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Photos: AAHH! Fest’s Community Day Brings Surprise Guest Chance The Rapper, Tink and Local Artists to Center Stage in Chicago

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

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.

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Raury Plays Kickball with Fans in Chicago

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

Atlanta rapper/singer Raury has been on a Chicago bound road trip for the past few days. After stops in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indianapolis, the ‘God’s Whisper’singer finally made his way to the Windy City. And how did Raury spend his day in Chicago (which is his first time here, not including his brief stop for Lollapalooza this month)? He whooped some ass in the classic American sport, kickball.  Inviting his Chicago fans to an impromptu game at Holstein Park, fans got to play kickball with one of their favorite rappers (something that most people will never be able to say).

Overall, Team Atlanta took home the W, winning all but one game of the night. Chi-Town took home the final win though, for the much needed morale boost. And Raury wasn’t the only notable name in attendance either. Rapper Taylor Bennett (Chance The Rapper’s brother) and Chance’s manager Pat also came to test their kickball skills. Rappers take note, if you really want to redefine “giving back to the fans”, play a non-endorsed random game of kickball with them.

Check out our photos of Raury’s #RaurVsChicago Kickball Deathmatch below!

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Check Out Taylor Bennett’s New ‘Freshman Year: 1st Semester’ EP

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Chicago’s Taylor Bennett shows us what he has been doing since his graduation, as he recently gave fans his Freshman Year: 1st Semester EP. The EP features his tracks ‘Can’t Flop’, ‘Family Gotta Eat’, ‘Me & You’, and ‘I’m Coming Down’. Stream the entire project below at Taylor’s Soundcloud.

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