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By Ree Hines

Why wait for Friday to kick off the fun? We had a midweek treat on the plaza as LunchMoney Lewis took the stage for our latest summer concert series performance.

He also staged a TODAY Instagram takeover, so be sure to checkout the behind-the-scenes moments as he shared.

The rising hip-hop star belted out his hit "Bills," and we know one fan — our Al Roker — who'd really been looking forward to it.

As for other fans, here's hoping the ones who lined up early to see Lewis brought some "dope signs" with them! Before the show, the singer promised to make it worth the effort.

During a chat with the TODAY gang, Lewis explained the story behind his unique name.

LunchMoney Lewis: Music ‘runs in the family’
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"A good friend of mine — I remember I was really young — he was like, 'If I was a chubby kid like you, I'd call myself LunchMoney,'" he said. "And Lewis is my real last name, so I just put it all together."

Lunchmoney Lewis performs on the TODAY plaza
Lunchmoney Lewis performs on the TODAY plazaJordan Friedman / TODAY
Lunchmoney Lewis performs on the TODAY plaza
Lunchmoney Lewis performs on the TODAY plazaJordan Friedman / TODAY

He then gave the crowd on the plaza something else to cheer about with his performance of his new single, "Whip it!"

What a show!

If the latest installment of the Toyota Concert Series on TODAY left you looking forward to more live music, join us again Friday, Aug. 14, to see Janelle Monae and Wondaland take over the plaza.

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