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The Three Best Moments From Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash 2022

With lines of attendees wrapped around the corners of Douglass Park, this year’s Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash festival was greatly anticipated. Launched in 2018 by Lyrical Lemonade founder and acclaimed music video director Cole Bennett and established concert promoter SPKRBX, the Chicago, IL-based event was once again home to an assortment of rap’s biggest and upcoming talents last weekend (June 17-19th).

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The crowd’s energy didn’t come down from the first moment attendees entered the park and then sprinted toward any of the three performance stages. All-day long, despite the weather ranging from being hot to slightly cold and windy, the mostly Generation Z crowd rapped and danced to every song in rotation– whether it was with up-and-comer Elijah Wallace or multi-platinum superstar Post Malone.

Lyrical Lemonade’s Summer Smash has carved out a space for itself in the evolving festival space due to its natural existence at the intersection of what’s present and the future of rap; an evident influence from its founder (Bennett) whose creative vision and execution of music videos either birthed or refreshed the careers of several artists.

Here are our three best moments after attending Summer Smash.

Post Malone’s performance further reminds us of his superstardom
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Even though the numbers and bodies of work have long legitimized Malone’s resume as a superstar, his Summer Smash performance was a huge reminder of why.

As Posty closed out Saturday’s portion of the festival, tens of thousands of attendees sprinted to the main stage and let out a massive ovation as the multi-faceted artist stepped on stage and performed a mix of his biggest records and cuts from his new album, Twelve Carat Toothache.

G Herbo received a lot of hometown love
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For any festival in a major city, it has become a mistake not to have one of its biggest acts performed if possible. But that wasn’t a concern as Summer Smash welcomed one of Chicago’s most popular acts, G Herbo, and he delivered an exciting performance.

My favorite moment was watching Herbo perform his classic “Who Run It” freestyle and having the crowd rock side to side as he did in the original video

Offset and Takeoff perform a surprising set
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Even amidst breakup rumors surrounding the Migos, that didn’t stop Quavo and Takeoff from representing their group and surprising fans on Sunday. Wearing their three-headed chains with a picture of each Migo, the crowd enjoyed watching a pair of Migos on stage and couldn’t stop recording their performance.

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Bops That Just Dropped: New Music Roundup

Every week a bunch of new projects, songs and snippets hit the airwaves and streaming platforms and it can be a tall task sorting through all of the noise. Luckily, ONE37pm is here to help keep you in tune with what new music should be on your radar.

“Distraction” – Polo G
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Polo G has his eye on the prize with his latest single, “Distraction.” Fed up with being overlooked, the Chicago rapper is going at the necks of naysayers and nonbelievers. “I go so hard, they still discredit my talent,” he raps on the Southside-produced track. “Distraction” is the first single released from Polo and Southside’s forthcoming collaborative album, NorthSide. Within days of its release, the video -which was teased with a Kai Cenat-assisted trailer- received over 3 million views on Youtube. So far, it has peaked as the No. 2 trending music video on the platform. With “Distraction,” Polo G once again makes it clear that he is one of the best rappers in the game.

‘Lost Souls’ – Vory
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Long before dropping his debut album, Lost Souls, Vory proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Since landing on the scene in 2015, the 24-year-old artist has been garnering lots of attention. He’s co-written songs like Bryson Tiller’s breakthrough hit, “Don’t” and “Friends” from Jay-Z and Beyonce’s collaborative album, Everything Is Love. He was also featured on several tracks from Kanye West’s award-winning album, Donda. Vory’s distinctive blend of hip-hop and r&b is present throughout his 17-track debut. Ye, Fresco Trey, Nav and Yung Bleu appear on the album which also features contributions from hit-making producers such as Mike Dean, OG Parker, 88-Keys and others.

“Demon” – B-Lovee featuring Coi Leray
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As always, B-Lovee is on that demon time. The emerging Bronx drill rapper connects with Coi Leray for his latest single, “Demon.” The “IYKYK” rapper delivers his signature flow and big New York energy over the hypnotic Fast Life Beats-produced beat, while the Trendsetter rapper holds it down for the female savages with her melodic hook. B-Lovee’s “Demon” drops days after he and Leray hit the road for her headlining Trendsetter Tour.

This week’s collection of new music releases also includes projects from Post Malone, 070 Shake, Big Moochie Grape and others, as well as new tracks from Kash Doll, Swae Lee, Rowdy Rebel, Slatt Zy and more. Tap in with our weekly roundup below and don’t forget to come back next Friday and every Friday after that for a round up of what’s new in music.

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Bops That Just Dropped: New Music Roundup

Every week a bunch of new projects, songs and snippets hit the airwaves and streaming platforms and it can be a tall task sorting through all of the noise. Luckily, ONE37pm is here to help keep you in tune with what new music should be on your radar. 

‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ — Kendrick Lamar
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For decades, Friday the 13th has been synonymous with horror films and bad luck. Now it will also be known as the date Kendrick Lamar made his return. It’s been five long years since Pulitzer Prize–winning artist dropped an album (DAMN.) and the wait is finally over. This week K. Dot’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers arrived with 18 songs, including “The Heart Part 5.” Lamar collaborated with the likes of Kodak Black, Ghostface Killah, Summer Walker, Sampha, Thundercat, Baby Keem, as well as production partners such as Sounwave, Pharrell Williams, the Alchemist, Beach Noise, and Boi-1da for his final album on Top Dawg Entertainment.

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“Cooped Up” — Post Malone featuring Roddy Ricch
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One of 2022’s most anticipated albums has an official release date. Post Malone’s forthcoming fourth album Twelve Carat Toothache is scheduled to hit retailers on June 3rd. To further build hype for the follow-up to 2018’s super successful Hollywood’s Bleeding the “Rockstar” rapper dropped his latest single, “Cooped Up.” The song featuring Roddy Ricch was performed for the first time on Saturday Night Live.

‘A Trip to Paris’ — Paris Bryant
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At 18 years old, Paris Bryant is already looking to carve out his own lane. For the Cinematic Music artist’s first official project, A Trip to Paris he aims to give listeners a glimpse of who he is. “With this project you guys get to experience the Paris from when I first got signed,” he said during his ONE37pm-hosted listening event. The 15-song mixtape, A Trip to Paris features the tracks “Bad Thoughts,” “Dangerous,” “Demon Time” and “Ballin,” which may sound extra familiar. The track was featured in an ESPN campaign and landed on top hip-hop playlists from Spotify, Tidal and Audiomack.

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Also arriving this week are dope collabs from Dreezy & Coi Leray and King Combs & Dreamdoll, as solo joints from Blac Youngsta and Burna Boy. While both Muni Long and DaniLeigh smooth things out with new R&B vibes. Tap in with our weekly playlist below and don’t forget to come back next Friday and every Friday after that for a round up of what’s new in music.

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