Kanye West, The Weeknd, & Chance The Rapper To Headline NYC's Meadows Music Festival
The same company that produces Governor's Ball has announced that the first annual Meadows Music and Arts Festival will take place in Queens, New York on October 1st and 2nd.
Chance The Rapper Announces "Magnificent Coloring World Tour"
Chance the Rapper is taking Coloring Book on tour. The Chicago rapper announced "Magnificent Coloring World Tour" Tuesday morning via Twitter and Instagram.
Top 5 Childish Gambino Collaborations
Childish Gambino isn't someone who often loads his projects with features, but over the course of his career he has made some special bonds with a couple of artists, as well as experimenting with other rappers' sounds on his ROYALTY mixtape. With news that his PHAROS album is on the way in September, we've decided to revisit some of the best work Gambino has done with other artists.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Claims Chance The Rapper Never Paid Them For Beats
It appears Flying Lotus’ comments yesterday about producer’s rights have inspired another production clique to speak up as well. Earlier today, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League took to their twitter accounts to voice their frustration at the music industry, even calling out famed independent rapper Chance The Rapper in the process.
Stream Only Music Now Eligible For Grammy Consideration
In May, a petition started circulating the internet, demanding that free projects i.e. mixtapes be made eligible for Grammy consideration by the Recording Academy. Following the petition going viral, a spokesperson for the Academy conceded that a free music category isn't too far off base-- "The Grammy Awards process is fluid and, like music, continues to evolve," the spokesperson said.
Every Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Collaboration
There's been some recent talk that Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa aren't currently on the best of terms, a thought that has upset fans of both artists, who've been collaborating for years.
Meet SaveMoney's Joey Purp: A Bracing New Presence In Chicago Rap
It's been the better part of four years since the SaveMoney comrade turned professional emcee Joey Purp released his debut project, The Purple Tape, which dropped on his 18th birthday.
Vic Mensa: "I Don't Do My People Dirty"
There has been a fair amount of speculation on whether or not Vic Mensa's Instagram picture of a blurred out Chance the Rapper, coupled with his combustible L.A. Leakers freestyle, constituted a shot at Chance.
The Biggest Star From Each XXL Freshman Class
The XXL Freshman list continues to be a conversation point between rap fans. Every year, there's talk of who was left off, or who shouldn't have been included, but time seems to be the only deciding factor in the conversation. Over the course of 9 covers, we've seen many artists featured in these special issues go many different ways. Some years have been stronger than others, but every issue has spawned at least one certified star, and today we're looking back at the artists that made the biggest impact following their appearance.
Malik Yusef: "There Is No Beef Between Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa"
Vic Mensa seemed to hint strongly that he had terminated his friendship with Chance the Rapper last week by A) obscuring Chance in a picture of the two of them with Jay Z and Beyonce, B) shouting out the rest of his Savemoney homies in ensuing Instagram posts, & C) calling out an unknown party in an
Chance The Rapper Joins Macklemore & Miguel, Covers Biggie At Bonnaroo
Chance The Rapper was THE surprise guest of Bonnaroo Day 2, making appearances during both Bryson Tiller and J. Cole's sets, but during Saturday's day 3 festivities, he did it all over again, blessing both Macklemore and Miguel with guest spots.
Chance The Rapper Crashes J. Cole & Bryson Tiller's Sets At Bonnaroo
Chance The Rapper may not be on the lineup for this year's Bonnaroo festival, but he couldn't resist performing anyway. The Chicago emcee made surprises during both Bryson Tiller and J. Cole's sets Friday night, each time performing his summer anthem, "No Problem," for an ecstatic crowd.
Vic Mensa Blatantly Obscures Chance The Rapper's Face From Group Pic With Jay Z & Beyonce
Lately, Jay Z and Beyonce have been infatuated with two of Chicago's brightest young stars, both thought to be part of the same SaveMoney crew. Jay Z signed Vic Mensa to Roc Nation over a year ago, and it's unclear if Hov is interested in any business dealings with Chance the Rapper, but the Coloring Book emcee has posted a few recent pictures of himself kicking back with hip-hop's royal couple.
Chance The Rapper Reveals That He Nearly Signed With Sony In 2012
After a standout verse on The Life of Pablo and a flawless rollout of a nearly flawless mixtape, Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper is now possibly the most famous and successful independent rapper on the planet. Chance is celebrated for his independence as much as for his singular musical style. But as he revealed in an interview conducted yesterday at the University of Chicago, he came very close to signing a contract with Sony, one of the three major music labels in the world, back in 2012.
Stream Joey Purp's Mixtape "iiiDrops"
Joey Purp is undoubtedly one of the most talented members of Chicago's vaunted Savemoney crew, but he hasn't enjoyed the shine of his crewmates Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa, probably because he hadn't released a project in over three years... until Friday, when he delivered his highly-anticipated mixtape iiiDrops. iiiDrops features appearances from Chance, Vic, Mick Jenkins, Saba, and theMIND. Production comes from Thelonious Martin, Knox Fortune, Smoko Ono, Ducko McFli, Garren (who produced "Smoke Break"), and more.
Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" Is Now Available Across All Streaming Platforms
Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book was exclusive to Apple Music for a full two weeks, but as of today, it can now be streamed on Spotify, Tidal, Pandora and SoundCloud. As far as we know, it will never be available for sale or as a free download, living exclusively as a stream. As well as letting the project go across all platforms, Chance shared the official video for summer anthem "No Problem," yesterday, and he's promised a Chicago remix of the song will arrive soon.
14 Things We Learned From Chance The Rapper's Zane Lowe Interview
Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book has received nearly universal praise since its release earlier this month, and while there's already been a large amount of writing on the subject, there is still much to be told by its creator, Chancelor Bennet, who sat down with Zane Lowe today to discuss the project. The hour-long conversation also featured some never before heard music, mainly in the form of early demos from both Chance and Kanye's albums.
Chance The Rapper's Interview With Zane Lowe Is A Must-Listen
A lot to unpack from Chance the Rapper's new interview with Zane Lowe. Much like Coloring Book, the hour-long interview lived up to lofty expectations. Chance spoke on a variety of topics in depth including collaborations with Kanye West, his spiritual life, and his relationship with the music industry.
Preview Chance The Rapper's Upcoming Interview With Zane Lowe
As Coloring Book continues to drive up Apple Music subscriptions, Beats 1 radio personality Zane Lowe has sat down with Chance the Rapper for an in-depth interview, much like he did with Drake upon the release of VIEWS. Lowe's interview with Chance will air tomorrow on Beats 1, but Apple Music has already made available a video preview as well as three different sound clips from tomorrow's interview.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.