On Sunday (Aug. 25), rapper-producer Kanye West took his Sunday Service to Dayton, Ohio, in “in support of the victims and survivors of the Dayton mass shooting,” as Pitchfork reports.
During the “All Falls Down” rapper’s service, which took place prior to Dave Chappelle’s block party and concert that was also in benefit of Dayton mass shooting victims and survivors, West played house music, and native Chicagoans, like West, went crazy on social media.
There’s a clip of Kanye West rocking sunglasses and a navy and yellow “Sunday Service Choir” shirt while playing the keyboard that’s circulating social media, and someone can be heard in the background at the end of the clip saying, “Give us one more. Give us another one. Give us some more!”
In the comment section of the clip that The Shade Room shared on Instagram, comedian and actor Deray Davis, who is native to The Windy City wrote, “Chicago house music!!! Started all of it!!”
“Chicago put House Music on the map. Ask all the folks in their 50’s and 60’s, they’ll tell ya!! Yes that’s how old house music is,” @dawn_jay123 commented.
“Thanks, Kanye for taking us back to good music. Jersey in da house,” a woman with the IG handle @iamjessenia wrote.
“Chi-town may have started but NY/NJ DJ’s like Master at Work put the ummff to it!!!” @dialtone said.
“Where are y’all gettin your information from? This is straight Chicago house music… Back when twerkin was called pumpin it and dookie booty. We was footworkin, percolating, and pumpin it off this music. Stop it!” @queen_scorpio_1 replied.
“Can’t take the CHI out of Kanye…” @msalmeda wrote. There were countless other comments regarding Chicago and house music left underneath the post. Several people also took to Twitter to share their thoughts regarding the Chicago native’s Sunday Service in Dayton.
There’s no debating that house music did, in fact, originate in Chicago. In the early 1980s, the electronic dance genre that’s characterized by monotonous 4/4 beats and synthesized basslines was created in Chi-town’s underground club culture.
DJs such as Chip E., Steve Hurley, and Frankie Knuckles, among others are to thank for bringing the infectious genre to the forefront.