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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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The 5 Most Anticipated Performers of AAHH! Fest 2016

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

Common’s huge hometown music festival, AAHH! Fest, is returning this month, set to match a legendary inaugural year in 2014 which saw performances from Kanye West, Common, Twista, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, Jay Electronica and more. Although fans shouldn’t expect a surprise performance from Mr. West this time around, as he is currently on his Saint Pablo Tour, AAHH! Fest’s 2016 lineup is just as exciting. AAHH! Fest will take place on September 24-25, with a community day showcasing young Chicago artists on the fest’s first day, and fans can get tickets now at AAHHFest.com.

Check our list of the most anticipated performers of AAHH! Fest 2016 at the jump!

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New Music: Sir The Baptist – “What We Got”

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Chicago rapper Sir The Baptist has delivered another quality gospel-infused record with his new track ‘What We Got’. Building up on one hell of a heavenly week, with co-signs from Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, ‘What We Got’ is a must listen and a great follow up to Sir The Baptist’s single ‘Raise Hell’, which has now gained over 2 million hits via Spotify. If you don’t know the name by now, get familiar with one of Chicago’s best, Sir The Baptist.

Listen to ‘What We Got’ 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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