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
Charts Don't Lie: October 19
With new albums at occupying the top three spots (Green Day, Norah Jones and OneRepublic in descending order) on the Billboard 200 chart, Drake is displaced to the #4 position, where he is later joined by the Suicide Squad soundtrack and Solange's surprise release. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and Kanye West are in the top 20 while the rest of the artists are just barely on the outskirts of the top 30. There are no new hip hop releases that make an appearance on this week's chart. ...
Who Are Your Favorite Rappers Voting For?
Tonight marks the third and final presidential debate before the election on November 8th. Ever since the first one, which took place on September 26th, Donald Trump has taken a huge nose-dive in the polls, but as we've seen in races past, anything can happen in the final weeks.
Chance The Rapper Is Headed To The White House Tonight
No one loves Chance The Rapper like Chicago, so it's not a surprise that Barack Obama, who spent some important years of his life in the city, is a fan of the Coloring Book rapper. Chance was among the many artists invited to discuss the My Brother's Keeper Initiative at the White House earlier this year, and his Acid Rap deep cut "Acid Rain" landed on
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Can't Win A Grammy
Frank Ocean's Channel ORANGE won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album back in 2013, but his follow-up, Blonde, will not even be nominated at the 2017 awards. According to Billboard, the album, along with its companion piece, Endless, was never submitted for consideration, and upon missing the deadline, there is now no way it could be considered for this year's awards.
Lil Wayne Doesn't Seem To Know Who Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black & 21 Savage Are
A few months back, a tweet went around that pictured Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage, claiming that no one over the age of 30 could identify all the rappers. Lil Wayne is 34, and he seems to be very much in that (lil) boat.
Chance The Rapper Takes Out Full Page Ad Asking For Grammy Consideration
Recently Chance The Rapper was on the cover of Billboard magazine, alongside a couple of other Grammy hopefuls for 2016. The interview with the trio of artists, of course, touched on The Grammys and some of the challenges each individual faces. Chance shared his perspective as a black male, saying, "Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position.
The Craziest Hip Hop Fans Of 2016
Fans do crazy things when confronted with their heroes. Last year, we covered in depth the pattern of young white males hopping up on stage with Action Bronson, knowing well that he would hurl them back into the audience in a corpulent rage. For some, brushes with fame can provide a thrill like few other earthly pleasures.
Chance The Rapper Is Releasing "Chance 3" New Era Caps Just In Time For Halloween
Chance The Rapper's third mixtape may be called Coloring Book, but the spirit of working title Chance 3 is still very much alive. Of course, Chance rocks a "3" hat on the cover of the project, and has offered some snapbacks and dad hats with the logo on his site. However, the Chicago emcee has now announced that some official New Era caps will be released on Monday, which is a very exciting prospect for fans.
Listen To Lido's Debut Album "Everything"
Known for his work with Chance The Rapper and Towkio, Norwegian producer and singer Lido has now released his debut album. Despite his many connections, the project is devoid of features, which lends to the personal nature of the album, which he has described details a breakup.
19 Rappers Rapping Before The Fame
YouTube is perhaps most useful as a historical archive. When it comes to hip hop, the site is a veritable treasure trove of videos of rappers as they were before the fame, back when their music video budgets hovered in the single digits. These clips are not pretty, but grainier is almost better -- intense pixellation gives these videos the character of artifacts rather than modern footage, even if they are only a few years old.
Chance The Rapper Says He's Voting For Hillary Clinton
Billboard magazine enlists a few Grammy hopefuls for their latest cover, bringing together three starkly different artists for a "candid convo between best new artist hopefuls." Chance The Rapper nabbed one of the spots, alongside Def Jam singer Alessia Cara, and Columbia artist Maren Morris. During the interview with the three artists, Chance speaks about some of the difficulties both he and women face when it comes to the prestigious award ceremony.
"Acid Rap" Air Jordan 3 Customs Made For Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper's "Acid Rap" dropped more than three years ago but the artwork from that classic mixtape is still as fresh in our minds as the day it dropped.
Chance The Rapper To Perform At White House Christmas Tree Lighting
Chance the Rapper is already quite popular in the Obama household.
The 5 Best Moments From Chance The Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day Festival
Chance The Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day was everything its ambitious title promised it would be. The event took place in Chicago's South Side at the White Sox's Cellular One Field, and brought out 47,000 attendees, making it a successfully unifying event for the city. It brought out acts that normally might not perform on the same stag,e including LiL Uzi Vert, Tyler The Creator, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, a closing set by Skrillex, and of course, Chance himself.
Drake Congratulates Chance The Rapper On Launching His Own Festival
Drake has been throwing OVO Fest in his city for 7 years now, so he knows a successful hometown event when he sees one. Chance The Rapper's very first Magnificent Coloring Day took place in Chicago Saturday, featuring acts like Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Tyler, The Creator, LiL Uzi Vert, and even a very special surprise appearance from Kanye West.
Watch Clips From Kanye West's Surprise Set At Magnificent Coloring Day
The first-ever Magnificent Coloring Day went down earlier today as the first music festival to ever be held at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox in the city's Southside. The lineup on the bill was easily one of the best of the season, featuring Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, Chance himself, and more. Though that didn't account for the unannounced special guests, one of whom proved to be a highlight of the festival: hometown hero Kanye West.
Stream Chance The Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day Festival Featuring Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert & Young Thug
Chance The Rapper is throwing a pretty awesome festival in U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago today (Saturday, September 24th), and he's letting those who weren't able to attend a chance to watch from home. You'll need a Tidal subscription, but once you're in, you'll be able to watch all of the sets today, which include performances from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, John Legend, Tyler, The Creator, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Skrillex, and of course Chance himself.
Chance The Rapper & Kaytranada Have New Music Coming
If you're a Chance The Rapper stance, you're already aware of the existence of "They Say," a record the Chicago emcee first performed with The Social Experiment at Austin City Limits in October 2015. Becoming quite legendary among his fanbase, the song came up in a Q&A Chance did in a Twitter in advance of his Magnificent Coloring Day festival happening today. "I'm so glad you asked," he said, answering a question about whether the song would ever be properly released. "'They Say,' will be released for sure. I'm glad you know what that song is.