MADE Legends Edition - Page 16

COMMON & FRIENDS RETURN Despite the recent negative press on Chicago during presidential debates, Common continues to spread positive energy to unify Chicago’s neighborhoods through hip-hop. The event was kicked off by a community-based showcase on Saturday followed by more musical performances on Sunday. MADE By Wayne Young The two-d ay festival spotlighted local artists, Chicago-bred entertainers and Common’s friends including Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Sir the Baptist, Jeremih, Bilal, R. Kelly, The Roots, Ice Cube, and of course headliner, J.Cole. Hosted by Chicago Native and Comedian Deon Cole of Blackish stated, “We want to inspire and bring some unity and let everybody know that we’re here for them.”