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AAHH Fest Set Times & Full Line-Up Announced

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Common’s first annual AAHH! Fest is only a few short days away, and tonight you can begin to prep for Sunday (9/21) as the full line-up with set times has been announced. The bill is absolutely stacked, featuring scheduled performances from Common, Twista, Lupe, Dave Chappelle, J-Hud, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Electronica and a very important alleged surprise guest, who I think we can all guess.

If you’ve downloaded the AAHH! Fest app, you can see set times and line-up, but we’ve also included it for you here this evening. This is a can’t miss event, and tickets are still available here. No we don’t have any, so don’t ask. Support the cause and purchase tickets so we can keep dope festivals catering to the Chi hip-hop community flourishing in the future.

Hit the jump to see the set times and line-up.

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Video: Magnum Opus: The Making of Common’s “The Light”

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Complex Mag’s Magnum Opus series returns with an oral history of Common’s biggest hit to date (still!) “The Light.” Granted, this track is damn near 15 years old, so some of you might not have been around to know just how big it was at the time — a true breakout moment for Com Sense. Here he talks about how it came together and just how important it was to his career. He also chronicles going to Detroit with The Roots to link with Dilla to make it happen. The result was one of Common’s best albums, Like Water For Chocolate.

Don’t forget to grab tickets to Common’s AAHH Fest this Sunday at Union Park, where Lupe, Twista, J Hud, Lil Herb, De La Soul, etc will be performing. Also, all signs point to Kanye West as the surprise guest. You can also check out Common’s most recent feature in Chicago Mag here.


Twista & Jennifer Hudson Added To AAHH! Fest 2014

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The first annual AAHH! Fest is right around the corner (six days away to be exact) and the line-up just got a little crazier. Twista and Jennifer Hudson have just been added to the bill, which already featured Common, Lupe, De La Soul, Jay Elect, MC Lyte and  a ‘very special’ surprise guest.

The day-long festival will take place at Union Park this Saturday with a community showcase (curated by Rhymefest and featuring Diggy Simmons) at 10am and the headliners hitting the stage at 4pm.

Tickets and more details can be found right here. See you there!


MC Lyte f/ Common – Dear John

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Loubox

Two certified legends connect for this rap game “Dear John” letter. Common and MC Lyte, with some assistance from 10Beats, bring their a-game on “Dear John,” which serves as the first leak from MC Lyte’s #EducateOURMen, a scholarship initiative of her Hip Hop Sisters Foundation. Good music for a great cause.

You can catch both MC Lyte and Com Sense at the AAHH! Fest at Union Park in Chicago on 9/21.

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Video: Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson & Common Perform “Remission” @ Stand Up To Cancer

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments


Last night, three of Chicago’s biggest stars gathered at the Stand Up To Cancer benefit concert to perform their anti-cancer anthem “Remission.” Lupe, J-Hud and Com Sense joined the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell, to raise money and bring awareness to the deadly disease. Dope music for a good cause — check out their live performance above.


Lil Herb f/ Common & Chance The Rapper – Fight Or Flight (Remix)

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by Brian ‘All Day’ Miller.

G Herbo. Com Sense. Chano. Need I say more?

After a few previews, Herb unleashes the official remix for “Fight Or Flight” from his Welcome To Fazoland project. A video for this record has already been filmed and is on the way, so stay tuned for that.

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Video: Lupe Fiasco f/ Jennifer Hudson & Common – Remission

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three of the city’s finest come together and stand against cancer on “Remission”, which serves as the official remix of Lupe’s “Mission” single. Lupe, Jennifer and Com will be performing “Remission” during Stand Up To Cancer on September 5th, which is the same day the single will hit iTunes.

Until then, press play and check out the video for “Remission” above.


Common, Lupe Fiasco, Dave Chappelle & More To Appear @ First Annual AAHH! Fest

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Festival season isn’t over yet.

The first annual AAHH! Fest, by Common, will take place in Union Park on September 21st and the lineup looks amazing.

Com, Lupe Fiasco, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Jay Elect and Lil Herb will all be hitting the stage, while Dave Chappelle will take hosting duties. A very special guest is also said to be gracing the stage, but only time will tell who that is. The festival will also include a community showcase curated by Rhymefest and featuring a performance from Diggy Simmons.

Excited yet? We are. Tickets and more details can be found here.


Preview: Lil Herb f/ Common & Chance The Rapper – Fight or Flight (Remix)

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

So this is only a brief snippet of Lil Herb’s new single featuring two Chicago greats, Common and Chance The Rapper. But you get an idea of what to expect from the remix of “Fight or Flight.” Now we can hear Common’s verse, and see they didn’t tweak the song too much. Hopefully that joint will be dropping sooner than later. This is sure to shake a few things up as it’s a collabo of epic proportions.

To see some behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot click here.

Shout out to Exact Publicity.


On The Set: Lil Herb f/ Common & Chance The Rapper – Fight or Flight (Remix)

| August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday afternoon, Com Sense was back in Chicago to link up with two leaders of the new school, Lil Herb and Chance The Rapper, to shoot the video for Herb’s “Fight or Flight (Remix),” which was produced by Brian “All Day” Miller.

“Fight or Flight” was clearly a standout record from Herbo’s Welcome To Fazoland mixtape, and they’re really pouring the gasoline on it by adding Chance and Common to the official remix. The first part of the video shoot took place yesterday in various locales around the city, and we’re told Chance is set to film his scenes over the weekend.

Check out some flicks from day one below.

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