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.
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.
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!
Produced by Lifted.
I’ve been waiting to hear a collaboration from Rittz and Twista since hearing Rittz’ “Sober” last year and today, we finally get one. Twista joins Rittz on the latest single from his upcoming Next To Nothing LP, titled “Bounce”. This joint’s just as smooth as you’d imagine it to be.
Directed by DGainz
Life is an everyday struggle, one filled with pitfalls, curveballs and constant forces out of our control that try to halt our progression. But no matter the storm you might have to endure, one thing you should never do is stop. You must continue on. You must persevere. And no artist knows this better than YP. He will not be stopped. He will not stop. The journey continues. Better days ahead.
And here he links with another Chicago vet who refused to be halted, Twista, who adds some nice bars to “Stop,” the new single from YP’s Backwood Jones album, which is set to drop sometime tomorrow. And yes, YP just might’ve out twisted Twista on this one. Favorite this.
The living legend T drops by Power 105 to sit down with C Tha God, Envy and Angela Yee. This is a dope in-depth interview where T talks about everything under the sun, including his new project The Dark Horse (which is available now), the origin of the fast flow, world records, Chicago and more. Required viewing.
Directed by Alvin Elmore
Twista enters an alternate universe for this eerie new clip for “Devils Angel.” Marching skeletons, gargoyles, shadowy figures — its a post-apocalyptic Chicago. Watch it above and be sure to buy T’s new album, The Dark Horse, at all retailers now.
Twista’s long-awaited ninth studio album isn’t set to be released until next week, but you can stream the album in it’s entirety below thanks to Billboard. Unfortunately, it’s the clean version of the LP, but at least we still get to hear it a week early.
The album includes production and guest appearances from The Legendary Traxster, Tech N9ne, Xcel, Wiz Khalifa and many more. Dark Horse arrives in stores and online retailers August 12th, via Caroline Records.
Directed by Scott Emo. Produced by Oddz N Endz.
Twista switches things up a bit and delivers a visual for “Got Away”, a bonus track from his forthcoming Dark Horse LP. If you’ve ever lost someone, this one’s for you.
Check out the video above. Dark Horse hits stores August 12th.