Chance The Rapper To Perform On Last SNL Of 2016
Saturday Night Live announced that Chance the Rapper will be the musical guest on December 17th, show's final broadcast of 2016.
Chance The Rapper Performs At White House National Christmas Tree Lighting
Last night, Chance the Rapper took the stage at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the White House. He brought a full band with him -- rhythm section, backup singers, and horns, including his trusty wingman Nico Segal -- to perform "Sunday Candy" and other Chance classics. Other performers at the ceremony included Kelly Clarkson, Yolanda Adams, James Taylor, Marc Anthony, and The Lumineers.
Chance The Rapper Will Write The Foreword To "A People's History Of Chicago"
Chance The Rapper is a hero in his city of Chicago, as well as a great writer, so it only makes sense for the Coloring Book emcee to pen the foreword to Kevin Coval's book A People's History Of Chicago. As Reddit's HHH points out, the book has popped up as a preorder on Haymarket.
The Best Hip Hop Songs (On Spotify) Of November 2016
Earlier this year, HNHH launched a Spotify playlist called FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now. The playlist is updated on a daily basis. It lives on Spotify and thus is inherently imperfect, because not all super-hot hip hop songs have been added to Spotify. Still, the playlist is generally representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B.
Beyoncé, David Bowie & Chance The Rapper Top Rolling Stone's 2016 Best Albums List
Hip-hop has been well represented in the year 2016, and it's always a beautiful thing to see that reflected in the end of year lists of the mainstream music publications. Beyoncé and Chance The Rapper both had incredible years, and their projects were essentially impossible for the world of rock music to ignore. Rolling Stone released their list of the "50 Best Albums of 2016" today. Here's where hip-hop stood on that list.
Chance The Rapper Is Working On His First Proper Studio Album
Though it's been distributed through Apple and has spawned its own tour, Chance The Rapper has always called Coloring Book a mixtape, one of three the Chicago emcee has put out over the course of his career. As the lines are blurred between mixtape and album, partially by Chance himself, it seemed that the rapper may never actually put out a proper "studio album," but in a new interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, he revealed that may be just what he's doing now.
Chance The Rapper Cancels Remaining Europe Concerts
News has surfaced via MCD Productions, an Irish concert promoter, that Chance The Rapper has cancelled the rest of his shows on the European leg of his world tour. The cancellation is unfortunate, but not massive - he'll be missing two shows in Dublin and one show in Manchester. Here's what their facebook post said:
Chance The Rapper Sends "Special Prayer" To Kanye West
Chance The Rapper keeps it "100 grand" about his undying love and admiration for Kanye West. He's in the UK right now, and on a stop at BBC Radio 1 to perform a couple tracks (including "All We Got" and a cover of Drake's "Feel No Ways"), Chance took a moment to make a prayer for Yeezy in his time of need. Here's what Chance said:
Watch Lil Wayne, A$AP Mob, YG & More Perform At Camp Flog Gnaw Day 1
Camp Flog Gnaw is bigger than ever. The 5th annual event, organized by Tyler The Creator, is happpening this weekend in L.A., and Day 1 got things off to a pretty crazy start.
Nico Segal Abandons His "Donnie Trumpet" Nickname After Donald Trump's Victory
Nico Segal, a leading member of the group The Social Experiment -- also made up of Chance The Rapper, Peter Cottontale, Greg Landfair Jr., and Nate Fox, will no longer be using his usual moniker of "Donnie Trumpet" in an attempt to distance himself from U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, who presumably inspired the nickname in the first place. In a letter posted on his website and to his social media accounts, he announced that he will once again be recording under his given name. "Farewell, Donnie Trumpet," he begins.
Chance The Rapper Leads Parade Of Fans Through Streets Of Chicago To Polling Site
Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day, and to make sure the country stays united as one Chance The Rapper is doing everything in his power to make sure the people get out and vote. Aside from performing at Hilary Clinton’s rally last week, the Chicago artist decided to put on a free concert Monday night at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park to encourage fans to vote. But he didn't stop there either.
Jay Z, Beyonce & Chance The Rapper Star In Ad For Hillary Clinton
If you saw any footage from Jay Z and Beyonce's concert in Cleveland Friday night, you'll know that the power couple are endorsing Hillary Clinton in this election, and today they've shared a new ad encouraging fans to use their vote this Tuesday. Premiered on Tidal, the ad features words from both Jay and Bey, as well as guests at the show like Chance The Rapper and Big Sean. "She's killing this race, but she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on November 8th and cast our vote," says Chance during a clip from his performance.
Watch J. Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper Perform At Jay Z & Beyonce's Hillary Clinton Rally
By now you've seen Jay Z and Beyonce welcoming presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the stage at their rally in Cleveland last night, and now you can watch their full performances, complete with any special guests.
Chance The Rapper Playing Free Concert In Chicago To Get The Youth To Vote
Lil Chano has done more than his fair share for American democracy this year. As one of rap's most visible stars, Chance took his platform as a responsibility to do good, bringing voter registration tables to all of his Magnificent Coloring Book tour dates.
Tracklist & Album Cover Revealed For John Legend’s “Darkness And Light”
John Legend is getting ready to release his fifth studio album on December 2 called Darkness And Light, but before he does so he’s got some promoting to do first. At midnight, the follow up to 2013’s Love In The Future will be made available for pre-order on iTunes, ultimately revealing the album cover & tracklist in the process, but for now those details have surfaced online a few hours early.
"The Hamilton Mixtape" Features Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, Usher, & More
Lin-Manuel Miranda has been working on the mixtape edition of the "Hamilton" soundtrack for years. He announced Thursday morning that the mixtape is finally complete and pre-order will be available tomorrow (Friday, Nov 4). He also revealed a star-studded 23-song tracklist, which features appearances from Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, The Roots, Dave East, Joell Ortiz, Aloe Blacc, Nas Usher, Miguel, John Legend, Ashanti, Jill Scott, Snow tha Product, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Ja Rule, and more.
Charts Don't Lie: November 2
A series of new, non-rap albums took over the top four spots this week, leaving just Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack in the overall top 10. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and the new one from D.R.A.M. represent in the teens, while Kanye West, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Chance The Rapper, and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin take us up into the 30s.
Top 5 Lil Yachty Guest Verses Of 2016 (So Far)
Lil Yachty has had a huge year, and while one can't overlook the following he's built off of mixtapes like Lil Boat and Summer Songs 2, some of his most prominent moments have been on other artist's songs. As we speak, DRAM's "Broccoli" is sitting at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it not only Yachty's biggest hit, but one of the biggest rap songs of 2016.
A Conversation With Nate Fox, The Producer "In The Trenches" Of Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book"
It's impossible to talk about Chance The Rapper without talking about his band The Social Experiment, and it's impossible to talk about The Social Experiment without talking about producer Nate Fox. Nate has been on board with Chance since the two met at SXSW around the time the buzzing rapper had released his debut mixtape 10 Day. The two exchanged information, and Nate handed over some beats, which would end up being the foundation of Chance's breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap. "That was the starting point for the project...
Chance The Rapper, Tory Lanez, & Rae Sremmurd Make Spotify's "25 Under 25" List
Thursday morning, Spotify released its third annual "25 Under 25" list of influential artists under the age of 25. Spotify's algorithm combines several factors, including monthly streams and the artists' presence on Spotify's charts and most popular playlists. This year, pop artist Shawn Mendes took the top spot, followed by Ariana Grande and Chance the Rapper. Here are the hip hop artists that appeared in this year's Top 25: 3. Chance the Rapper 13. Tory Lanez 17. Desiigner 23. Rae Sremmurd