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Barbecues and back yards (Live at the BBQ) produced by Eric G featuring Zumbi (Zion I​)​, Melanie Rutherford, Devin the Dude and DJ Abilities

by One Be Lo

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During the present Pandemic and Quarantine, many of our normal daily drills were brought to a standstill. The workforce backed on it's heels, people became ill, while Protests attracted mass appeal for Breonna Taylor and others who were killed. It’s all surreal, but as the Summer of 2020 builds, many people are finding safer claims to deal and new ways to chill.

'Barbecues and back yards (Live at the BBQ)' is the first single from One Be Lo’s forthcoming 'Baby' album. This reflection is about the Sun's universal appeal and not a distraction from the real, reminiscing a few life thrills that make us more human in the way we feel. Naturally spending time with our loved ones and all the special moments that the Summer Sun reveals to help us heal.

Produced by Eric G (Soul Council), the track features Zumbi (Zion I) Devin the Dude and Melanie Rutherford’s soulful skills, with DJ Abilities on the wheels of steel.

Historically, the 4th of July is one of the Summer’s most grilled, with barbecue sauce meals and drinks spilled. “I chose to release the first single of ‘Baby’ which is my 13th independent project (Binary Star MOTU, Water World Too, Waterworld 3, Lighty-Ears Apart, The Looma, Fetus, Sonogram, Stillborn, Rebirth, Labor, Kick Push, Original Born Ones), symbolic of Independence Day in the U.S. for the original 13 colonies where some owned slaves on stolen property. Meanwhile, I own these masters properly and freestyle with no apology. In other words, this is that Underground Railroad psychology in the Indy 500 disc jockey seat discography.”

The track art for ‘Barbecues and back yards (Live at the BBQ)’ is photography of Lo's late Grandfather holding him as a baby. “Every summer we would flock and flee from Pontiac Michigan, I-75 route to visit our Tennessee family in the south. This picture seems to capture what that memory is about.”

lyrics

CHORUS (One Be Lo/Melanie Rutherford/DJ Abilities)

Warm weather
Make the people feel better
We can all get together
Do whatever
Heey!
(All day long)

When the sunshine
Have a good time
We can take outside
Look alive
Hey!
(In the Summertime)


Another summer time anthem
Live at the barbecue
Posing for the camera


Now every body having fun
When its all said and done
Looking forward to the next one
(In the Summer time)


VERSE 1 (One Be Lo)

Ayo I’m lemonade sippin’
In the shade sittin’ on some green
Come alive Spring
Summertime visions
Cool breeze or maybe the A/C chillin’
Ice cream
Watermelon
Barbecue grillin’
Hopscotch children
Drop tops whippin’ out the car wash
Drippin’ with the boom bass system
Dark clouds rinse and the flowers get bigger
Clear skies wishin’ on the star, Big Dipper
Rhymes I deliver at the mailman’s pace
With mace by the waist so ya dogs cant sic’em
Or bow wow, yippee yo, the dogs chase kitten
Maybe cuz, ladies love like I’m Cool J Smiffin
Wesson Eastside competition
North and Southside opposition
Got the block hot as friction
Catch me in the lab with the ill composition
Runnin’ straight to the park where the DJ spinnin’
(In the Summertime)



CHORUS (One Be Lo/Melanie Rutherford/DJ Abilities)

Warm weather
Make the people feel better
We can all get together
Do whatever
Heey!

When the sunshine
Have a good time
We can take outside
Look alive
Hey!
(In the Summertime)

Another summer time anthem
Live at the barbecue
Posing for the camera


Now every body having fun
When its all said and done
Looking forward to the next one
(In the Summer time)

VERSE 2 (Zumbi)

Finally the sun same came
Son sippin’ St. Ides
Trippin’ off the heat
Countin’ sheep
The day fly
We wanna stay high
Breathe in the light breeze
Shorty lookin’ right
Smellin’ juicy
I might squeeze
Outside festival
Wing look delectable
Barbecue and hot sauce
Now I need some vegetable
Pass me the cold one
Pour something out
Fo’ I put it to my mouth
Givin’ thanks to the old ones
Family, Friends we littered through the streets
Nothin’ on my mind ‘cept, flowin’ over beats
Concrete too constricted
Vamos to the beach
Nature’s a gift
The lessons she can teach
The seasons a reason
Chill and relax
It’s the summer of our lives
We can’t take it back
Make it endless
It gets mo’betta
Mama said good memories live forever


BRIDGE (Melanie Rutherford)

Remember when (Remember when)
We used to eat snow cones
Hustlin’ all day long
Although we know it was wrong (we knew it baby)
Thats what we did all day long
(All day long)
In the summer time


VERSE 3 (Devin the Dude)

Get together and chill
It’s a must
We gotta do it
Try to cool out
Even though its hot and humid out here
Got beer, got drinks for the ladies
Nice breeze coming through
The spot’s kinda shady
Let the kids play
Let the women talk
Me and the fellas yep, we finna walk
So follow your nose all of those who smoke
We ‘bout to go and come back with our eyes kinda low
Gotta be cautious
Police on horses
Hit it and pause it
Don’t try to force it
They move closer and closer but we good
They smell nothin’ but the mesquite wood
As the stakes turn
(That smell good right there)
The grates burn
Smoke some of yours, you smoke some of mine
Treat everyday like it was Summertime

BRIDGE (Melanie Rutherford)

In the Summertime
In the Summer time
In the Summer time
In the Summer time
(In the Summertime)

OUTRO (Devin the Dude)

In the Summertime
When the sun come out
When the barbecue grills and the blunts come out
And them cadillac grills make the ladies come out
They wanna see what the commotion is all about
(In the Summertime)

In the Summertime
When the sun come out
When the barbecue grills and the blunts come out
And them cadillac grills make the ladies come out
They wanna see what the commotion is all about
(In the Summertime)

TALKING (One Be Lo)

Yeah
We all lookin forward to it
Summer vacation
Family and friends comin’ from out of town
(You know what im sayin’)
To spend time with us
Kids running around the park
Barbecues
Everybody taking pictures
(Haha)
We gon’ remember this one right here

In the Summertime

credits

released July 4, 2020
BEAT PRODUCTION: Eric G
SONG LYRICS: One Be Lo, Zumbi (Zion I), and Devin the Dude
HOOK/BRIDGE: Melanie Rutherford
SCRATCHES: DJ Abilities
RECORDING ENGINEER: Aaron Angus
MASTERING: D Sane

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One Be Lo is a HipHop writer/emcee/producer from Pontiac Michigan, currently living in Cairo, Egypt.

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