Sony brought their Backstage Connection event to Chicago’s Park West last week to celebrate the release of the Sony Xperia ion. The event included performances by Chance The Rapper, Lil Reese, Rockie Fresh and headliner Fabolous.
The night of music was kicked off with Vic Lloyd playing some dope records to get the crowd ready for the artists that were to follow.
Chance The Rapper hit the stage for his first major appearance in Chicago since being on tour with Childish Gambino. As usual, Chance put on a very good performance with a set that included many #10Day records like “Hey Ma” and “Juke Juke.”He also performed the song “YOLO” that he premiered at his #10Day show back in April of this year. The highlight of his performance was the debut of his new song “Juice.” It sounded really good live. Hopefully we get to hear the official version soon.
GBE’s Lil Reese was a late addition to the lineup for the Sony event. He went on to perform his songs “I Don’t Like” and “Us”alongside Fredo Santana and the rest of the GBE crew. Rockie Fresh hit the stage soon after for his first major show in Chicago since signing with Rick Ross’ MMG. Rockie not only performed a few tracks off of his Driving 88 project like “How We Do” and “Never Never,” but he also gave us a glimpse of some new music he has been working on as well. Check out his performance of his new song “Back Down” down below.
The headliner of the night was Brooklyn’s own Fabolous. He hit the stage alongside his band and performed some verses on some of the remixes he has been featured on like “Rack City” and “Racked Up Shawty.” Fabolous also went back and performed some of his older records like “Breathe” and “Can’t Deny It.” He closed the night with his most recent hit “You Be Killin Em.” Check out some of his performance down below along with some more footage of Chance and Rockie’s set. Huge shout out to Sony for putting together a great event filled with some great Chicago talent.