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Common Launches AAHH! Fest In Chicago, Reveals Inaugural Lineup

by Caitlin Carter   Aug 29, 2014 12:25 PM EDT

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Common has announced a new hip-hop festival to take place in his hometown of Chicago. The one-day event, dubbed AAHH! Fest, will take place September 21 in Union Park, the Chicagoist reports. 

The first-ever lineup features Jay Electronica, De La Soul, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Herb, and Common, as well as a "special surprise guest." Common also enlisted comedian Dave Chappelle to serve as host.

Many suspect that the special guest will be Kanye West.

As the Chicagoist points out, "Kanye has ties with almost everyone on this bill. He, Common and Rhymefest have a friendship that goes back years. His and Common's performance on The Chappelle Show is practically legendary. Not to mention the fact that Donda's House was founded in honor of West's late mother. If anyone could rope Yeezus into an appearance like this, it would be the AAHH! Fest team."

Other potential guests the Chicagoist mentioned were Chance the Rapper, R. Kelly, and Twista.

The festival will also include a community show curated by Rhymefest and featuring Diggy Simmons.

General admission tickets and VIP passes are available now via the festival's website. The early community showcase and late show tickets are going for $70. The $250 VIP ticket includes food, drink, seated viewing and access to the performers.

What do you think of the lineup? Let us know in the comments section below!

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