Chance The Rapper News

  • Chance The Rapper Announces "Family Matters" Tour
    Chance The Rapper Announces "Family Matters" Tour
    Jul 28, 2015 at 02:06pm
    Chance The Rapper closed day 3 of the Pitchfork Music Festival the other week, proving the rapper had been prepping SURF with the intention of performing it live. Today, he's shared news of a North American tour in the fall, and it's not entirely clear if the Social Experiment will be involved.
  • Chance The Rapper Says Kanye West Almost Narrated "Surf"
    Chance The Rapper Says Kanye West Almost Narrated "Surf"
    Jul 28, 2015 at 01:28pm
    In a new interview with The Guardian, Chance the Rapper mentioned that Kanye West was close to narrating Surf. 
  • Chance The Rapper Is About To Become A Father
    Chance The Rapper Is About To Become A Father
    Jul 23, 2015 at 04:58pm
    Chance The Rapper manages to lead a pretty private life, despite his continually-increasing fame. He rarely gives interviews, shares details about his personal life, or participates in beefs or gossip, but today, he let us in on a big new development in his life: he's about to become a father. 
  • BJ The Chicago Kid's Major Label Debut Will Feature Chance The Rapper & Kendrick Lamar
    BJ The Chicago Kid's Major Label Debut Will Feature Chance The Rapper & Kendrick Lamar
    Jul 23, 2015 at 02:32pm
    For several years now, BJ The Chicago Kid has been one of R&B's unsung heroes. He's guested on tracks by Freddie Gibbs, Casey Veggies, Big K.R.I.T., Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Joey Bada$$ and pretty much everybody in TDE, and now it's time for him to step into the spotlight as a solo artist. This fall, he'll release his major label debut, In My Mind (not to be confused with Pharrell's debut album of the same name), on Motown, and it'll have some pretty massive features on it.
  • Kanye West Is Involved In Chance The Rapper's New "Collaborative Effort"
    Kanye West Is Involved In Chance The Rapper's New "Collaborative Effort"
    Jul 14, 2015 at 03:18pm
    Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment are getting ready to close the Pitchfork Music Festival this Sunday, but first they made an appearance on local talk show, Windy City Live!. The band performed "Sunday Candy" and "Paranoia" on the show, but Chance also sat down for an interview, in which he hinted at new music with Kanye West. "We started working recently and have a lot of cool ideas brewing," he said. "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists and a lot of dope artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively."
  • Chance The Rapper Is Getting His Own Beer
    Chance The Rapper Is Getting His Own Beer
    Jul 11, 2015 at 04:50pm
    If you've ever attended the Pitchfork Music Festival, you'll know that local brewers Goose Island have made an effort to craft signature beers for the headlining artists over the last few years. This time, Chance The Rapper has been honored in hops.
  • Chance The Rapper Announces New Single, Takes Kids On Surprise Field Trip
    Chance The Rapper Announces New Single, Takes Kids On Surprise Field Trip
    Jul 7, 2015 at 03:29pm
    It may have been hard for people to mention SURF without attaching Chance The Rapper's name to it, and while he was heavily involved, technically speaking, it was a Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment album. Wyhat that means, is that Chance is still preparing an official follow-up to Acid Rap, and speaking with the BBC's DJ Semtex, he revealed plans to release live favorite, "Paradise" as the first single.
  • Chance The Rapper To Star In Upcoming Film "Slice"
    Chance The Rapper To Star In Upcoming Film "Slice"
    Jun 25, 2015 at 07:29pm
    Chance The Rapper continues to take on ventures outside of the traditional rap sphere. After putting on a free event for teens in the Chi, his latest move involves acting.
  • Chance The Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At T.I.P. Festival
    Chance The Rapper Brings Out Kendrick Lamar At T.I.P. Festival
    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:25pm
    After releasing SURF with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, Chance the Rapper has been busy preparing for the first Teens In the Park Festival, which took place this afternoon on Chicago's Northerly Island. The free festival was only available to young Chicagoans, ages 13 to 14, and it featured musical performances from Chance, Donnie Trumpet, DLow, and more young acts hailing from Chicago. 
  • 10 Collaborations We Need
    10 Collaborations We Need
    Jun 19, 2015 at 08:53am
    Advancements of the infinite tool that is the Internet have made collaborating among musicians exponentially easier. Gone are the days where it was nearly impossible to create music without musicians being in the same studio at the same time. Now artists and producers are able to collaborate despite being in different parts of the country, or even across the globe. One can simply email over a verse or an instrumental that can be worked with, and tweaked, into a musical masterpiece. This makes any collaboration possible and has resulted in some incredible creations recently.
  • Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
    Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2015 (So Far)
    Jun 17, 2015 at 03:53pm
    How the hell did we make it through fifty percent of 2015 already? June has seemingly crept up out of nowhere, marking the halfway checkpoint of a year that, so far, has been ripe with exceptional releases from some of hip-hop’s brightest emcees. Releases-- highly anticipated or dropped by surprise, some commercial mixtapes and some full albums -- have infused the year with some fun that surely help the time pass as we approach the new year.
  • Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo
    Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Perform Together With Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo
    Jun 13, 2015 at 01:24pm
    One of the things that makes Bonnaroo a little more special than your average music festival is the jam sessions. Some are organized, while others just seem to happen spontaneously. Earth, Wind & Fires set definitely fell into the latter category last night when they invited a couple of rappers up to freestyle toward the end of their set.
  • Chance The Rapper Is Organizing A Free Festival For Chicago Teens
    Chance The Rapper Is Organizing A Free Festival For Chicago Teens
    Jun 10, 2015 at 01:24pm
    Chance The Rapper is one of the few artists who has been actively uplifting and bettering his own community, not just talking about doing so. We've heard about Chance hosting "Open Mike" (mic) nights in Chicago for high school students, and now he's announced another free event he's putting on for Chi-town teens.
  • Review: Lucki Eck$' "X"
    Review: Lucki Eck$' "X"
    Jun 6, 2015 at 01:30pm
    Lucki Eck$ is one of the more interesting figures in today's rap scene. He may not have a "Trap Queen" under his belt, but with a unique sound, a few solid mixtapes, and no shortage of music videos, the 19-year-old rapper has built an image that his devoted fanbase can't get enough of. 
  • 140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 30 - June 5)
    140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (May 30 - June 5)
    Jun 5, 2015 at 07:55pm
    This week, we finally got the XXL Freshman class, reveled in the glory of Surf, and even got a new Lil Wayne track.  As always, things were popping on Twitter, with poems, playlists, boycotts of restaurants and rumors of joint mixtapes with classic rockers being shared left and right from your favorite rappers. Read on to catch the best tweets of the week.
  • Chance The Rapper Reveals First Week iTunes Downloads For "SURF"
    Chance The Rapper Reveals First Week iTunes Downloads For "SURF"
    Jun 5, 2015 at 03:36pm
    It was assumed that Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment's experimental opus, SURF, would be a free release, but when the LP appeared on iTunes as a complimentary download, it definitely came as a surprise to fans. While the albums "purchases" unfortunately weren't counted towards the charts, Chance The Rapper did get a hold of the official numbers from iTunes, and they're pretty high. Announcing the stats on Twitter today, Chance revealed that the album had been downloaded 618,000 times this week, with 10,198,708 singles moved.
  • 10 Artists Who Might Have Influenced "Surf"
    10 Artists Who Might Have Influenced "Surf"
    Jun 5, 2015 at 01:09pm
    Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's Surf is a diverse collection of sounds ranging from downtempo jazz to upbeat, theatrical hip hop. The crew is undoubtably influenced by tons of different artists, but who are they? First and foremost, you can tell that the SOX was influenced by the cast of features that helped them make the album. J. Cole's consciousness, Erykah Badu's soulfulness, Migos' modern swagger, and Busta Rhymes' spitfire are all present on the album, and not just when they themselves are unleashing it.
  • Top 7 Features On "SURF"
    Top 7 Features On "SURF"
    Jun 3, 2015 at 09:23am
    SURF finally came and it is going to be the soundtrack of everyone’s summer. The super-chill collaborative effort by Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment not only makes a serious case for 2015’s most valuable hip-hop album to date thus far, thanks to Chance the Rapper and the rest of DT & TSE, but it has some serious cameos that add to the fun.
  • Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF"
    Review: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's "SURF"
    Jun 1, 2015 at 06:55pm
    After a long wait, SURF is finally here. The debut LP from The Social Experiment (aka SOX) is billed as Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment despite the fact that the band’s biggest star is obviously Chance The Rapper. The album features, although they aren’t listed on the iTunes version of the free album, the likes of J. Cole, Big Sean, B.o.B, Busta Rhymes, and tons more, making SURF one of the year’s most star-studded affairs.
  • "SURF" Got You Feeling Like What? Fans Rejoice On Twitter
    "SURF" Got You Feeling Like What? Fans Rejoice On Twitter
    May 29, 2015 at 03:07pm
    Fans were pleasantly surprised at Midnight when Chance The Rapper tweeted that  SURF, the long-awaited collaborative album with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, was available for free on iTunes. It turns out, it was well worth the wait.
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