As we reach the fourth and final day of Lollapalooza 2023, the day started with a very stellar Chicago Showcase performance on the Bacardi stage. Which was highlighted by Chicago Hip-Hop pioneers, Crucial Conflict.
The set opening with performances from A Rod 24, upcoming singers Rebecca Brunner and Nola Adé. Brunner and Adé showcasing what beautiful voices they both have during their portion of the performance. Before things went back to some rapping with upcoming Chicago female emcee, Amari Blaze. Having a pretty solid showing while also bringing Chicago female Hip-Hop pioneer, Shawnna, to close her portion of the set.
DJ Pharris, would then give fans in the Grant Park crowd at Lollapalooza, a Chicago Hip-Hop history lesson. As he started off by playing Do or Die and Twista’s classic, Po Pimp, before playing Common and Kanye West’s, Southside and getting more current with some material from the late great, Juice WRLD. Before taking it back and letting the crowd what legendary Chicago Hip-Hop pioneer’s he was bringing out in, Crucial Conflict.
Cold Hard of Crucial Conflict would start off by saying, ”Chicago, what down? C-H-I!” Before going into Ride the Rode, before going into Ghetto Queen, then Scummy and closing out with Hay. Bringing all the energy and giving such a killer performance as always that shows why they have been relevant for 30 years. All of the other Chicago showcase artists coming out towards the end of Hay, rapping and singing along. To show how relevant and legendary, Crucial Conflict, still is. Cold Hard, saying how important it was for Chicago to continue to support their own. Which was the perfect way to start off the final day of Lollapalooza in their hometown by actually seeing all that Chicago unity. Which we don’t always see.