Chance The Rapper News

  • 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.
  • Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment Drop "SURF" On iTunes; Available For Stream
    Chance The Rapper & Social Experiment Drop "SURF" On iTunes; Available For Stream
    May 29, 2015 at 12:00am
    The surprise trend continues tonight as Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment just dropped off their brand new album SURF with Chance The Rapper.
  • Chance The Rapper's "SURF" Is Complete, Full Of Guest Appearances
    Chance The Rapper's "SURF" Is Complete, Full Of Guest Appearances
    May 28, 2015 at 02:30pm
    Chance The Rapper's newest musical offering, officially billed as Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's SURF, has to be one of the most mysterious albums in some time. First of all, the fact that Chance is not billed as the lead artist left many confused, while details of the project have remained scarce.
  • Where Is "Surf"? Fans Inundate Chance The Rapper & Donnie Trumpet's Twitter
    Where Is "Surf"? Fans Inundate Chance The Rapper & Donnie Trumpet's Twitter
    May 20, 2015 at 04:57pm
    Chance The Rapper and his musical collective, The Social Experiment, have been keep their compilation project Surf under lock and key. The project, which is really helmed by Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment, was announced back in October. During an interview for the album announcement, Chance alleged the first Social Experiment project would drop before the end of 2014.
  • The Top 10 Hip-Hop Performances On David Letterman
    The Top 10 Hip-Hop Performances On David Letterman
    May 20, 2015 at 03:51pm
    When you closes your eyes and thinks about hip-hop, it’s safe to assume you are not envisioning David Letterman.  
  • Kanye West & Vic Mensa Put On Surprise Performance At Chance The Rapper's "Open Mike" Event
    Kanye West & Vic Mensa Put On Surprise Performance At Chance The Rapper's "Open Mike" Event
    May 11, 2015 at 10:53pm
    Over the past few months, Chance The Rapper has been hosting "Open Mike" nights for High School students in Chicago, getting kids off the streets and into poetry/music. Well for the students who decided to attend Monday night’s event were treated to quite the surprise.
  • Chance The Rapper Discusses Meeting Kanye, "Wack" Streaming Services At Harvard Lecture
    Chance The Rapper Discusses Meeting Kanye, "Wack" Streaming Services At Harvard Lecture
    May 7, 2015 at 06:56pm
    It's becoming more commonplace for rappers to be granted University lectures, but if your name isn't Kanye West or Lil B The Based God, it might be hard to land a gig at one of the more elite institutions. Chance The Rapper recently broke that barrier, speaking at Harvard University's Hip-Hop Archive & Research Institute, which will surely host plenty of more musicians in the future. 
  • 10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    10 Hottest Singing-Rappers Right Now
    May 7, 2015 at 04:31pm
    Nowadays the lines are becoming blurred as to who is a rapper and who is a singer. Not only are genres being bent in different directions, so that it's not uncommon to find an EDM influence (or folk, if it's Yelawolf) in a rap song and vice versa, but vocals are being bent in every which way as well. Rappers are experimenting with flows and voices, like Kendrick Lamar, and they're also pushing the boundaries when it comes to being a singer.
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