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WYO – [DCG Brothers] ft. [PGF Nuk]

Although drill music may have just started to pop off around a decade ago here in Chicago, it’s absolutely insane to think about how much it has impacted the entire music industry as a whole. Drill artists may have once been regarded by outsiders as aggressive, hostile music, but if you really listen to the words, it’s a story about the lives of these emcees. While there are clearly threats, violence, and antagonism throughout any drill song you tap in with that I may not condone myself, it is a part of the art and I feel like that needs to be respected in its own right. It also feels like this subgenre is one of the fastest moving and quickly transforming styles because usually you can track the evolution of a style and see how it has progressively changed, but that’s tough to do with drill considering how recently it was conceived and how much it has changed in only a handful of years. Classic drill and songs that came from the early 2010s will never go away luckily, but the new wave of the subgenre is here, and it is spearheaded by emcees like the DCG Brothers. These …

Watch L3MON’s Latest Interview

During the week of Summer Smash 2022, L3MON (Web 3 leg of Lyrical Lemonade) hosted Carton NFT holders in Chicago for a holder-only event & the music festival. Our friends over at NFTNow came to town at the same time to document what the L3MON team has been building and got the chance to chat with holders and team members. The video consists of interviews with LL founder Cole Bennett, Toni Sudimac, and L3MON team members Jarrito & Wags all speaking on the potential Lyrical Lemonade has in Web 3. The coverage of the holder event included brief talks with Carton NFT holders on what their experiences have been thus far and what they’re most excited about in the future with L3MON.  To learn more about L3MON and Lyrical Lemonade’s approach in this new vertical, be sure to check out the interview below!

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Recap

A few weekends ago on June 17-19th, we had yet another Summer Smash for the ages. Not only did we bring out industry-leading artists from all over the world, but tens of thousands of fans gathered in Douglas Park yet again for a beautiful weekend in the greatest city on Earth! Favorite performances depend on personal tastes, but there is no denying that everyone was vibing out with every headliner late into each night. Not only were the performances unforgettable, but fans were able to partake in activities and experiences like immersive art exhibits, a culinary village, premium bars, access to the best merch in the world, and cans of both regular and watermelon-flavored Lyrical Lemonade to quench their thirst during the heat of those three days. As usual, our team worked hard to put on the best fest in the Midwest, but they also pieced together some of the most captivating moments of the entire weekend into the official 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash recap video. If you were there any or all of the days, this is a walk down memory lane, and if you weren’t able to make it this year, it’s a compilation of clips that …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Full Weekend Recap

Preface Yes, this article is super long and tedious, my bad…. Forewarning, if you’ve already read my other recaps for each individual day, skip to the end for a few words of admiration to the LL family, from me! Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Sunday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Saturday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Through My Eyes: Friday Recap

Preface Every year, the Summer Smash seems to get bigger, better, and more insane than ever before, and 2022 is definitely no exception. Unfortunately, I missed the first year or two because of one reason or another, so 2021 was actually my first time experiencing this event live and in person. At the same time, though, I had been to various other concerts hosted by LL dating all the way back to Lil Uzi Vert’s first-ever Chicago performance way back in April of 2016, so I know how we throw down at live events, and I also know just how loyal, supportive, and turnt up our fans get every chance they get. 2022 had some curveballs thrown at the team including a detrimental storm that almost paused the entire festival, but thanks to the consistently hard-working and ride-or-die group of individuals who put this fest together, the show went on without a hitch! I just want to clarify that this article is solely based on my own experience and not from the point of view of anybody else. I know this isn’t the typical article I may normally write, but I figured it would be a good stroll down memory …

Getting to Know Caribbean Sensation HoodCelebrityy

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 …

YOTD – [CP]

Both a favorite of Chicago and us here at Lyrical Lemonade, CP blessed HIS listeners in his newest project titled YOTD (Year of the Dog). I was introduced to CP and his music within the last year, and was immediately intrigued by his style and consistency, which is further emphasized in YOTD. The album is an eight-piece project with constant heavy-hitters, with aggressive lyrics and flows that definitely point toward 2022 being CP’s year. There’s no questioning what you’re getting with each track; bass-heavy instrumentals, hardbodied lyricism and flows, and some ridiculously catchy hooks — my favorite ones coming in”WHY” featuring DCG Shun and BSav, “TRAPSTAR” featuring Warhol.SS and “DECENT” — that make it hard for anybody to skip a song. The themes of the project can be implied through the title, but are reinforced through the lyrics from each track. CP wants both new and returning listeners alike to feel how he’s coming in 2022, emphasizing his earned respect, solidifying his status as a force not to play with, and prioritizing the paper chase. I’m excited for his continued rise, as he impresses once again with this EP.  I’m equally as juiced to see him making another appearance at Summer …

The 2022 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash

June 17th-19th in Chicago at Douglass Park Tickets available at: www.thesummersmash.com   Performers in alphabetical order: 2 Chainz 347Aidan AG Club Autumn! Corbin BabySantana Babytron BabyxSosa BIA Bktharula Chase B (DJ set) CP D Savage DCG Brothers Destroy Lonely DJ Scheme (DJ set) Dreamer Isioma Dreezy Elijah Wallace Famous Dex Fedd The God Femdot First Class Bee Flo Milli G Herbo GloUpJake (DJ set) Homicide Gang IAYZE KaiDontTrap Kali Kankan Katie Got Bandz Kelo of Dopeness Ken Car$on Key Glock Lancey Foux Lil Skies Lil Tecca Lil Tracy Lucki Nardo Wick Noza Jordan Ohgeesy Playboi Carti *** Pollari Polo G Post Malone *** Pouya & Fat Nick Rico Nasty Roy French Sheck Wes Sid Shane Ski Mask The Slump God Slump6s $not Sojabrat Sonny Supa BWE Tink Trippie Redd Tyla Yaweh Warhol.SS Wiz Khalifa Yeat Young Thug & Gunna (Joint set) *** Yung Bans ZacFTP & Friends (DJ set) Zach Bia (DJ set) ZZZ & TBA Special Guest Performances