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Photos: WGCI Big Jam Brings Cardi B, Kodak Black, Lil Baby, Tory Lanez & More to Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago’s WGCI brought some of the biggest names in rap to the historic United Center on Saturday night for their annual Big Jam.

With amazing headlining performances from Cardi B and Lil Baby, as well as sets from Tory Lanez, Kodak Black, Young Dolph and more, fans certainly got their money’s worth for perhaps the best Big Jam to date.

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

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Saves the Day in Chicago After Jeremih Only Performs 3 Songs for Hometown Crowd

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

Last night, PARTYNEXTDOOR took on a ton of damage control and saved the day during the Chicago stop of the Summer’s Over Tour at the Aragon Ballroom. Although the concert began as planned, with R&B newcomers THEY., putting on a great opening performance, anxiety began to rush through the crowd as Jeremih still hadn’t hit the stage for his co-headlining and homecoming performance. Originally scheduled to perform at 7:50 PM, Jeremih didn’t greet his fans until about two hours later, and only for a 3-song performance before the sound crew cut off his music. It was PARTYNEXTDOOR however, who gave the Chicago fans everything they wanted and more.

The performances for the night were on a tight schedule from the very beginning. With a weekday all ages show, it was crucial for everything to go as planned. But as time began to pass, as the crowd anticipated Jeremih’s set, fans began to worry. Rumors began to circulate that Jeremih was late for his set, a rumor that was later confirmed to fans by the venue, which caused many fans who came for Jeremih to leave the show even before PND hit the stage. Then, minutes before PND’s scheduled set time of 9:00 PM, the production crew tore Jeremih’s setlist from centerstage, crumpled it into a ball and tossed it away like yesterday’s news. Production quickly began setting up for PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Fortunately for PARTYNEXTDOOR’s fans, PND would soon hit the stage, and he definitely delivered. While the DJ killed time, even playing some songs twice duo to the extended wait time, fans chanted “PARTY-NEXT-DOOR” throughout the historic venue. Although Chicago’s is Jeremih’s hometown, you would not have guessed it last night, as the majority of the crowd seemed to be there for PND and were not shy about vocalizing their displeasure for Jeremih’s tardiness. And whether you were there for PND or Jeremih, you had to have been impressed by PARTYNEXTDOOR’s performance. His vocals were near perfect, his light show throughout his set was more than entertaining, and his set alone was worth the price of admission. PND certainly made up for Jeremih’s absence.

But fortunately for the Jeremih fans who decided to stick around, the ‘Birthday Sex’ singer finally hit the stage, but it didn’t go over too well. Jeremih only performed three tracks before his sound was cut off by the sound crew. As this happened, Jeremih announced “they some haters, f*ck ya’ll” and stormed off stage. In his defense, we don’t know every detail of what happened, but it should come as no surprised that Jeremih would be late for his performance. Last night marked the third time this year that Jeremih was late for his own performance in his hometown, also being late for his sets at AAHH! Fest and Pitchfork, both festivals on strict time schedules. So with last night’s show needing to be on schedule to avoid fines and penalties, the powers in charge likely had no choice but to skip Jeremih’s set and proceed to PARTYNEXTDOOR. And when Jeremih finally appeared in the middle of PND’s set, three songs was all that the sound crew would give him.

If you came as Jeremih’s biggest fan, you didn’t have the best night of your life last night and Jeremih, the Aragon Ballroom, or someone owes you a better explanation. But if you came for PND or in general to hear some great music, than you’re in great debt to PARTYNEXTDOOR for saving what could have been a completely disastrous night.

See our photo’s from last night’s performance below, and check out the remaining dates on the Summer’s Over Tour here.

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Photos: Common’s AAHH! Fest Brings J. Cole, Ice Cube, The Roots, Vic Mensa, Jeremih & More to Chicago’s Union Park

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

Sunday marked the final day of Common’s (now 2-day) music festival, AAHH! Fest. Taking place at Chicago’s Union Park, Common brought some of the biggest names in hip-hop to his hometown festival. Following Saturday’s Community Day, where fans got to see some of the city’s young talent perform, as well as surprise guest appearances and sets from Chicago’s own, Tink, Taylor Bennett and Dreamville’s Omen, Sunday’s main stage lineup was stacked from top to bottom.

First up was a Chicago native and one of our favorite emerging artists, Sir The Baptist. With some huge co-signs, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne (just to name a couple), Sir The Baptist is making waves throughout Chicago and the rap world as a whole. Whether you’ve been hooked from Day 1, or were blown away by his moving performance at Lollapalooza this year, Sir The Baptist is one of the easiest rappers to root for right now and his single ‘Raise Hell’ will certainly get you on your feet.

Next up, AAHH! Fest saw a performance from another one of the city’s more conscious rappers, SAVEMONEY’s Vic Mensa. Another rapper who had a moving and memorable set at Lollapalooza this year, Vic Mensa brought performances of his politically charged EP, There’s Alot Going On. Following Vic’s performance, Odd Future’s Syd tha Kyd-led group, The Internet hit the stage, and delivered as always.

Moments later, it was time for another one of Chicago’s own to hit the stage, this time ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ singer Jeremih. Giving fans a half hour of some of his biggest hits, Jeremih’s set was definitely for the ladies in attendance tonight. Following his set, and some of music’s most talented young artists, was all for the hip-hop heads in the audience. Next, AAHH! Fest saw sets from The Roots, Common, Ice Cube, Bilal and a surprise appearance from R. Kelly, all legends in their own right.

But after a few legends in hip-hop stepped off stage, it was time for the night’s headliner, none other than J. Cole. Returning to Chicago, after a headlining performance for the opening night of Lollapalooza’s huge 25th Anniversary, J. Cole killed it, to no one’s surprise. While J. Cole is one of the few artists tonight without direct Chicago ties, you wouldn’t have guessed it by the audience’s reaction as Cole stepped on stage. Michael Jordan isn’t the only great name from North Carolina embraced by the Windy City, as J. Cole will always have a second home in Chicago, and that was more than evident tonight. AAHH! Fest will have a tough job matching this year’s performances in 2017.

Check out our photos from AAHH! Fest 2016 below.

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Common’s Chicago Music Festival “AAHH! Fest” Teases Initial Lineup: Jeremih, The Internet, Sir The Baptist & More

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

After a hiatus in 2015, Common’s Chicago music festival AAHH! Fest is returning to the Windy City’s Union Park, and this week the legendary rapper shared some names from the festival’s initial lineup. Teasing fans before the full lineup drops, Common told fans on Instagram that Odd Future’s The Internet, as well as Chicago’s own Jeremih, Sir The Baptist and Tink will all perform on the second day of the two-day festival (September 24-25). In 2014 the festival saw some huge performances from Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Vince Staples, Jennifer Hudson and many more, so this year is already getting off to a great start.

AAHH! Fest isn’t just a great music festival either, as it’s also Common’s dedication to bringing education programs and jobs to Chicago, by raising funds to support the Common Ground Foundation and Donda’s House, the charitable organizations of Common, Kanye West and Rhymefest.

Get your tickets now at AAHHFest.com and check out our photos from 2014’s AAHH! Fest below.

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New Music: Chance The Rapper Recruits Big Sean, Jeremih & Smino for “Living Single”

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

Reportedly an extra and unreleased track from his recent LP, Coloring Book, Chicago’s Chance The Rapper has released an all-star collaboration with ‘Living Single’. Recruiting the talents of GOOD Music‘s Big Sean, St. Louis MC Smino and fellow Windy City native, Jeremih, ‘Living Single’ is stacked. Everyone holds their own on this one, from the record’s gospel influenced vocals throughout the track to Smino, Chance and Sean’s equally impressive verses. According to rumors, this track was originally supposed to feature J. Cole, which would have made the collaboration even bigger. Let’s only hope that Chance has even more collaborations in the vault.

Stream ‘Living Single’ below.

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Photos: J. Cole Brings His Forest Hills Drive Tour with Big Sean to Chicago

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

Last night, rapper J. Cole brought his Forest Hills Drive Tour to Chicago with a stop at Tinley Park’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. With opening performances from Cole’s Dreamville arts (Bas, Cozz, Omen), rapper YG, Chicago’s own Jeremih and G.O.O.D. Music‘s Big Sean, fans certainly got their money’s worth. To warm up the crowd for the main event, Big Sean performed a number of his best known tracks, including a large number of tracks from his Dark Sky Paradise album, as well as some of Sean’s best guest features. The highlight of Sean’s performance however came during technical difficulties, as Sean’s mic cut out during his emotional performance of ‘One Man Can Change The World’. While the crowd initially booed the sound team for the problems, once the Windy City fans could tell that the mic wasn’t going to immediately fix itself, the entire crowd stop their boos and instead cheered for Sean with all their energy as he continued to rap his latest single, dedicated to his late grandmother. Knowing the context behind the record, the crowd helped Sean turned a negative moment into a memorable on.

For J. Cole’s headlining set, the man proved why he is meant to top the bill of a long and talented list of performers. Cole not only played his entire album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, but he gave intimate stories behind the records (as almost a director’s commentary to the album). Cole also brought out Jeremih for a performances of their ‘Planes (Remix)’, and even sprinkled in a few tracks for some of his day one fans. Not one fan left the amphitheatre feeling that Cole and the rest of the lineup didn’t give them their money’s worth.

Check our more photos, from our photographer Dan Garcia, below.

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Songs of the Week ft. Chance The Rapper, Future, Mike Posner and More!

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These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music.

This week we have a track from Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment’s new free album Surf, a new song from singer Mike Posner, a ‘Commas’ remix with Big Sean and Rick Ross, and a Jhene Aiko/Hudson Mohawke collaboration.

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Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment Release “Surf” for Free on iTunes

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

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!

Download Surf now on iTunes.

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Songs of the Week ft. Chance The Rapper, Lana Del Rey and More!

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These are the highlights of this past week in music! Hopefully you can bump these tracks on your way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings, and to stay up-to-date on today’s music.

This week we have new music from Raekwon and A$AP Rocky, a Jeremih remix by Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment, a preview of a new Lana Del Rey record, and a Future freestyle by Vic Mensa. Get started at the jump below to check out our favorite records of the past week.

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Jeremih ft. Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “Planes” (Remix)

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

Check out the remix to Jeremih’s track ‘Planes’, as he stays local and recruits Chicago’s Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment for the record. Norwegian rapper Lido also joins the Chicago artists on this one. The collaboration is definitely a must listen!

Listen to Chance The Rapper’s ‘Planes’ Remix below.

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