While the mere mention of “lemonade” is now eternally synonymous with Beyoncé, it was Gucci Mane that was the first to have us singing about the water, lemon, and sugar combination.

In 2009, Guwop dropped the Bangladesh produced “Lemonade” as the third single off his album The State vs Radric Davis. While the chorus sent many a fan to Rap Genius for clarity, there was no denying the single’s infectious appeal.  The voices of young children sang in unison,

Lemons on the chain with the V-cuts
Lemons on the chain with the V-cuts
Lemonade and shade with my feet up
Lemonade and shade with my feet up
Lemon pepper wings and a freeze cup
Lemon pepper wings and a freeze cup
Lemons in their face, watch ’em freeze up
Lemons in their face, watch ’em freeze up

Gucci’s ice cold melody went on to reach double platinum status.  There was even an official remix that featured Trey Songz, Fabolous, and Nicki Minaj.  The track gained so much popularity that other notable artists decided to take a sip of the sour concoction.  Names like Bun B, Yelawolf, Curren$y, Big Sean, Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Stat Quo, and Joell Ortiz were all seeing yellow.

After five weeks on the Billboard charts, “Lemonade” would eventually peak at #53.  The only other Gucci Mane records to chart higher were “Spotlight” featuring Usher and his biggest hit to date, the Plies-assisted “Wasted”.

Newly freed, Guwop is hoping that his fans are still just as thirsty for his new material.  Only time will tell.