Lemonade (Gucci Mane song)
|Single by Gucci Mane|
|from the album The State vs. Radric Davis|
|Released||December 7, 2009|
|Genre||Southern hip hop|
|Label||1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros., Asylum|
|Gucci Mane singles chronology|
"Lemonade" is the third official single by American rapper, Gucci Mane from his sixth studio album The State vs. Radric Davis. The single was released in December 2009 and was produced by Bangladesh. The song interpolates and samples "Keep It Warm" by comedy group Flo & Eddie, from their 1976 album Moving Targets, and incorporates the voices of children singing the song's chorus.
AllMusic said: "Some of the best beats on The State vs. Radric Davis come by way of Bangladesh, who drops some seriously roll slowing Atlanta heat on “Lemonade”. Now commented: "One song on the album is simply about the color yellow." According to The Washington Post: "Expect to hear the delirious kick of this song beneath rolled-up windows all winter long. Over sparkling piano trills and growling bass, Gucci counts off his earthly possessions, all of which appear to come in a shade of yellow: jewelry, wall-to-wall carpeting, a yacht, even a little yellow Corvette. It's not rote boasting. It's the sound of a beleaguered rap star outlining what happens when life hands him lemons." XXL commented: "The bouncy “Lemonade,” where Gooch gushes over his lemon-colored rims and lemon-flavored weed, is clever, but ultimately it could’ve been left on the cutting-room floor." Billboard.com posted: "The comical song is about diamond-encrusted jewelry." According to Coke Machine Glow: "Lemonade" has made the blog rounds and proven it’s got both ride and bounce for miles, all Gucci leer and “Hard Knock Life” chorus shift."
Fabolous's verse and Nicki Minaj's verse are both samples from Fabolous's song "For The Money". Nicki Minaj's verse is 16 bars in "For The Money", but in the "Lemonade" remix, her last 4 bars are cut from the song, and then it goes back to the chorus. Rappers Bun B, Yelawolf, Curren$y, Big Sean, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Stat Quo, Kyle and Joell Ortiz have also recorded freestyles using the track.
|US Billboard Hot 100||53|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||15|
|US Rap Songs (Billboard)||8|
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