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Photos: The Weeknd Brings the “Starboy: Legend of the Fall” World Tour to Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

As the world continued to mourn the tragic attacks in Manchester, where a suicide bomber killed over 20 during an stop on Ariana Grande’s world tour, thousands of music fans in Chicago came out to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont to share a common love for music in an emotional setting. With heightened security efforts and nerves running throughout the crowd, fans were able to take a timeout from all the terror in the world as the curtains dropped for The Weeknd’s Chicago performance.

Dubbed the Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour, Canadian singer, The Weeknd, brought entertaining performances from his latest LP and a lot of supporting talent to the Illinois crowd. With opening performances from singer 6LACK (pronounced “black”), XO and Roc Nation rapper Belly and the always energetic duo of Rae Sremmurd, Chicago was set for a memorable night from the very beginning.

But as the house lights turned off, it was all about The Weeknd. Fans began to scream and the floor crowd rushed from their seats to the barricades of the long catwalk that extended across 3/4th of the arena’s length. As the tour’s production set up, which resembled a futuristic spaceship, began to lower towards the ground, Abel emerged from underneath the stage to greet his Chicago fans, opening with the title track to his new album Starboy. Continuing with tracks like ‘Party Monster’ and ‘Reminder’, both singles from the album, the headlining performance kicked off on a high note.

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

The energy levels stay high, as The Weeknd invited his tourmates back on stage for a number of guest performances. First, Belly joined The Weeknd for a great performance of their track, ‘Might Not’. Next, 6BLACK reemerged, to join Abel for 6LACK’s track ‘PRBLMS’. And last but not least, Rae Sremmurd picked up where they left off, to perform their mega single ‘Black Beatles’ for the Allstate Arena, with The Weeknd serving as the duo’s hype man.

Performing over 20 tracks for Chicago, which included the majority of tracks from Starboy, as well as a collection of tracks from the rest of his catalog, there was a plethora of highlights to choose from. Whether The Weeknd was performing hit singles from his Beauty Behind The Madness LP, or tracks from his critically acclaimed The Trilogy series, fans were entertained from start to finish. And after The Weeknd finished his performance with his hit Daft Punk-assisted track ‘I Feel It Coming’, the night wouldn’t have complete without an encore, where The Weeknd said goodbye to the Windy City with a perfect performance of his 2015 single, ‘The Hills’.

Last night was just what music fans needed, a reminder that live shows can still be a safe place to escape the rest of the world and enjoy some great music with friends and family. Except for heightened security levels, no terror attack will ever change that.

Check out our photos of The Weeknd’s Chicago stop on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall World Tour below and pick up your tickets for another stop on the tour at LiveNation.com.

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Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to See Kesha, Rae Sremmurd & More at Chicago’s Mad Decent Block Party

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

The Mad Decent Block Party is returning to Chicago this year, August 21st at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island and we have your chance to get in free! With performances from Kesha, Rae Sremmurd, Diplo, Oshi, a surprise guest (TBA) and more, this is not an event that you want to miss.

Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration on social media, by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends August 11th.

But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets here before they sell out!

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The Top 30 Albums of 2015

BY DAN GARCIA / VIKASH DASS / EVAN VOGEL

The Top 30 Albums of 2015

Following an arguably weak year for albums, 2015 has seen a lot of great projects and many unexpected ones as well. While this year we saw the highly anticipated return of Adele, patient fans are still awaiting Frank Ocean’s sophomore album and Kanye West’s Swish. But where Frank and Kanye have left music fans hanging, new comers like Bryson Tiller, Alessia Cara, GoldLink, BOOTS, Halsey and more have put out some great albums to help kick off their relatively young careers. 2015 though was also a great year for some heavyweights, of course we’re referring to artists like Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar and even pop superstars like One Direction and Justin Bieber. In just one day, November 13th, the music world saw more great releases than it did in a span of months in 2014. Cheers to hoping 2016 delivers as well as 2015 did!

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Lil Wayne Announces 19-Date Dedication Tour with Rae Sremmurd

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

Ever since Thanksgiving, Lil Wayne fans have been eating good. First Weezy dropped his anticipated sequel to his No Ceilings mixtape, of course titled No Ceilings 2. Then, if a fire tape wasn’t enough, Lil Wayne kept the momentum going by announcing a 19-date U.S. tour with ‘No Type’ rappers, Rae Sremmurd. Kicking off January 21st in El Paso, the Young Money rapper will hit a number of stops throughout the United States until the tour concludes March 6th in Nebraska. Tickets go on sale to the general public, in just a couple days, on December 4th at LiveNation.com. Don’t sleep on this tour, it won’t be one to miss!

Check out the official tour dates below!

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Photos: WGCI Big Jam (Kendrick Lamar, Future, Vic Mensa, Rae Sremmurd, Meek Mill & More)

BY DAN GARCIA

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

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.

Check out our photos of the Big Jam below.

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10 Songs We Need to Hear at the WGCI Big Jam

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

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!

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Hear Travis Scott’s New Track “Antidote”, Mike WiLL Made-It Calls Out Rae Sremmurd Similarities

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

Travis Scott released a new track hours ago, which is for “the real fans” and “the real ragers”. While we love the new record, producer Mike WiLL Made-It must not be a “real fan” as he sent a subliminal tweet aimed Scott’s way. “N*ggas dropping songs trying to sound like @iHipsterLee (Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee)” tweeted Mike. While Mike WiLL didn’t mention Scott directly, the timing and context of the tweet made things pretty obvious. It will be interesting to see if Scott, who has a unique sound of his own, will respond to the ATL producer.

Listen to ‘Antidote’ and check out Mike WiLL Made-It’s tweet below.

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If Rappers Were “Full House” Characters

BY DAN GARCIA

Full House

Have Lamborghini Mercy! With the official announcement that Netflix has ordered a 13-episode revival/spinoff of the classic ’90s sitcom “Full House”, now titled “Fuller House”, we got to thinking… what if rappers were Full House character? Who would be who? If Kanye West took a Facebook “Which Full House Character Are You?”, who would he get?

Want us to do the thinking for you? You got it, dude! We have reflected and decided which rappers best fit which classic Full House characters. Hit the jump for our complete list.

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Watch Nardwuar Interview Rae Sremmurd at SXSW

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Nardwuar

No one person is better at their job than Canadian journalist, Nardwuar the Human Serviette. Mix his hilarious and very entertaining interviews with the rap duo Rae Sremmurd (Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee) at SXSW in Austin, TX and you got yourself a Grade-A interview. Nardwuar gives the guys some gifts and asks the ‘No Type’ rappers a plethora of questions: including what they think Elvis smells like, Slim Jimmy’s honor band roots and more. Watch the full interview below.

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Check Out the North American Dates for Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint Tour

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After announced the supporting acts on her upcoming North American leg of The Pinkprint Tour, today we have the dates and locations for Nicki Minaj’s summer tour with Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe and Dej Loaf. The North American tour will kick off July 17th in Dallas and will wrap up the next month in Canada. Tickets go on sale March 19th and 20th here, and you can check out the dates below.

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