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Chicago’s AAHH! Fest Recap in Photos

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Yesterday the first (“but not last”) AAHH Fest! was held in Chicago’s Union Park. The hip-hop festival, pun intended, was certainly a breath of fresh air to showcase Chicago’s role in rap and hip-hop, and much more. Thanks to Chicago’s own, rapper Common, and in partnership with Donda’s House the Common Ground Foundation and the Lupe Fiasco Foundation, concert goers saw performances by Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Jay Electronica, Jennifer Hudson, De La Soul, MC Lyte, many local performers who performed in the event’s early show, and a number of surprises performances from SZA, Lil Mama, Vince Staples, and of course Mr. Kanye West.

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Twista Added to Chicago’s AAHH! Fest

BY TER STAFF

A week after Jennifer Hudson was added to the initial lineup of Common’s AAHH! Fest, another Chicago native has been added, rapper Twista. You may know him from ‘Slow Jamz’ or being one of the fastest rappers to every rap, but this Chicago legend will certainly add to the already great lineup.

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Speculating the ‘Very Special Suprise Guest’ for AAHH! Fest

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Later this month, Chicago’s Union Park is hosting Common’s AAHH! Fest. As announced last week, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle will be hosting this years event, which features a number of Chicago artists and one “very special surprise guest”. Time to speculate who that may be!

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Dave Chappelle to Host Common’s AAHH! Fest in Chicago

BY TER STAFF

This weekend we just capped our coverage at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival at Union Park. Hip-hop fans will be glad to see other great acts returning to Union Park this month as Common brings his AAHH! Fest. As announced last week, legendary comedian Dave Chappelle will be hosting this years event.

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Interview | Talib Kweli

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Talib Kweli continues to be one of the most active voices in hip-hop and black culture since his inception into the genre during the mid-1990s in Brooklyn, New York. If you don’t best know him for his music, including his critically acclaimed albums and singles (such as his hit ‘Get By‘), his work Mos Def (making up half of the legendary rap duo Black Star) or being the artist who first introduced us to Kanye West (inviting the young Chicago producer/rapper to tour with him), you may likely know him for his social activism. Often praised for the messages in his music, rapping about equality, compassion, and issues of great dignity (gravitas if you will), Kweli is not afraid to go to extra lengths to commit himself to the issues he raps about.

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Interview | Talib Kweli

BY DAN GARCIA

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Talib Kweli continues to be one of the most active voices in hip-hop and black culture since his inception into the genre during the mid-1990s in Brooklyn, New York. If you don’t best know him for his music, including his critically acclaimed albums and singles (such as his hit ‘Get By‘), his work Mos Def (making up half of the legendary rap duo Black Star) or being the artist who first introduced us to Kanye West (inviting the young Chicago producer/rapper to tour with him), you may likely know him for his social activism. Often praised for the messages in his music, rapping about equality, compassion, and issues of great dignity (gravitas if you will), Kweli is not afraid to go to extra lengths to commit himself to the issues he raps about.

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Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Surprise Guest at Dave Chappelle Radio City Music Hall Show

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Scott Newton/KLRU

After over a week of performances by Dave Chappelle at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, full with special music guests including Kanye West, The Roots and others, Chappelle closed his performances with a very special appearance by Yassin Bey, formerly known as rapper Mos Def.

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