From special guests like Twista and Shawnna to Lil Durk’s big headlining performance and even bigger proposal, the 2021 WGCI Big Jam was full of highlights.
BY TER STAFF
Saturday night was a BIG night in Chicago at the United Center with the return of WGCI’s annual Big Jam. After taking a year off due to the pandemic, fans instantly sold out the city’s biggest venue for a memorable night of live music.
From some of the night’s early performers like Phor, Queen Key and surprise performances from Crucial Conflict, Twista and Shawnna, to the big closers like Moneybagg Yo, City Girls, Lil Baby and Lil Durk, the night was great from start to finish. The evening was also full of memorable moments, including Lil Durk getting on one knee to propose to India Royal (spoiler alert: she said yes).
Check out our favorite photos from last night WGCI Big Jam below:
New year, new location, new lineup, but the one thing that didn’t change is the amazing experience that Rolling Loud provides to fans in Miami. Now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, the world’s premiere rap music festival kicked off it’s amazing 2018 lineup today.
With highly anticipated performances from J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, N.E.R.D, Young Thug, Tory Lanez, The Diplomats, Russ and many more, fans had a ton of artists to choose from on Friday. Where else can you see Lil Uzi Vert try to top his viral 2017 performance and hear cuts from J. Cole’s brand new album, KOD?
Amtrak and WGCIdelivered last night, as they brought some of the biggest names in rap music to the 2016 Summer Jam. Despite a last minute cancellation from ‘My Wap’ rapper Fetty Wap, the Summer Jam brought a number memorable performances, from Desiigner, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Plies, Famous Dex, Lil Durk and more, that the Windy City will not soon forget. With Plies for the ladies, Desiigner for the GOOD Music fans, T.I. for the old school rap heads, Migos and 2 Chainz for the crowd’s ATL fix, Jeezy for the marquee and Lil Durk, Katy Got Bandz and Famous Dex for their hometown, the Summer Jam had something and more for everyone in attendance.
While no single act stole the show, one of the night’s best moments came when 2 Chainz reached the end of his set time. Instead of playing by the rules and saying his goodbyes to Chicago, Tity Boi kicked down the LCD screen ticker that read 0:00, and performed until he felt that his set was actually over and dropped the mic before he stepped off stage. 2 Chainz raised the energy levels in the United Center, which set the tone for Jeezy’s headlining performance where he gave one hell of an introduction to Lil Durk, who joined the ‘Put On’ rapper on stage and helped cap off the night. This was definitely a Summer Jam for the ages!
Check out our photos from the 2016 WGCI Summer Jam below.
Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI is bring the Summer Jam back to the Windy City and it’s all going down Friday, June 17th at the United Center. In what will surely be Chicago’s biggest rap concert of the summer, the Summer Jam will feature some memorable performances from Fetty Wap, T.I., Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Desiigner, Lil Durk, Plies and Kent Jones. While a concert from just one or two of these artists would be a can’t miss event, with such a stacked lineup, there is no better place to be than the house that Michael Jordan built in just a couple weeks.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the WGCI Summer Jam, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!
The WGCI Summer Jam is coming back this year and the lineup is stacked! Last year we coveredthe 2015 Big Jam at the United Center with performances by Kendrick Lamar, Future, Meek Mill and more, and this year the UC will also host the Summer Jam with an epic lineup that even rivals the Big Jam. This year your favorite Chicago radio station is bringing Fetty Wap, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, T.I., Lil Durk, Plies and more to the Summer Jam on Friday, June 17th.
Pre-sale begins April 21st, so definitely check out WGCI’s official website for more information, and check out the initial lineup below.
Last night could not have gone any better if you were a rap fan in Chicago, as the WGCI Big Jam delivered! Bringing the biggest lineup in rap to the Windy City, the United Center saw some amazing performances from Chicago’s Vic Mensa, Twista, Do Or Die, Crucial Conflict and Lil Durk, as well as sets from Monica, Bryshere Y. Gray (Hakeem from Empire), Omarion, Rae Sremmurd, Meek Mill, Future and Kendrick Lamar. The night was full of dancing, surprises, and most importantly some great live music! From seeing records like ‘Feel That’, ‘Overnight Celebrity’ and ‘No Type’ performed live, to watching Future and Kendrick kill their headlining sets, the Big Jam will certainly have trouble topping itself in 2016.
The WGCI Big Jam is only days away, as your favorite rappers are headed to the United Center for the Windy City’s biggest rap show of the year. With scheduled performances from Kendrick Lamar, Future, Meek Mill, Omarion, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Durk, Dej Loaf, Monica, Twista, Do or Die, Chicago’s own Vic Mensa and many more, you need to be at the house that Michael Jordan built this weekend. And like any great music fan, we have already started to think about the songs that we absolutely NEED to hear this Sunday.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 songs that we need to hear at the WGCI Big Jam, and if you haven’t yet, get your tickets now while you still can!
Rapper Lil Durk’s manager, 24-year-old Uchenna Agina (“OTF Chino Dolla”), was shot and killed early this morning in Chicago’s South Side. Agina was sitting in a car on the 8400 block of South Stony Island when someone walked up and opened fire, theChicago Sun Times reports. Agina was rushed to the hospital by a friend, but was soon pronounced dead at 2:04 AM, authorities said. No suspects are in custody. This is another tough loss for drill rapper Lil Durk, and another unfortunate example of Chicago being the murder capital of the world.
Check out Chicago drill rapper Lil Durk’s new music video for his track ‘B.O.N.’. The Def Jam and Coke Boys rapper’s new video is directed by Rio Productions and contains references to the GBE vs. Migos rivalry. Peep the video below.