The Village, the largest national conglomerate for black-owned cannabis brands led by former NBA player and entrepreneur Al Harrington, and the NBA’s Wilson Chandler’s Nobody’s Home cannabis brand brought some of today’s brightest Hip-Hop stars to Nobody’s Home Music Festival.
Taking place in the Dwight Mitchell City Center Park, the festival was curated by John Monopoly and brought Rick Ross, G Herbo, Freddie Gibbs, Chase B, Babyface Ray, G.T., and Amiir Perry to the stage.
Nobody’s Home celebrated Chandler’s forthcoming dispensary of the same name. Nobody’s Home is set to open within the next 30 days at 90 W Main St. and will be the first Black dispensary in Benton Harbor. The free festival sustained light rain and welcomed thousands to the festival area.
The festival was a true community experience. Vendors from the area supplied food and security services, and Mayor Marcus Muhammad, visible in a vibrant red suit, was on hand throughout the peaceful celebration. Before the closing performance, Mayor Muhammad took the stage to highlight the importance of the festival being Black-owned, operated, and created for Black people.
The Benton Harbor Festival was infused with a dose of neighboring Chicago as Phli Creator, and PUMA executive Dave Jeff hosted. Power 92 Chicago’s DJ Nephets scored the afternoon and night with sounds ranging from Windy City to Brooklyn drill, a throwback R&B set for the ladies, and new hits from Certified Lover Boy and DONDA.
Following sprinkles of rain, Freddie Gibbs emerged to perform singles from his GRAMMY-nominated album Alfredo. Hitting the stage to “1985,” Gangsta Gibbs would acknowledge the crowd’s reaction to the “GD Anthem” by JGE Rooga before he hit the stage. After the salute, Gibbs worked through “Something to Rap About,” “Look at Me,” among other tracks, before wrapping with “Scottie Beam.”
Following Gibbs, G Herbo would bring a full energy set of new singles and street classics. Herbo touched “Swervo,” the PTSD “Intro,” “I Like,” and even dug deep for “Kill Shit.” Herbo would hop down into the VIP crowd and close with a tribute to the late Juice WRLD.
The Biggest Boss, Rick Ross, would hit the stage to perform a run of catalog spanning hits for a closing set. Rozay would keep the GD energy high with a park, rocking performance of “BMF,” receiving resounding responsive chants of Larry Hoover’s name. Ross would also dive into “MC Hammer,” “The Boss,” “John,” “Hustlin,” and “All I Do Is Win.” Rozay would then be joined by a group of dancers who assisted with performances of “Pop That” and “Bag of Money.”
After Ross closed the festival, the rain would finally arrive in full, thankfully paving for a full festival to be held.
You can catch photos from the day below. Be sure to keep up with Nobody’s Home by visiting their website.