Red Bull Music Festival Chicago – Performances from Nas, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Valee, Shek Wes, Desiigner, 070 Shake

unnamed (53)Red Bull Music Festival Chicago 2018 kicked off at Wintrust Arena Saturday night with a bang by bringing together legenends, luminaries and rising stars from R&B and hip-hop for a legendary Opening Night.

The night began with a poem from local Chicago poet and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School student Jalen Koboyashi, who performed an original piece titled “Wings”.
After Jalen, 070 Shake kicked off the music with performances of her stellar features “Violent Crimes” and “Ghost Town”, saying “Since I’m in Chicago I’m gonna do two songs I was blessed to be on thanks to Kanye West.”
Up next were Chicago’s own Valee, running through a string of hits and showing the crowd why he’s become one of the most imitated artists in hip-hop, Desiigner, who dove head first into the crowd during “Overseas,” and Teyana Taylor, who broke the area down while flanked by three dancers. G.O.O.D Music President then took the stage, running through the entirety of his “Daytona” before finishing with his arena-rattling remix to Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like”.
For the night’s final performance, the legendary Nas held court for a set that saw him performing new hits like “Cops Shot the Kid” alongside his classic records. The decade-spanning set made for the perfect cap to a night that spoke to the best of hip-hop’s past, present and future.
Set List:
Evan Parker With Birds
Jalen / Poetry Piece
070 SHAKE – Violent Crimes
070 SHAKE – Ghost Town
VALEE – Womp Womp
VALEE – Skinny
VALEE – Shell
VALEE – Two 16s
VALEE – Miami
DESIGNER – Timmy Turner
DESIIGNER – Overseas
TEYANA TAYLOR – Rose in Harlem
PUSHA T – If You Know You Know
PUSHA T – The Games We Play
PUSHA T – Hard Piano
PUSHA T – Come Back Baby
PUSHA T – Santeria (feat. 070 Shake)
PUSHA T – What Would Meek Do?
PUSHA T – Infrared
PUSHA T – I Don’t Like (Chief Keef song)
NAS – Adam and Eve
NAS – NY State of Mind
NAS – The Message
NAS – Street Dreams
NAS – If I Ruled The World
NAS – Hate Me Now
NAS – Cops Shot the Kid
NAS – Got Yourself a Gun
NAS – Made You Look
NAS – Not for Radio (feat. 070 Shake)
Desiigner at Opening Night on November 3rd, 2018
Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana / Red Bull Sound Content Pool
Vallee at Opening Night on November 3rd, 2018
Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana / Red Bull Sound Content Pool
Pusha T at Opening Night on November 3rd, 2018
Photo Credit: Victoria Sanders / Red Bull Sound Content Pool
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