Rapper and White House frequent visitor Common has just announced a new hip-hop festival for his hometown of Chicago. Called AAHH! Fest, it’s all set to go down on September 21 in Union Park in Chicago, IL. For a new event, the lineup is impressive (but obviously Common has pull in the industry, duh): performers include Jay Electronica, De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, Lil’ Herb, and Common himself, and comedian Dave Chappelle has agreed to host the event. There will also be a community show curated by Rhymefest. Wanna go? Tickets for the community showcase will run you $20, while late show tickets are going for $55 (for general admission) and $125 (for seating). For both shows, tickets will cost you $70 for general admission or $250 for VIP. All tickets are available now through the festival’s website, so get in on what could be the best new hip-hop festival.

Common started out as a rapper with 1992’s Can I Borrow A Dollar?, staying underground until his work with the Soulquarians in the late 1990s. He’s now branched out, boasting his own record label imprint (Think Common Entertainment) and a burgeoning acting career, with roles in movies like Happy Feet Two, Smokin’ Aces, Date Night, Just Wright, and American Gangster. He is currently on AMC’s Hell on Wheels.

AAHH! Fest Tour Dates & Tickets

Coming soon

AAHH! Fest 2014 Dates

September 21 @ Union Park, Chicago, IL

AAHH! Fest 2014 Lineup

Jay Electronics
De La Soul
Lupe Fiasco
Lil’ Herb
Dave Chappelle
And more

Common Video for “Diamonds”

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