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It seems that the ball just keeps rolling for Chi-town’s Chance The Rapper (back track to our interview with the hip-hop superstar here). When he initially announced his Magnificent Coloring Tourdates last July, people were puzzled that his hometown was missing, but it turns out that he had much bigger plans for the Windy City. Following the success of his latest mixtape Coloring Book, which is pegged as the best release from the early months of 2016, the 23-year-old recently held a one-day music festival at the U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, entitled Magnificent Coloring Day Festival.
Kicking things off with a standup set by Hannibal Buress, young Chancelor lent his magnificent colors to the record-setting crowd at the Cell, the first concert in the stadium in more than ten yeaes, as he curated the live playlist that featured music from Francis and the Lights, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Tyler, The Creator, John Legend, Collegrove (Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’ new project), Alicia Keys, and Skrillex. But aside from the star-studded lineup and over-the-top performances, one of the night’s highlights came in the form of Yeezus.
Photography: Jason Peterson / Highsnobiety.com
Literally hours before he was set to perform in Nashville, Kanye West surprised the soldout crowd as he took the stage to perform a short set that included hits like “Gold Digger,” “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” “All Day,” “Black Skinhead,” “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 and 2,” and “All Falls Down.” Ending things with flying colors, Lil Chano joined Ye on stage to perform The Life of Pablo‘s “Ultralight Beam,” with the entire stadium singing along with the two MCs. But of course, the climax of the festival was Chance The Rapper’s one-hour-and-a-half-long set, which included a little help from Sesame Street-like puppets, the Chicago Children’s Choir, and his band the Social Experiment. To say that Chance’sColoring Day Festival was magnificent is an understatement. Here’s to hoping that the festival will eventually evolve into an actual yearly festival around the globe.