Today marked the first day of Lollapalooza’s evil step-brother, Riot Fest. Today Chicago’s biggest rock fans saw performances across a number of different genres, with some great sets from Heems (formerly of Das Racist), Alex Wiley, Ice Cube, No Doubt, Post Malone, Atreyu and many more. We made sure to catch some of our favorite rap artists and before we left for the night, we even caught a bit of Ice Cube and No Doubt’s huge headlining performances.
Check out our photos below, of what Day 1 of Riot Fest (Chicago) had to offer in 2015, and make sure not to miss tomorrow’s artists.
This year, March was jam packed with great releases, including a few surprise albums, from a variety of artists. March saw the release of King Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated sophomore album, To Pimp a Butterfly. We also were blessed with a brand new surprise album from Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, with I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. The month of March also saw a number of great indie releases, all helping 2015 continue its musical domination over 2014. Hit the jump and check out some of the best releases the month of March had to offer.
Eat Pray Thug, the anticipated debut solo album from Heems (formerly of Das Racist) is available now for streaming. Check out the entire LP at NPR First Listen, and get yourself a copy next Tuesday, March 10th on Megaforce Records.
In 2011, rappers Das Racist came out of nowhere and instantly made a name for themselves in the New York rap scene. Although the group has since parted ways, their music lives on and now Das Racist founder Heems is pursuing a solo career. To kick off his solo work, Heems will be releasing his debut LP titled Eat, Pray, Thug, which is set for a March 10th release.