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 Day 2 on Saturday afternoon.
Fans in attendance on Saturday were able to enjoy performances from Travis Scott, the Migos, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Lil Pump, Fetty Wap and many more, so needless to say the day was lit from the moment gates opened until La Flame shut it down.
Today kicked off the return of rapper Common’s hometown music festival, AAHH! Fest, at Chicago’s Union Park. After an inaugural year in 2014, which saw performances from Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Jay Electronica and more, the festival took a year off in 2015 but returned this year bigger than ever, now growing into a 2-day event. And in order to warm things up for Sunday’s lineup, which will feature performances from J. Cole, Ice Cube, Vic Mensa, Jeremih, The Roots and Sir The Baptist (just to name a few), today was the festival’s Community Day, ran in association with Kanye West’s foundation Donda’s House.
Fans in attendance today not only saw some of Chicago’s most talented young artists, including John The Author, DJ Mike P, The Pack Drumline, Retro Gibson, the J. Money Dancers and more, but Chicago also was treated to sets from Tink, rapper Taylor Bennett and Dreamville’s Omen. And just because it was the Community Day, doesn’t mean that it didn’t have some star power of it’s own, as the festival saw a huge surprise appearance from Chance The Rapper, who was already hosting his own festival a few miles south at the U.S. Cellular Field, as well as an opening appearance from SAVE MONEY’s Vic Mensa.
With a great showcase of some potential future AAHH! Fest headliners today, the stage is definitely set for tomorrow’s festivities. Chicago not only had a chance to cheer on their city today, but today was also a reminder of Common’s commitment to Chicago through his Common Ground Foundation, set to bring jobs, education and inspiration to the Windy City.
Check out our photos from the Community Day of Common’s AAHH! Fest 2016 below.
Today is a huge day for J. Cole’s label Dreamville and Chi-town’s own, rapper Omen, as it marks the release of Omen’s debut LP, Elephant Eyes. Originally announced by the Dreamville signee three years ago, Omen’s debut album features 11 tracks and collaborations with J. Cole, CJ Hamilton, Bas and more. You can stream the album now on Spotify or purchase it on iTunes via J. Cole’s Dreamville label. You can also catch both Omen and J. Cole on tour this summer with Big Sean, YG, and more!
Stream Elephant Eyes on Spotify and watch Omen’s new music video for ‘LoveDrug’ below.
Dreamville rapper Omen announced his debut LP, Elephant Eyes, three years ago. A now it’s almost here. And from the upcoming album, today we have Omen’s Dreamville collaboration with the label’s frontman, J. Cole. The Chicago rapper’s new track is called ‘Things Change’ is one of 11-tracks off the forthcoming LP. Elephant Eyes will release July 21st (tomorrow) via J. Cole’s Dreamville label.
Listen to ‘Things Change’ and check out the tracklist for Elephant Eyes below.