Photos: Cardi B, Young Thug & More Shine as “The Freshmen” Takeover Chicago


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Some of the biggest emerging names in rap & hip-hop took over the Windy City last night, as Adam Torres Concerts’ The Freshmen concert with Cardi B, Young Thug, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PNB Rock and Young M.A invaded the UIC Pavilion.

From PNB Rock joining A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (who is celebrating the release of his debut album) on stage, to Cardi B performing her hit single and the biggest song in the world right now, ‘Bodak Yellow’, and of course Thugger’s entertaining headlining set, the entire night was full of highlights from start to finish. If you were a rap fan in the Midwest, there was no better place to be than the University of Chicago-Illinois campus last night, as no fan left disappointed.

What was maybe most impressive about tonight’s lineup is the sheer star power of young talent across the entire cast of artists. Cardi B has become an overnight mega star, and is on her way to becoming the next big thing in rap. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is more than on the verge, and don’t be surprised if he continues to blow with his new debut LP. Young Thug is one of the most exciting rappers out of the ATL, with no signs of slowing down. And Young M.A and PNB Rock are two artists that keep the ladies in the crowd wanting more, both with promising careers ahead.

Be sure to take a look at tonight’s lineup a year from today, just to see how tonight’s artists continue to grow.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.

Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Cardi B

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Young Thug

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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PNB Rock

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Young M.A

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