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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

BY TER STAFF

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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Common’s Chicago Music Festival “AAHH! Fest” Teases Initial Lineup: Jeremih, The Internet, Sir The Baptist & More

BY TER STAFF

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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2015 XXL Freshman Class Revealed: Raury, Fetty Wap, Vince Staples & More

BY TER STAFF

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

XXL has just released this year’s highly anticipated XXL Freshman List. This year 10 new talented artists will be featured on one of rap’s top publications, which include Raury, Dej Loaf, Fetty Wap, Kidd Kidd, OG Maco, Shy Glizzy, Godlink, K Camp, Tink, and Vince Staples (pictured above). Who do you think was snubbed on this year’s lineup? Who will become your next favorite rapper? Who has GOAT potential? And who will we forget in a year from now?

Check out the official 2015 cover below!

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Listen to Tink’s New Timbaland Produced Track “Ratchet Commandments”

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Check out the new track from Timbaland co-signed rapper Tink. One of our Chicago Artists to Watch in 2015, Tink has been making a big buzz for herself ever since Timbaland debuted the unofficial ‘Movin’ Bass‘ remix with Tink, Rick Ross and Jay-Z. Stream the Timbaland produced track ‘Ratchet Commandments’ below.

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The Top 7 Chicago Artists to Watch For in 2015

BY MICHAEL TRISTANI

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

It seems like every other year, one or two cities has a flock of young, new artists that all blow up simultaneously and take over the game. In 2012 it was New York with A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, etc. and Los Angeles, with the powerhouse that was TDE with releases of Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Ab-Soul’s Control System, and Schoolboy Q’s Habits & Contradictions. 2013 wasn’t the same, which was just a year full of big hitter releases from Kanye, A$AP Rocky, Drake and J.Cole, to name a few. In 2014, it was Atlanta. With the unstoppable force that was Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Rae Sremmurd, Peewee Longway, etc. However, in 2015 you can expect the next city in the cycle to be Chicago. Everyone had a taste of the fresh raw talent from the Windy City in 2013 with the breakout releases of Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap and Vic Mensa’s Innanetape. While both of them have been working on their upcoming, much-anticipated releases, 2014 was a relatively quiet year for Chicago. With many of these artists on the list bubbling beneath the surface, expect many of these artists on this list to breakout and have a huge year.

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Songs of the Week featuring Lil Wayne, The Neighbourhood, G-Eazy and More!

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The best and brightest of this past week in music, as well as a throwback track! Hopefully you can bump these on the way to work to brighten up your Monday mornings! Make sure to check out our SoundCloud page where we post some of our past songs of the week. Continue reading Songs of the Week featuring Lil Wayne, The Neighbourhood, G-Eazy and More!