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"Shout out to EVERYBODY that rocked out tonight at Santos. We kiltttttttttt! I love the sh*! Out my fans" - Sasha Go Hard
"NYC santos just went TF up. Showed hella love. Big shout outs to everybody that came." - Sasha Go Hard
Sasha Go Hard @ Santos - 9/20/12
Here's an indicator of the presence of Chicago's drill scene in hip-hop. Sasha Go Hard, the 20-year-old from the city's South Side, kicked off her New York City debut last night at Santo's Party House by arriving to the stage to Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." At this point, the song's riotous energy and lyrics were pretty familiar with the crowd. It set the tone for her entire set--to the delight of many. After building a fan base from her viral street hits, it's safe to say that Sasha is breaking out of her regional popularity.Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard made her way to NYC for two shows last week, first at Santos Party House on Thursday (9/20) with LE1F and then at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) with DJ Manny, J-Cush, Cedaa, and Durban.
"Make some noise if you are ready to turn up!" Sasha shouted as she hit the stage for her first headlining look. Wearing a black tee with the words "Sasha Go Hard" written in yellow and dark shades, the drill princess wasted little time keeping the crowd fired up. She went in with her standout cuts from her second mixtape Do You Know Who I Am?--first with "Why They Mad?" and then the inked-up anthem "Tatted." Chi-Town's go-to video director and producer DGainz was her hype man for the night, which he accentuated all of her hard-hitting punchlines. [XXL]
For Sasha, the Santos show was her NYC debut. LE1F, on the other hand, is used to tearing it up at his hometown shows, and he played through a bunch of his Dark York mixtape, of course including standout single, "Wut." As mentioned, LE1F is hitting the road with Das Racist, SAFE, and Lakutis for a tour that brings him back to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza on October 15 (moved from the original September 27 date).
More pictures of Sasha and LE1F from the Santos show are below...
Sasha Go Hard is yet another rapper to emerge from the burgeoning Chicago rap scene, having begun to pick up buzz with her second mixtape, Do U Know Who I Am, which she dropped over the summer. Like fellow Chi Townie Chief Keef (who Sasha has collaborated with in the past but hasn't talked to in a while, and whose grandma says he isn't a gangster), Sasha has been produced by the talented Young Chop (who also helmed the beat on Keef's "I Don't Like") and also by DGainz (who directed the video for "I Don't Like" and also contributed production to the upcoming King L).
In addition to those two guys, the rest of the tape features production by Absolut P, Ur Boy Black, Block On Da Track, DJ Kenn, Southside and J. Hill, in addition to including a few guest rappers from the scene, most notably Katie Got Bandz and Chella H, on closing track, "I'm Hotta." You can download the mixtape for free HERE and stream it, along with the videos for the Young Chop-produced "I Think I Like That" and the DGainz-produced "Tatted," below.
Sasha will be making her way to NYC for the 9th Shortcuts party at Santos Party House on September 20 with LE1F. Tickets for that party are on sale now. The flier is below. She'll also stick around to play 285 Kent on September 22.
The Santos show happens right before LE1F heads out as a support act on the previously discussed Das Racist tour, which also includes support from SAFE and Lakutis, the latter two of who just played Glasslands on Monday (9/10). That tour hits NYC on September 27 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.
An updated list of Das Racist tour dates and the tour flier, plus the Sasha Go Hard streams and videos are below.