Chance The Rapper News

  • Chance The Rapper Cancels Tour Dates Following Illness
    Chance The Rapper Cancels Tour Dates Following Illness
    Apr 24, 2015 at 03:46pm
    Chance The Rapper hasn't had good luck with his health over the last couple of years. One year ago (nearly to the day, actually), the Chicago emcee announced that he would be cancelling some shows after suffering symptoms of tonsillitis and the flu. Today, he's once again out for a few shows following a bout of sickness.
  • The 10 Most Ridiculous Scenes In Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful"
    The 10 Most Ridiculous Scenes In Action Bronson's "Mr. Wonderful"
    Mar 23, 2015 at 01:48pm
    The cover to Action Bronson's new album, Mr. Wonderful, shows an illustration of Bronson spread-eagle perched atop a golden staircase. It's inspired by a scene from the 1988 American kung-fu film Bloodsport, in which the main character sits in the same pose overlooking Hong Kong as he prepares for battle. Indeed, much of Mr. Wonderful is inspired by cinema.
  • Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful"
    Stream Action Bronson's New Album "Mr. Wonderful"
    Mar 23, 2015 at 11:55am
    Today (March 23) marks the release of Action Bronson's latest album Mr. Wonderful. After a slew of highly successful mixtapes, Mr. Wonderful is Bronson's first album on a major label, Vice Records via Atlantic. The release was preceded by three singles, "Easy Rider", "Actin Crazy", and "Terry", and we also heard a leak of "Baby Blue", featuring Chance the Rapper. 
  • Chance The Rapper Is Releasing A Short Film Tomorrow
    Chance The Rapper Is Releasing A Short Film Tomorrow
    Mar 19, 2015 at 04:53pm
    Chance the Rapper is a busy man these days. As we await the release of Surf, his upcoming album with his band The Social Experiment, Chance has just notified us that he's releasing a short film, "Mr. Happy", tomorrow (March 20). There hasn't been much promotion, but since it's Chance (real name Chancelor Bennett), we'll expect something fascinating. The film is directed by Colin Tilley, a close friend of Chance's, who has directed music videos for Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj, among many others. 
  • 10 Essential Chance The Rapper Tracks
    10 Essential Chance The Rapper Tracks
    Mar 14, 2015 at 02:33pm
    Chancelor Bennett is only 21 years old, but most of us know him as Chance The Rapper. It's through this moniker that he's brought his artistry to the world over the past few years.
  • Top Tracks of The Week:  February 10- February 17
    Top Tracks of The Week: February 10- February 17
    Feb 17, 2015 at 06:49pm
    If it weren't for the weird for-pay nature of Drake's new "mixtape" then all five of these tracks would come from the 6 God. That's not to say the rest of the week was terrible. Our Top 100 chart contained a number of notable tracks.  Standouts this week included Migos, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper and OT Genasis. Take a look at the list and feel free to suggest your own top tracks in the comments.
  • Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Feb 13, 2015 at 10:53am
    Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago. 
  • Chance The Rapper Auditioned For The Dr. Dre Role In The N.W.A. Biopic
    Chance The Rapper Auditioned For The Dr. Dre Role In The N.W.A. Biopic
    Feb 11, 2015 at 07:23pm
    At this point, the N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton", is pretty much under wraps. An extended trailer was just released this week, with actor Corey Hawkins playing the all-important role of Dr. Dre. Generally, the cast is pretty low-profile, with Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr., being the only instantly-recognizable name in the group of actors playing the five members.
  • Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
    Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
    Jan 29, 2015 at 07:11pm
    Earlier today, GQ unveiled a new interview with Chance The Rapper (in which he reveals that Andre 3000, J Cole and Frank Ocean are on his debut album), and now, the precocious Chicagoan pops up in the pages of another prominent magazine: The Fader. Along with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment, Chance graces the cover. Take a look above.
  • Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
    Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
    Jan 29, 2015 at 04:55pm
    Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it. 
  • Chance The Rapper Helps Chicago Students Celebrate The Inaugural Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge
    Chance The Rapper Helps Chicago Students Celebrate The Inaugural Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge
    Jan 20, 2015 at 05:52am
    Chance the Rapper and an all-star team of celebrities helped Get Schooled and 3000 Chicago public high school students celebrate the raising of $100,000 for six Chicago high schools and six Community Based Organizations which earned the most points in the "Get Connected Challenge."
  • Chance The Rapper, Nas, Mike Tyson Featured On Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Album
    Chance The Rapper, Nas, Mike Tyson Featured On Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Album
    Jan 19, 2015 at 06:03pm
    Madonna had the inconvenience of having demo versions of half of her album leak late least year, causing her to rush release 6 tracks well before the release of the album. At the time, Madge had not even secured a final tracklist, but today, she's released the official selection.
  • ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
    ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
    Jan 6, 2015 at 11:07am
    Making the Forbes list in an honor often romanticized in rap, and if the latest "30 under 30" list is any indication, more and more hip hop and R&B artists will find themselves in the Forbes tax bracket. About a third of this year's list -- which looks at artists in their 20s who are making some serious moves in the industry -- is made up of rappers, producers, and R&B singers. 
  • Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
    Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
    Dec 30, 2014 at 06:07pm
    Welcome to the final Top Tracks of 2014. For the new readers, TTOTW is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
    Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
    Dec 16, 2014 at 06:24pm
    This is our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. The charts were absolutely stacked with worthy contenders this week, including new tracks from Fabolous, Chief Keef, Kanye West and Chance the Rapper.
  • Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 24- Dec. 2
    Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 24- Dec. 2
    Dec 2, 2014 at 05:08pm
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts. Please keep in mind that Top Tracks highlights a hand-picked assortment of the most popular songs on our charts. These are songs that generated a lot of interest and still deserve a second look or a deeper consideration. For tracks that deserve more love than they got, go check out Underrated Audio.
  • Stream Taylor Bennett's New EP "Freshmen Year: 1st Semester"
    Stream Taylor Bennett's New EP "Freshmen Year: 1st Semester"
    Dec 1, 2014 at 06:16pm
    Last week, a few unreleased Taylor Bennett tracks showed up online courtesy of hackers, and after Bennett (the younger brother of Chance The Rapper) publicly admonished the thieves, he's shared all four as an EP on his SoundCloud. Entitled Freshmen Year: 1st Semester, the rushed release isn't available for download, but you can stream it below.
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 13)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 13)
    Nov 14, 2014 at 04:11pm
    Did the Internet break? No, but we certainly got a lot of things to tweet about just because of the power of one ass. Kim Kardashian's booty was displayed in its full, majesty force — along with other lady parts — on the latest Paper Magazine cover. If you haven't heard or seen it, our condolences: You're dead and you've spent the past few days in Twitter-less limbo.
  • City Of Chicago Names Chance The Rapper "Outstanding Youth of the Year"
    City Of Chicago Names Chance The Rapper "Outstanding Youth of the Year"
    Nov 10, 2014 at 12:47pm
    Although Chance included the title in his rap name, and asked you to "please say" it in one of his best-loved tracks, "The Rapper" hasn't been the only occupation that the 21 year old MC has taken on since rising to fame with acclaimed mixtapes. "The Activist" is another hat Chance often wears, what with his #SaveChicago initiative and the unflinching attention he seems to pay to his city's youth violence problem, and today, he's been recognized for that aspect of his career.
  • On The Come Up: Alex Wiley
    On The Come Up: Alex Wiley
    Nov 5, 2014 at 05:20pm
    HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category.
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