Last night, AT&T continued the codes of culture celebration in Chicago’s (312) in Chicago – the city that’s second to none! (312) Day, curated by AT&T, was a one-night only Chicago-style street festival honoring the rich cultural impact of the famous Chicagoland area code.
Packing the house at Revel Fulton Market, the night brought together talent and cultural leaders to share why the (312) is so important. Below is a recap, sound bites and images from the evening for your coverage consideration.
Cultural Conversation: Chicago native and radio host Kendra G moderated a roundtable discussion with Chicago’s own influential culture leaders Jamila Woods (Poet, Singer), Don C (Streetwear & Sneaker Designer), Justin Cunningham (Co-found of Social Works), Lil Rel (Actor, Comedian) and Lupe Fiasco (Rapper, Producer) as they discussed Chicago’s cultural landscape, the power associated with that impact and why Chicago is second to none.
Performances: Keeping the room alive with energy, hip hop natives Dreezy, Vic Mensa and Lupe Fiasco each took to the stage performing their old and new hits! Dreezy performed a melody of Body, Chanel Slides, Close To You and more. Vic Mensa kept the crowd buzzing performing 16 Shots, Deserve It, and U Mad. And Lupe Fiasco closed out the night performing Kick Push, Superstar, Show Goes On and Cripple.
Between hip hop acts, the night also featured DJ sets from influential Chicago artists Sahar Habibi and a special surprise performance from The Twilite Tone. Additional on-site activations and experiences included a slam poetry artist showcase room featuring Young Chicago Authors, limited edition (312) Chi Town Goods created live on-site by Joe Freshgoods, a custom (312) graffiti wall from The Graffiti Institute led by art curators such as Miguel “Kane One” Aguilar, as well as a timeline wall portraying the visual languages of the (312) streets that explores the narrative of the soul of the city.
Lupe Fiasco (Rapper, Producer), Don C (Streetwear & Sneaker Designer), Vic Mensa (Rapper), Lil Rel (Actor, Comedian), Jamila Woods (Poet, Singer), Justin Cunningham (Co-founder of Social Works), Dreezy (Rapper), Kendra G (Moderator), Jibrizy (Hip hop illusionist), Sahar Habibi (DJ), The Twilite Tone (DJ), Crucial Conflict (Hip Hop Group), Miranda Mayo (Actor) and Kristen Noel Crawley (Model, Owner KNC Beauty) and more!
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