I’d heard rumblings about this freestyle all weekend, and sources said Dreezy had the best bars of the lot, and bodied the males in the cypher. Is that the case? Well, you can now be the judge as her segment alongside Emilio Rojas, Dillon Cooper, Retro Jace, Conceited and Andy Mineo is now available for consumption.
Dreezy definitely melts the mic here. Watch her get busy below courtesy of the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Produced by ChillGoHard.
In this case, the play is hitting the jump and giving this new joint from Cap a listen.
Produced by MIKE&KEYS
Now this is my speed right here. A dope new original song from The Chicago Kid. Is it too much to ask for a tape or album full of these? Everyday is the weekend for BJ, but especially Wednesdays. Listen to him wax poetic about it with his latest weekly release below — you won’t be disappointed.
Photos courtesy of Bradley Murray.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past 24 hours, the first annual AAHH! Fest took place yesterday at Union Park and it was nothing short of amazing. The festival, which an estimated 9,000 people attended, kicked off with a performance from Lil Herb which was followed by sets from SZA, Jay Electronica, MC Lyte, De La Soul and Jennifer Hudson. Shortly after J Hud’s performance, Dave Chappelle hit the stage and introduced Lupe Fiasco. Following Lu’s performance, the man behind the festival, Common took the stage for his set which included a mini-set from Twista and surprise performance from Kanye West.
Yeah, go ahead and kick yourself if you missed out. Check out some dope shots from the festival and make sure you’re in attendance next year.
One of the dopest sets of yesterday’s AAHH Fest was by none other than Lupe Fiasco. Donning a dope dashiki and army fatigues, the FNF front man ran through his endless string of bangers and crowd favorites including “Kick, Push,” “Go Go Gadget Flow,” and his new single “Next To It.” But one of the standout moments from his set is when he took a stab at Keef Cozart’s 2012 hit, “I Don’t Like.” He bodies it in typical Lupe fashion. No disappointment here. Lu on “I Don’t Like”? That’s the shit we do like. Check it out up top.
Shouts to POD
Produced & Directed by Justin Sweatland
Something new from BFN, Reese G and Mack Mecca of Bo Deal’s Killa Klan conglomerate. Check out their new video for “Haters” above. No PHD’s around here. BFN’s new mixtape, Slept On, should be out later this year.
Directed by Mudwing Media
Another solid video from the duo of Bennie Franks and M’Claren Cay a.k.a. the return of the Legit Ballaz. Here they take us to white world for the all-white-everything, “Dope Baby.” Nothing but Becky.
We’ve been doing FSD close to seven (gasp!) years now, and all of my time with the site, I’ve never seen Common and Twista grace the stage together. If its ever happened, I missed it. But all of that changed last night, as during Common’s closing set at AAHH Fest, he brought out, and I quote, “the first rapper to ever come out of Chicago.” Twista came out to the classic “Po Pimp,” where he ran through his verse and then went right into “Overnight Celebrity.” Unfortunately, Kanye didn’t come out for “Slow Jamz,” but it was dope to see all of these talents on the same stage last night.
Also, Common and Twista are both 22 years in, and both dropped albums in 2014. Think about that.
Update: Now with “Po Pimp” w/ Common below.
By now you’ve probably seen the chatter on Twitter and Instagram. You’ve likely seen pics and/or video float across your Facebook screen. Or hell, maybe you were even there. But in case you didn’t hear, Common’s AAHH Fest was nothing short of epic. Chicago’s rap Mt. Rushmore were all in attendance, but that’s only half the story. The event was stacked throughout the day, and early on in the afternoon, Jay Electronica took the stage for a brief set.
Farrakhan’s family was in attendance to watch the New Orleans-born rapper rip the Chi City stage. Check out a clip of his performance above courtesy of Sherron Shabazz.
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.