Chance The Rapper Announces His New Beats 1 Radio Show
Now that Drake, Pharrell, and most recently, DJ Khaled have their own Beats 1 Radio shows, Chance The Rapper has decided sign on with Apple for his own segment.Announced on Skateboard P's OTHERtone today, Chance has a new show -- most likely called WorldWideChicago -- coming to the fast-growing network, and while we have no info on what the SURF emcee will be focusing on in his new venture, it seems it may revolve around the music of his hometown.
Kendrick Lamar Appears On The Cover of Billboard Magazine
The stage is set for Kendrick Lamar to dominate the Grammy Awards in a way few hip hop artist have been able to. His 11 nominations are the most for a hip hop artist in a single year, and publications like Billboard have taken note. He appears on this month’s cover of Billboard magazine.
Behind The Beat: C-Sick
C-Sick has been one of Chicago's hardest working producers for quite a few years now, and within the last little while, his name has begun to catch up with his impressive body of work. Recently working with artists like Meek Mill, Lil Durk, and Chance The Rapper, as well as keeping up relationships with longtime collaborators King Louie and Logic, the producer is more recognized than he's ever been, but his work ethic has remained the same throughout.
Chance The Rapper Wants To Start A Duo With Earl Sweatshirt
Before he shared a troika of new tracks last night, Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to express his desire to collaborate with other artists. "[I] need to rap with a group of people!," he wrote. "Never underestimate the power of the collective." A few hours later, Chance responded: "I've been wanting to be in a rap duo with [Earl Sweatshirt] for many years."
Is A Kanye West & Chance The Rapper Collab Dropping Today?
Kanye West's most recent G.O.O.D. Fridays track, "No More Parties in LA," actually dropped on a Monday. It appears that another G.O.O.D. Fridays track may be dropping this fine Monday. What's more, it looks like it'll come with a Chance the Rapper feature.
Chance The Rapper Teases Music From 3rd Mixtape
In a 2016 that will give us Kanye West's SWISH and Drake's Views From the 6, one of the most anticipated projects of year is Chance the Rapper's third mixtape and follow up to his celebrated Acid Rap, which he released almost three years ago. Chance has built hype for the project with the first two singles - "Angels" feat.
Chance The Rapper's "Warmest Winter" Initiative Reaches $100,000 Goal
Chance the Rapper's "Warmest Winter" initiative has reached its goal of raising enough money to fund 1,000 EMPWR coats for the homeless community in Chicago. The campaign began in mid-December, and five days ahead of its deadline, it has already reached its fundraising target of $100,000.
Chance The Rapper Raises $60,000 In 10 Days For "Warmest Winter" Initiative
Not a week goes by without us hearing about the good deeds of Chance the Rapper and his continued mission to raise up the less fortunate in his hometown of Chicago. Though he didn't gift his fans with his third mixtape on Christmas, he was, more importantly, able to raise $60,000 for his "Warmest Winter" initiative, the goal of which is to provide 1,000 EMPWR coats to homeless people in Chicago.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Hottest 50 Songs Of 2015
It's holiday season, and that means it's time to start rolling out the year-end lists. There was almost too much good music to handle, as notable releases week after week meant that only the hottest tracks were able to attain a shelf-life of longer than a couple of months.
Stop Saying "Conscious Rap"
If there's one New Year's resolution that every hip hop fan should adopt for 2016, it's to stop using the term "conscious rap." The catch-all name for political, non-materialistic, socially conscious, or in recent years, "woke" hip hop has been attached to some truly great music, from Grandmaster Flash's "The Message" to Kendrick Lamar's most recent album, and countless other important cultural touchstones along the way. That's not the issue. More rappers should strive to cover these issues in their music, certainly.
Chance The Rapper Starts "Warmer Winter" Initiative To Help Homeless Chicagoans
Chicago Mag named 22-year-old Chance the Rapper its 2015 “Chicagoan of the Year because he's more than an artist -- he's a humanitarian.
Stream Taylor Bennett's Debut Album "Broad Shoulders"
19-year-old Taylor Bennett stands in the long shadow of his older brother Chance the Rapper. But the kid can rap too. Last year he released a well-received mixtape called Mainstream Music. Today, he releases his debut album Broad Shoulders.
Chance The Rapper Brings Out Jeremih On Saturday Night Live
Chance The Rapper began his Saturday by hinting at a "third mixtape" on Twitter, and delivered on the promise of new music on SNL later that night, performing a new song with Jeremih."Somewhere In Paradise," was then launched on iTunes, where it was revealed that the record featured not only 'Mih, but R. Kelly, making it an all-Chicagoan collaboration.
Chance The Rapper Might Debut Music From His "Third Mixtape" On SNL Tonight
While he may have only made occasional appearances on Donnie Trumpet's SURF, Chance's presence was felt throughout the project -- enough that we weren't expecting another mixtape from him anytime soon. Guesting on SNL tonight, Chance has strongly hinted that we may be hearing new music from his proper follow-up to Acid Rap, which has now made us even more excited to tune in.
Spike Lee Calls Out Chance The Rapper Following "Chi-Raq" Criticism
Spike Lee's latest movie, "Chi-Raq," has been receiving a lot of criticism from Chicago rappers, including Chance the Rapper, who called the satirical film "exploitative and problematic." "Let me be the one from Chicago to tell you we not supporting this film out here," he wrote on Twitter last week.
Chance The Rapper Blasts Spike Lee Over "Chi-Raq"
Spike Lee's latest film "Chi-Raq" has been a lightning rod of controversy ever since the trailer aired at the beginning of November.
Chance The Rapper Named Chicagoan Of The Year
Chicago has a whole lot of amazing people working in music right now, and while all of them deserve recognition, it wasn't necessarily expected that a rapper would be given the title of Chicagoan Of The Year. Luckily, Chicago Mag knows what they're talking about, and have named Chance The Rapper as one of the most important people in his city, among four other figures (Chance will be the one on the cover, though).
Chance The Rapper To Perform On SNL
Among the highlights of the ongoing 41st season of Saturday Night Live have been The Weeknd & Nicki Minaj's performance of "The Hills" and Donald Trump doing the "Hotline Bling" dance.
Top Tracks: October 26 - November 1
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