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Watch the BTS of Polo G’s “My All” Music Video

Way back in June of this year, we shot a Polo G music video on the same week of our Summer Smash Music Festival, and nearly six months later, we released the final product! This was a very hectic and busy week considering that a massive storm hit our festival grounds just a few days before the doors opened, and we were busy on the set of this music video, all while knowing our festival was in jeopardy of happening. Needless to say, all of these things going on made for an absolutely fantastic behind-the-scenes of this Polo G music video, which we just released minutes ago. Captured by Noah Keckler, this BTS shows all of the ins and outs of how this great visual came together and also provides some insight into everything that we were dealing with that week. Check out this BTS below and make sure to subscribe to our Lyrical Lemonade 2 channel.

Senegalese – [femdot]

If you have been a frequent visitor on our website or if you have followed Lyrical Lemonade for some time, then you surely know about femdot by now – whether you have read about him on our site, viewed his videos in the past, or have seen him perform at The Summer Smash Music Festival. Late last night, femdot released a new music video for his record “Senegalese”, and it’s one of the best things you will see/hear all week. fem connected with super producer Monte Booker who pieced together this instrumental – and just as they always do – they created a memorable record. One thing that I want to point out is just how progressive femdot’s sound has become over the years, he used to be known for rhyming over soulful instuemtnals and delivering punchline bars, and it’s impressive how he’s been able to grow from that. Check out this brand new music video below!

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 …