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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is dope. Jeff Staple is the founder/owner/bossman of Staple Design, Staple Clothing and the Reed Space in NYC. If you’re ever in the LES I highly suggest you check it out — I drop by just about every time I’m in the Big Apple. Anyhoo, 15 years ago Jeff Staple actually designed the artwork for one of my favorite Common singles ever, “1-9-9-9,” from the Soundbombing II compilation which dropped through Rawkus. Literally, I was probably banging that project/song on this exact day 15 years ago.
Here they reconnect to discuss Com’s career, his various projects and his latest masterpiece, Nobody’s Smiling, which is in stores and available online today. The question is, does Com remember working on that art with him or nah? Ha!