A$AP Ferg has surprised fans with the release of his newest track, ‘Aw Yea’. Teaming up with the always entertaining, Lil Yachty, who has been a favorite featured artist for many rappers this past year, the A$AP Mob’s track is one of the better collaborations of the summer.
“Diamonds shining in my cartier, Aw Yea! Ferg and Yachty in the lair, Aw Yea!”
Chicago and React Presents don’t subscribe to the notion that music festivals need to end in the summer, and that’s why the Windy City’s Halloween themed music festival, Freaky Deaky, is returning for another year. Last year Freaky Deaky got to see live performances from Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Pretty Lights, 2 Chainz, Logic, Vic Mensa, Flying Lotus and more, and this upcoming Halloween weekend (October 28-30) fans get to enjoy an even bigger and better lineup.
Coming to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL this year for Freaky Deaky will be your favorite names in electronic music like Disclosure, DJ Snake, Tiesto, Snails and more. Rap fans will get their fair share at Freaky Deaky as well, including performances from Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Lil Dicky, ‘Panda’ rapper Desiigner, Metro Boomin and Schoolboy Q, just to name a few.
Check out the promo video and full lineup below, and don’t wait until October, get your wristbands now at FreakyDeakyHalloween.com.
Last weekend we caught G-Eazy’s sold out Chicago stop on his When It’s Dark Out Tour. With 4,500 G-Eazy fans packed in the historic Aragon Ballroom, the night was set to be a memorable one, and sure enough, G gave a hell of a performance that his Windy City fans will certainly not forget. That night we posted some of our favorite photos from the show, and today we have our video recap of the energetic performance, shot by our photographer Dan Garcia.
Check out our video recap from G-Eazy’s Chicago stop on his When It’s Dark Out Tour below.
Tonight rapper G-Eazy brought his When It’s Dark Out Tour to the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. With a wild and crazy sell out crowd on hand, G-Eazy brought A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy and more to the Windy City. While his 2014 and 2015 From The Bay To The Universe Tour was one of our favorites last year, G stepped up all aspects of his tour this time around. From its production value to the upgrades in venues, the When It’s Dark Out Tour is G-Eazy’s best yet, by far.
Opening the night was rapper Nef The Pharaoh, with singer Marc E. Bassy (formerly of 2AM Club) soon to follow. Nef and Marc both held their own, and while most fans were familiar with the two from their affiliation with G-Eazy, don’t be surprised if soon enough both artists are headlining tours of their own. Just last year, fans were introduced to the talents of Kehlani on G-Eazy’s last tour, and today Kehlani is a Grammy nominated artist and one of the top emerging singers in the R&B and rap worlds.
Next up was A$AP Ferg, the second biggest member of the A$AP Mob. While A$AP Rocky is still the face of the A$AP Mob, Ferg is no longer in the shadows of Rocky. In his set tonight alone, Chicago fans were reminded of the many Ferg hits that we have all bumped in the past couple years. And despite the great energy that A$AP Ferg brought to his set, the highlight of his performance came when he slowed things down to pay tribute to the late A$AP Yams.
Despite the talents of all of those before him, there was just one artist on the bill that gave reason to the huge sell out crowd, and that of course was none other than the Bay Area’s G-Eazy. As the screams began to amplify, G-Eazy emerged with his track ‘Random’ from his latest LP, the similarly titled, When It’s Dark Out. Kicking the night off with a number of records from his new album, things did not stop there. G-Eazy performed a 90-minute set, full of the new and the old, singles and B-sides, all-in-all something for everyone.
Show-by-show, tour-by-tour, G-Eazy’s fan base and following seems to grow exponentially. A rapper with a James Dean appeal, who spits personal lyrics that reach a variety of listeners. Like rappers do, G-Eazy will rap about fucking your bitch (a warning shot to any guy who brings his girlfriend to a G-Eazy concert), but with the next song G will break things down and give you a raw and emotional look into his darkest moments.
From the moment G got on stage until he said goodbye to the Chicago crowd after his memorable encore, the night’s energy never dropped off. And unless you’re at the after party with G-Eazy right now, it’s time to recover… after what was an amazing and wild performance.
Check out our photos from G-Eazy Chicago stop on his When It’s Dark Out Tour below.
Watch Meek Mill’s new video for his Big Sean and A$AP Ferg collaboration titled ‘B-Boy’. This song and video were both recorded last year, but today we finally have the track and video (which was randomly uploaded and virtually unseen on Vimeo). Also be sure to watch out for Big Sean’s upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, available next month! Stream the unreleased track and video below.
Check out the collaborative project by Wale and A-Trak, titled Festivus (staying consistent with Wale’s Seinfeld theme). The project features 11 tracks and recruits the likes of Chance The Rapper, Ab-Soul, A$AP Ferg, Pusha T and more. Festivus will certainly get fans excited for Wale’s upcoming, The Album About Nothing (coming March 31).
Ferg’s long awaited debut solo mixtape is finally here. The Gangsta Grillz project contains 19 tracks and is hosted by DJ Drama. Big Sean, SZA, YG, Twista, M.I.A., Crystal Caines, and more are featured on the tape and production comes Big K.R.I.T., Clams Casino, and more!
A$AP Ferg, one of the top members of the A$AP Mob, has announced his new mixtape, Ferg Forever. The project’s first track ‘This Side’ (produced by The Fam) features rapper YG is available now for streaming. Ferg Forever will be his follow-up project to his album Trap Lord, named one of 2013’s best albums by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Complex and more. Stream ‘This Side’ and check Ferg’s upcoming tour dates below.