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.
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.
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!
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.