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From Aahh! Fest to the booth: Jay Electronica hops on the remix of Common & Vince Staples’ “Kingdom”

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Man, let’s hope that Jay Electronica’s sudden emergence into the public eye means that something new from him is on the way. For now we’re alright with listening to this remix of “Kingdom” with Common and Vince Staples. Check it out below.

Smooth Waves Chicago: Photo shoot with ASA and Hyype and photo recap of Aahh Fest

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Spazz and Reelo of ASA Photo by Jesse Wiles

This past weekend part of the Smooth Waves team was in Chicago to attend the first ever Aahh Music Fest and to chop it up with some of our favorite Chicago area rappers, Spazz, Reelo and Hyype. Saturday we had the chance to meet up with ASA and Hyype. We went down to the lake and shot a few pictures and chopped it up, talking about everything from shoes, jewelry and the Chicago music scene. Aahh Fest was a great success, Jay Electronica, Lil Herb, MC Lyte, Lil Mama, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Twista, DJ Wayne Williams and many others made appearances. The biggest act of the night though, was the surprise performer. Many people felt that it would be Kanye or Chance The Rapper. In the end, it turned out to be Kanye. He absolutely shut the place down. Check out some of the shots from the photo shoot and pictures and video of Aahh Fest below.

Photos by Jesse Wiles

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Hyype is currently working on an album that will be released in November. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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ASA. The duo is also working on an album, no release date has been set as of right now. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Hyype’s last project DIVINE MINDED made my list of the 12 Best Projects of 2014 (so far). That post will be up later this week.Photo by Jesse Wiles
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ASA and Hyype represent a new sound/era of hip hop that is currently emerging in Chicago. Photo by Jesse Wiles

Aahh Fest 2014- Photos of Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco and Common.

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Jay Electronica freestyles in the crowd. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Lupe Fiasco’s performance was electric, but too short. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Photo by Jesse Wiles

 

 

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The major theme of the evening was peace in Chicago. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Common gets the crowd moving during his set. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Common’s performance was very impressive. He was a big part of setting the festival up, with his Common Ground Foundation. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Photo by Jesse Wiles

 

Easily the biggest part of the night. The crowd rapped along word for word with Kanye on every single song.

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Yeezus. Photo by Jesse Wiles
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Written by Jesse Wiles