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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 …

The 2021 Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash Recap

It’s been just over a month since we wrapped up our Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash music festival, and a couple of days ago, we released the official recap for the fest. There was plenty of memorable moments from the fest, if you weren’t lucky enough to attend, catch up with the action by pressing play below!

The Top 10 Moments From Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash Festival

Creative Direction: @shotbycones We are a couple of weeks removed from our annual Summer Smash festival, and we are all still having major withdrawals from such a great weekend. After the past year that we had of quarantining, social distancing, and avoiding large events, it felt amazing to be able to come outside and enjoy our festival once again. With over 75 artists on our lineup ranging from the up-and-coming rappers to superstars and legends, it was truly a weekend to remember, and a special moment for not only Lyrical Lemonade but Chicago as a whole. I had the opportunity to work as a lead for the Summer Smash Media Team—a squad full of some of the best photographers and videographers in the game put together by our guy Cones. All weekend long, they captured tons of videos, photos, and clips of the entire run of show. While our full recap of the entire Summer Smash weekend is dropping very soon, I felt it would be a great idea to give my perspective on some of the best moments that happened during Summer Smash. At last, here are some of the best moments of Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash 2021!   …

Retail (Remix) – [Cam Wallace] feat. [Wiz Khalifa]

Houston-native Cam Wallace has been an artist that I have been championing a lot lately on this platform. Three’s just something about his approach to his artistry and the way he crafts his music that just reels me into his releases every single time he drops. Back in May, we covered his Wiz Khalifa-assisted track “Retail (Remix)” and it has been going crazy ever since its release. Spotify stats shows that the song has now earned over 1.2 million streams on that platform alone. To briefly recap the track, Cam and Wiz Khalifa (whose name is also Cam) trade verses over a chill instrumental as they both talk that talk. Today, he is back on our platform to drop off the new visual for his collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, “Retail (Remix)”. “Wiz always brings the ultimate vibes to any record he’s on. When I heard his approach to his verse, I was like ‘oh this is perfect’. He literally added another layer of cool to the record.” – Cam Wallace For the visuals, Cam Wallace sits sideline at a fashion show as he watched many beautiful ladies cross his path, admiring them all. As Wiz gets his verse off, he walks …

Drugs N Hella Melodies – [Don Toliver] feat. [Kali Uchis]

The Houston-hit maker known as Don Toliver is absolutely killing his album rollout and having the time of his life doing so. Since announcing the title of his upcoming album, Currently titled Life of a Don, it’s been all gas and no breaks when it comes to just how strategic he is with rolling this out. Recently celebrating his birthday, and spending more time with his lady and amazing songstress Kali Uchis, there is no way that Don can miss right now, and we are gearing up to witness one of the best albums to drop this year. Today, Don has released single number two from his album, titled “Drugs N Hella Melodies” featuring Kali Uchis.  Leaving fans at the edge of their seats from Don’s last video “What You Need”, it ended with a “To be continued…”. What we are witnessing here today, is the continuation of the story told in the last visuals. For a quick recap, Don Toliver is maneuvering around the town in Colombia, following a mysterious red aura. That aura led him into a forest in which he discovered Kali Uchis and he became captured by her essence. On “Drugs N Hella Melodies”, he then …

3AM (Remix) – [E BLEU] feat. [Derez De’Shon]

““I’m big on things happening organically. It started with Derez genuinely liking the song and showing me love just off that. I stopped in ATL for a promo tour a few weeks back and the rest is history. We left the studio at like 8am. Bro is one of the most solid people in this music thing.” -E Bleu Houston-native E Bleu has been making some solid moves within the industry as of late. Recently hitting over 30 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, and his smash single “3AM” getting almost 200k streams on the same platform, it’s safe to say that his time is near. Making another appearance on our site, E Bleu is back with a remix to his smash “3AM”, this time featuring a guest verse from Atlanta-native Derez De’Shon. If you happened to miss the original release, E Bleu speaks on the creation of it and said, “I’ve always been a night owl. The energy at night is just different to me. I remember being in an Uber on the way home just mentally recapping the night and feeling like it’s somehow a pattern I fall into every night”. Continuing that same sentiment and vibe here, it’s …