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A Conversation with Kaleah Lee

If you read my end of the year recap, then you’d know that an artist who had a specific impact on my 2022 was none other than Kaleah Lee. The young artist based in the suburbs of Vancouver has been releasing some of the prettiest music I’ve heard in a long time, so it was only right to take some time to chat with her. From growing up in Canada, to song inspiration, we chatted about it all. Continue reading to check out this Conversation with Kaleah Lee. — Sam: So a question I always start with is, how are you doing? Apart from music, how is life treating you in general? Kaleah: Yeah, I’ve been in a good place. It’s been nice. I have a lot of family home and everyone is always doing something, so, I’m having a good time. I’ve been writing and trying to get outside when it’s not pouring rain; But, I’ve been really good overall. — Sam: I love that. Okay, so you were born and raised around Vancouver right? What was it like growing up there? Kaleah: Yeah, so I live technically not in Downtown Vancouver, I live in the suburbs like 20 minutes away. …

Watch the LL 9-Year Anniversary Recap

About six weeks ago we celebrated the nine-year anniversary of Lyrical Lemonade here in beautiful Chicago, Illinois. We dropped a flyer announcing a show at The Riviera Theatre in Uptown, and we purposely decided to not name any of the artists that would be performing, instead, we just added: “with special guests”. We sold out that same day, and it left a lot of anticipation in the air, many fans were wondering who was going to show up + perform. Today, we are delighted to be bringing you the final recap of the event. Take a few minutes to check out the special moment that took place on October 1st, 2022.

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 …