Yesterday marked the last day of Chicago’s Freaky Deaky 2016. With everyone in their best Halloween costumes, fans were prepared for to close out the Halloween festival on a high mark. Now in its second year at its new location at Toyota Park, fall’s elite Chicago music festival delivered again this year! Freaky Deaky fans last night saw sets from Desiigner, Tiesto, Schoolboy Q, D.R.A.M. and many more, and we were there to capture the best moments.
Check out the photos of what the final day of Freaky Deaky had to offer in 2016, from our contributing photographer Jesus Montero.
Perhaps known best for his hit track ‘Cha Cha’, which famously influenced Drake’s mega-single ‘Hotline Bling’, rapper Big Baby D.R.A.M. (or simply “D.R.A.M.”) has released his newest music video, for his recent single ‘Broccoli’. Also featured on the track, rapper Lil Yachty joins D.R.A.M. for the track’s Nathan R. Smith and Hidji Films directed visuals.
Speaking on the record, D.R.A.M. explains that the feeling of ‘Broccoli’ is “almost identical (to ‘Cha Cha’), being that the record came out of thin air, and the timing was what it was supposed to be, and it taps into the culture just like ‘Cha Cha’.” As “Cha Cha 2.0”, as D.R.A.M. calls it, continues to climb up the charts, expect it to only gain more momentum with the release of the fun music video.
Watch the official music video for ‘Broccoli’ below.
Singer/rapper D.R.A.M., most famously known for his record ‘Cha Cha’, is currently on a huge tour with Chicago’s Chance The Rapper. But don’t think a big tour is going to stop him from putting out new music, as today he released his new record, titled ‘Caretaker (Extended)’. Featuring TDE singer, SZA, this collaboration is a extended version from Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment’s album Surf and it is awesome! You’ll be able to find this one on D.R.A.M.’s forthcoming EP GAHDAMN!, which drops in just a few days on October 23rd.
Stream ‘Caretaker (Extended)’ below and peep our photos of D.R.A.M. and Chance’s Milwaukee stop on their Family Matters tour.
Milwaukee was in for a treat Friday night, as Chicago’s Chance The Rapper was just 90 miles north of home for the sixth date of his Family Matters Tour. With supporting sets from Save Money‘s Towkio, ‘Cha Cha’ singer/rapper D.R.A.M. and mega producer Metro Boomin, the ATL genius most recently known for his work on Drake and Future’s collaborative project, What A Time To Be Alive, Chance’s Milwaukee fans definitely left with their money’s worth after the sold out show.
While The Rave, the venue for tonight’s performance, was host to several different venues and concerts within the building Friday evening, Chance’s fans were the ones to show up in numbers. Competing with headlining concerts from Owl City and Seven Lions, Wisconsin Avenue was met with waves of Acid Rap tees and Social Experiment gear. And those smart enough to get there early definitely were rewarded, as Towkio performed an energetic 25-minute set, showcasing some of his best tracks from his 2015 LP .wav Theory. Towkio’s set was followed by Virginia artist, D.R.A.M., and while he may not be on your radar yet (although he should be), you have certainly heard Drake’s remix of his record ‘Cha Cha’, with the 6 God’s chart topping ‘Hotline Bling’.
Then to warm up the crowd for the main event, Metro Boomin gave a wild 40-minute DJ set, full of some of his biggest tracks. After his set, Milwaukee wanted more and more they received. Giving no less to his sister city of Milwaukee than he gave recently at his acclaimed performances at Austin City Limits and Pitchfork, Chance blew the sold out crowd away. With energetic performances of his biggest records, including a number of tracks from Acid Rap, as well as a variety of other records, fans could have cared less that the world is still patiently awaiting Chance’s next solo project. For Chance’s 90 minutes on stage, the energy and vibes during his performance could not have been rivaled by any other stage at The Rave, nor any other venue. This marks the 7th time I have seen Chance perform live, six of those with setlist’s dominated by Acid Rap, but I’d see him again tomorrow if I could.
Check out our photos below and be sure to visit ChanceRaps.com to see if Chance is coming to a city near your before the tour concludes in Los Angeles on November 25th.
The wait is finally over as Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment have released the highly anticipated album, Surf, for free on iTunes. The Donnie Trumpet led project comes in at 16-tracks and has an all-star cast (no exaggeration). As expected, Chance The Rapper is featured on most of the album’s tracks, however Surf also has appearances from Big Sean, J. Cole, Raury, B.O.B., BJ The Chicago Kid, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monae, Noname Gypsy, Jeremih, Quavo (Migos), Kyle, King Louie, Saba, Erykah Badu, Jesse Boykins III, Saba, D.R.A.M. and Joey Purp. Wow!