Simply put: this was one of the best music festivals of the year — no question about that. Common brought out everyone from Kanye West to Dave Chappelle to Twista. And while all three living legends ran through numerous hits during Com’s all-star set, he still had to showcase some of his newer material, which included this still-unreleased remix to his current No ID-produced single, “Kingdom,” which features Vince Staples and Jay Electronica.
I could carry on and on about just how great the AAHH Fest was, and how it truly brought Chicago’s hip-hop community — old and young, behind the scenes and in the forefront — together for one night of fun without incident, but you truly had to be there to witness. Let this be a lesson to you: DO NOT MISS next year. Great work to all involved, it was one to remember.
I’m going to have to write a full run-down of this festival tomorrow once I get it together, but for now we have to bring you a few treats from earlier this evening. During Com’s set, he brought out the likes of Twista, Jay Electronica and Vince Staples, but once Yeezy hit the stage it was game over. Seriously. Tonight was one of my favorite Kanye performances ever, quite possibly my favorite since the Graduation preview joint at the House of Blues back in the summer of 07. He was a man possessed tonight — truly inspired by the humans of his hometown.
That being said, check out he and his old buddy Com Sense running through their first major label collabo, “Get Em High.” AAHH Fest was too crazy, can’t wait till next year.
Produced by Netherfriends
Netherfriends steps from behind the mic to show he’s a three sport athlete in this music thing (did I say that correctly?) Not only does he craft his own songs, but he’s a beast on the production tip as well — and makes all of his beats live on a crazy set up unlike anything you’ve ever seen. No seriously.
So as his his reach continues, he’s linked with the very dope Angel Katz for “Dancing.” Angel is one hell of a talent as well, so we’re most definitely looking forward to hearing more from her. Will Miller from the O’My’s handles trumpet duties to boot. Ya gotta love the collaborating going on right now. Check it out below and be sure to see Angel and Netherfriends performing tomorrow at KIMBALL HOUSE ROCK, details for which are below.
Directed by P. Noble
I’m still #1. But nah, we’re not talking BDP. We’re talking about Chicago’s own Derrick Rose. And the Global Gangsters, of course. A new season is upon us in more ways than one, so grab your popcorn and take a seat — it’s gonna be a wild ride. Swish.
After trading bars alongside G.o.D. Jewels on “Thank You” yesterday, The Boy Illinois returns with more new music. This time around, Illi takes on King Louie’s “Till I Meet Selena” for “Till I Meet Fatima”.
Illi’s not playing around here. Hit the jump and listen for yourself. Illi’s new project, Pointe: New Age Colonialism, is due out later this year. Keep your eyes and ears open.
It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (9/12) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.
Shot and chopped by Just Maine.
Real T@lk gets a little lyrical exercise in over Future’s “Move That Dope” for his latest drop, “Dope ReLocation”. Real touches on relocating to the ATL, working with the Dungeon Family and more in this new joint, which you may have to rewind a few times.
Check out Real’s clip for “Dope ReLocation” above.