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.
Chance The Rapper Is The Face Of H&M x Kenzo's New Campaign
Back in May, H&M announced that it was partnering up with French luxury brand Kenzo for a collection that would be hitting retailers this November. In addition to their collab with Kenzo, the brands have also commissioned Chance The Rapper to be the face of their new campaign, which was just recently revealed. In the new video clip, Chance talks about his love for film and screenwriting, and how that connects with his musical stylings.
20 Legendary Rapper Yearbook Photos
As cool as rappers may seem to you now, there was a time when your favorite spitter was in high school, and as dope as they may have seen themselves, we're certain that each one of them dealt with some serious haters. We're gonna take you on a tour of 20 rapper yearbook photos, an expansion of our previous list.
Charts Don't Lie: September 21
With six new releases taking up the top eleven spots on the Billboard 200, most hip hop records took a tumble on the charts this week. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack each bounced up a spot, to #2 and #3 respectively, but everyone else on our list fell, aside from Kanye who stayed put at the #21 spot. After debuting with the #1 album in the country, Travis Scott lands at #6 with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Beyonce, and DJ Khaled stay within the top 20 with their newest releases.
Chance The Rapper Gives Update On "Good Ass Job" Collab Album With Kanye West
During an interview with Zane Lowe in May, Chance the Rapper revealed that he and Kanye West hoped to make a collaborative album called Good Ass Job. Chance offered an update on the album during a new interview with 'The Cruz Show' on LA's Power 106:
Chance The Rapper To Livestream "Magnificent Coloring Day" On TIDAL
Chance the Rapper is throwing a giant party on Saturday, September 24th at U.S. Cellular Field. It's called "Magnificent Coloring Day," and it will feature performances from Chance, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Skrillex, Alicia Keys, Francis and the Lights, and more. Tuesday morning TIDAL announced that it will offer a livestream of the entire event.
New Marvel Hip Hop Variants: ScHoolboy Q, Tyler, the Creator, Chance the Rapper, & More
Marvel is back with a giant batch of hip hop variant covers. No need to dawdle, let's jump right in. Here they are in order of appearance: Nova #1 by Christian Ward | Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book Champions #1 by Rahzzah | Wu-Tang Clan's Iron Flag Cage! #1 by Marco D’Alfonso | LL Cool J's Bigger & Deffer Foolkiller #1 by Jeffrey Veregge | Insane Clown Posse’s The Great Milenko
Lil Wayne Comes At Cash Money With Updated "No Problem" Lyrics
Lil Wayne rapped an impressive verse on Chance the Rapper's summer smash "No Problem," which came out about four months ago. Things have changed since then -- Wayne recently expressed "mental defeat" in light of his taxing legal battle with Cash Money Records.
Chance The Rapper To Offer Voter Registration During “Magnificent Coloring World” Tour
Since he entered the game, Chance The Rapper has always been an advocate for the people & community, constantly addressing his opinions on social injustices & believing people need to protect & stand up for their rights. And what better way to see change happen than to vote, and that’s exactly what Chance is trying to urge his fans to do for this upcoming President election.
Beyonce Hosts Lit "Soul Train"-Themed 35th Birthday Party
Beyonce spent her 35th birthday on Sunday at Made in America Festival in Philly, where Chance the Rapper serenaded her with a special rendition of "Happy Birthday." The proper birthday turn-up didn't commence until Monday night, when Beyonce hosted a "Soul Train"-themed party.
Artists React To Possibility Of Lil Wayne's Retirement
Earlier today, the rap world awoke to some potentially devastating news, as everyone got word of Lil Wayne venting his excruciating frustrations on Twitter and suggesting his retirement. "I AM NOW DEFENSELESS and mentally DEFEATED," he wrote at around 4 AM this morning, seemingly in response to his futile attempts to escape his contract with Cash Money Records.
Diddy Brings Out Chance The Rapper & Jeremih In Chicago
After a brief delay (so Diddy could fully recover from shoulder surgery), the Bad Boy Reunion Tour got underway Thursday night in Chicago. The set design looked pretty great, and the bill was stacked, but Diddy wanted something a little more, and so he brought out hometown heroes Chance the Rapper and Jeremih.
Top Tracks: August 21 - August 28
Can we finally breathe a sign of relief after what's proven to be a crazy August?
Chance The Rapper & Alicia Keys To Perform At Apple Music Festival
Apple has announced the lineup for Apple Music Festival 10, scheduled to take place September 18-30 at London venue The Roundhouse. Relevant performers for readers who frequent this site are pretty much limited to Chance the Rapper and Alicia Keys. Other performers include Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Bastille, and Michael Buble. Keys will perform on September 20th; Chance will close out the festival on September 30th.
Chance The Rapper Says Malia Obama & President Obama Listen To "Coloring Book"
GQ released a profile on Chance The Rapper today, which takes us back to the day before Chance hit the ESPYs stage out in L.A., where the rapper performed a record off his critically acclaimed Coloring Book mixtape in tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
Chance The Rapper Launches Campaign To Get His Music On The Radio
Chance The Rapper has built his success without the help of a major label deal or management, and he’s very good at getting his music out to the world. He recently set his sights on morning shows, and achieved his goal with alacrity, appearing on “Good Morning America” this past Monday to perform “Summer Friends” off his Coloring Book mixtape.