surprise me at this point. You can find “cheesy” on all platforms here! Produced by Dilip Photo by @edgumuchian

Kill Tek Piece – [] Ft. [Lil Mosey]

Earlier this week both Warhol & Lyrical Lemonade leader Cole Bennett hinted on social media that they would be teaming up to drop their first video together in over two years, and just a few minutes ago we were blessed with the final product, a stellar new visual for his brand new record titled “Kill Tek Piece” featuring Lil Mosey! is a Chicago legend and is one of the first artists that Lyrical developed a close relationship with way back toward the start, so this release feels special & nostalgic, but more importantly it’s the perfect embodiment of his level up. Warhol doesn’t get enough credit for being one of if not the best new artists of out Chicago, for real man we all have to take a step back and look at just how far he has come, he is no longer teenager rocking shows in Wicker Park every weekend, he is now on the verge of stardom and has been touring all around the nation for years now! I have loved Warhol’s music for a few years now and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that this is arguably his best song to date, the …

Harry Cash – [Warhol.SS]

Warhol.SS made some serious noise last year with his highly-anticipated Chest Pains project, and now that he’s making the rounds and adding a visual component to the album, new life is being breathed into many of the standout songs. Such is the case today with the brand new music video for “Harry Cash”. Ominous in sound and chilling in lyricism, this fast-paced, hard-nosed offering always struck me as an illustrative track, and the visuals certainly speak to this. The Harry Fraud production is turned into a set of cold-blooded scenes in which Warhol perfectly depicts the unforgiving mood of the song, showing listeners exactly why Chest Pains was so impressive in the first place. Needless to say, “Harry Cash” is well worth the watch, so check this one out here:

Options – [Warhol.SS]

Warhol.SS is, of course, a favorite here at Lyrical Lemonade, and today, he’s back on our pages to bring fans the brand new music video for “Options” off of his last project, Chest Pains. Melodic as can be, this song has always been one of my personal standouts from the album, and now, seeing the way that the Warhol was able to bring his vision to life, I must say that I now have an even stronger love for this one. The lyrics, ranging from “I ain’t never had no options” to vivid images of grandeur and the highlights of the Chicago rapper’s lifestyle, illustrate the ability for one to come up out of nowhere and truly manifest the life they wanted — example A, Warhol.SS. Catering to this sentiment, the accompanying visuals stick Warhol in the front desk, acting as the boss of the company as he displays the overwhelming presence of money and women in the office. “Options” is a captivating watch, so check this one out below and let us know what you think in the comments! Directed by Ben Brady

No Pencil – [Warhol.SS]

Chicago super star Warhol.SS has been putting out some of the best music of his young career lately, and today he is complimenting that with one of his best visuals yet for “No Pencil”. He joined forces with fellow Chicagoan Jake Osmun, and if you know anything about these two creatives together then you know this one was going to be good, and sure enough they came through with a fantastic final product. Warhol had a huge year in 2018 but I think he will have a lot more in store for his growing fan base in 2019, but for now watch this brand new visual below!

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Chicago’s own, Warhol.SS is setting a strong tone for 2019 with the release of his new song, “BEHINIHANA.” Warhol.SS welcomes in the new year with his third installment of his single series, “New Year 3” also titled “BENIHANA.” The third installment of the single series delivers in every way; hard-hitting production, lethal bars and a brutality that only Warhol can provide. Production from Young God sets up Warhol for a non-stop cadence that has Warhol rapping straight through the production. Warhol.SS just released his debut album, Chest Pains in November and has already excited for what he is going to deliver next. Check out Warhol.SS’ new track, “BENIHANA” below and make sure to give us your thoughts on the bars in the comment section!


While Chicago has been known as a reputable city in hip-hop for numerous years now, this revered position has not arrived without the constant innovation and hard work of the artists that so faithfully represent the prowess of their home city. It is these artists that we have to credit for this respected reputation, and we here at Lyrical Lemonade try to honor this in every way possible by constantly bringing new Chicago acts into our headlines here on our website. That said, 2018 has been yet another fantastic year for Chicago music, so we went ahead and compiled a list of our “Top 50 Chicago Projects” of the year. This now marks the third year that we have been putting out this list, and we believe that it’s safe to say this year’s list might just be the most solid one from top to bottom that we’ve seen yet. Thank you to our terrific writing staff for all of the hard work they have put in this year, I will be linking their socials below so be sure to contact them about getting featured on the website in the future. Seamus Fay • Mike Del Ro • Sam Morrison • …