Last year, the District’s music lovers watched Big Sean take the stage and further develop soon after the concert dropping a top-ranked album this year.
And now, we have Chance.
Chance the Rapper will headline this year’s festival taking place at Merriweather Post Pavilion on August 29.
Take a step back and think about Trillectro’s previous headlining alums including Sean Anderson: Rae Sremmurd, Migos and Schoolboy Q. These are all current A-listers and some way, the men who put together Trillectro have the scoop on who’s going to be big next.
Here’s why this year’s music festival will be more astonishing than the previous three years,
Chance hints he and Kanye will drop something big.
On the Windy City LIVE, Chance looks deep into the camera (try into my soul) and announces that he’ll be dropping some good vibes with his idol Kanye West. Maybe he’ll drop some news at the festival (and possibly a track right before / possibly even during).
Not to mention, his tunes give a good mixture of electronic, but still down-to-Earth, soulful rap.
He also dropped a bit (for free on iTunes) with the Social Experiment, his newer than new band.
Listen before you go: Miracle by Donnie Trumpet
RL Grime spits the sickest beats
While DJ Snake might be at the top of your playlist, RL Grime comes close up with his rap remixes and his engineered beats. He mixes voice, pings, dings, drops and more in a way that is unlike any mainstream EDM artist. It only further embodies anything and everything we could want from Trillectro.
Listen before you go: Kingpin (featuring Big Sean) by RL Grime
Cashmere Cat is on the rise
A few months ago, Cashmere Cat dropped a song with the famed Ariana Grande. While Ari’s vocals are what you dream your own would be, it doesn’t overpower Cashmere Cat’s beats. It’s no surprise that when good vocals get added to a Cashmere Cat track, the song ends up becoming a masterpiece. Did I mention that she was the producer on Ari’s My Everything? It’s probably why she sounds familiar.
Listen before you go: Adore (Featuring Ariana Grande) by Cashmere
Dom Kennedy just released a studio album
With five mixtapes to date, Dom Kennedy still proves it’s okay to be 30 years old and keep the game going. In June, he dropped his album By Dom Kennedy leaving a noteworthy print at the beginning of summer. With only one other artist featured (Bonic) on the album, “we never saw this comin.”
Listen before you go: 2 Bad by Dom Kennedy
The potential chance Kehlani will perform with Chance
Merriweather Post Pavilion is no stranger to on-stage collaborations. Earlier at Sweetlife Music Festival, we witnessed SZA and Kendrick Lamar bring the house down together.
We can only hope that Kehlani will perform The Way with Chance the Rapper since it would be a sight to see and tweetable mention.
Aside from our hopes they take the stage together, we’ll still be front and center for Kehlani’s performance. She’s a bit of a game changer with a darker, eerie vibe from some other mainstream women rappers. Her voice reminds you of JoJo, but lyrically stronger with deeper meanings.
Even Selena Gomez claims she fangirls hard for this singer.
Listen before you go: The Way (Featuring Chance the Rapper) by Kehlani