—article and illustration by Javier Suárez @javiercantdraw

In spirit of AAHH! FEST, which was an unexpectedly phenomenal festival this year, it’s only appropriate to celebrate one of Chicago’s biggest names in hip hop: Common. He’s arguably one of the most respected rappers in the game and also the poster boy for the socially conscious rappers of today. Preaching since the 90s over mellow and tight jazz samples just makes common sense.

Chicago thanks you for the incredible show last night, Common.


Circus Magazine

CIRCUS aims to educate and enlighten the masses of the Generation-Y mindset and perspective–representing today’s young, beautiful and inspirational–our smart and sensational. CIRCUS will give voices to the underrepresented and will start the necessary movement of showcasing the opinions and ideas of our growing (but in the eyes of the current media) invisible intelligentsia. We’re all the stars of our personal CIRCUS–our lives–and we’re merely here to ensure no one misses the greatest shows the world has to offer.