What a rainy day here in Chicago. With humid weather and heavy rain pouring, the festival shuts down due to severe storms. You would think all vibes would be off as Pitchfork Music Festival commences. Nah. Excitement continues to roll as day two rolls out with A$AP Ferg and Vic Mensa all breaking ground on the Blue Stage.
Still suited in designer garbs aka a expensive as black tee, Ferg shrugs off the heavy rain and debuts new tunes worthy of fuccboi drool. Even with mudd flying from all corners of the stage, Ferg shows off his freestyle skills. Rapping over summer hits like “Push It” and spinning his own version of Rocky’s “Work” verse, Ferg brings it back by closing it off with “Shabba” and an ode to the late A$AP Yams. As the crowd continuously chants for the late Yams the show slowly comes to a close.
Vic Mensa brings out Towkio:
Always showing love to his city and crew, Mensa in typical fashion shows out with his crew. Towkio tossed up a few songs as the crowd waited for Mensa and showed everyone why Mensa isn’t the only Savemoney member to hold their own. As Mensa enters the stage dressed in a fit decked with the words “Kill The Poor,” he gives us some of his famous bangers. From “Wimme Nah” to his recent “U Mad,” this young superstar continously shows the city why he is THE next big thing.
Last night in the Chi, Miguel performed a free pop-up show, announced hours before he ended up taking the stage at Joe’s on Weed St.
Not the most populated venue for hip hop and R&B, the show must’ve hit the right chord since it was a buzz on Twitter last night, with ‘Miguel’ trending in Chicago.
The highlight for hip hop was bringing out Chance The Rapper & A$AP Ferg as surprise guests. There’s a cool photo above via @gangabor and if video surfaces, I’ll definitely update.
UPDATE: Said video here:
I spotted this on my Facebook feed earlier this afternoon and it was too dope not to post.
One of our favorite DJs from the Chi, Trentino, uploaded this live look at some advanced dicer techniques to his and Alejandro’s remix of A$AP Ferg’s “Work” (the full stream/DL below.)
Maybe you came for the hip hop tie in, and I’m sure you’ll be impressed in just the short minute and a half from Trentino’s skills on the turntables.
As Who Dough and I can attest first-hand, Trentino’s definitely a treat to see live so catch this in your Facebook feed too in the future to stay in tune.
HAIM goes all out with their new video for the A$AP Ferg featured “My Song 5 (Remix)”. They create a Maury-esque talk show setting with SNL’s Vanessa Bayer as ‘Dallas Murphy’, the host. A$AP Ferg appears as a guest and other cameos include Big Sean, Ke$ha, Grimes, and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. That’s a little bit of a random group, no? Watch the odd and entertaining video above.
The latest preview of 4 Letter Word certainly has single potential as Elle Varner‘s warm vocals lace a sad song about staying at home after a breakup instead of being at the club and not wanting to dance. The single features the typical rap guest verse with A$AP Ferg doing the duties on the last verse. Definitely somethin’ different lyrically in the hook — a refreshingly raw and honest look by Ms. Varner. And overall, I can see “Don’t Wanna Dance” dancing across the radios soon, so get your ears accustomed below.