14 Things We Learned From Chance The Rapper's Zane Lowe Interview
Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book has received nearly universal praise since its release earlier this month, and while there's already been a large amount of writing on the subject, there is still much to be told by its creator, Chancelor Bennet, who sat down with Zane Lowe today to discuss the project. The hour-long conversation also featured some never before heard music, mainly in the form of early demos from both Chance and Kanye's albums.
Chance The Rapper's Interview With Zane Lowe Is A Must-Listen
A lot to unpack from Chance the Rapper's new interview with Zane Lowe. Much like Coloring Book, the hour-long interview lived up to lofty expectations. Chance spoke on a variety of topics in depth including collaborations with Kanye West, his spiritual life, and his relationship with the music industry.
Preview Chance The Rapper's Upcoming Interview With Zane Lowe
As Coloring Book continues to drive up Apple Music subscriptions, Beats 1 radio personality Zane Lowe has sat down with Chance the Rapper for an in-depth interview, much like he did with Drake upon the release of VIEWS. Lowe's interview with Chance will air tomorrow on Beats 1, but Apple Music has already made available a video preview as well as three different sound clips from tomorrow's interview.
Top Tracks: May 16 - May 22
This past week, we were finally able to take a deep breath and reflect on all of the major projects we've heard in the past month -- A$AP Ferg, Bankroll Mafia, Beyoncé, Drake, Skepta, Rittz, Chance The Rapper, and Post Malone have all dropped full-lengths in that relatively brief timespan. It would appear that the summer's first burst of high-profile albums has subsided, but as we await projects from Travi$ Scott, YG, ScHoolboy Q, and others, at least guys like The Underachievers and Casey Veggies have given us something new to chew on.
Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" Charts At No. 8 On Billboard 200
On May 13, Chance the Rapper dropped his much anticipated "third mixtape," Coloring Book, to near-universal acclaim. As it was an unconventional release, made exclusively available for streaming via Apple Music (and not for purchase), it was unclear how the project would fare on the Billboard 200 albums chart. As streams count toward album sales these days, though, early reports projected that Coloring Book would land in the top 10.
Joey Purp Shares "iiiDrops" Release Date & Tracklist
SaveMoney emcee Joey Purp has been impressing more and more with each of the singles he's dropped ahead of his upcoming debut album, iiiDrops. He just shared a new one that'll surely turn some heads -- "GIRLS @," featuring Chance the Rapper and produced by Knox Fortune. With the new single, Joey has let fans know that his new album is just over a week away. Get ready for iiiDrops to arrive next Friday, May 27.
Chance The Rapper Announces "Magnificent Coloring World" Event In Chicago
Chance The Rapper keeps the momentum for his new mixtape Coloring Book going with an announcement of an event this morning surrounding the project. The rapper's project has been extremely well-received, living up to expectations and Chance's own claims that Coloring Book is better than SURF.
Chance The Rapper Speaks On Duality Of His Relationship With Kanye West
Kanye West has definitely been tweeting a lot more these past few months, but still, it's an event whenever he tweets. Recently he made a few tweets in regards to Chance The Rapper and his new mixtape Coloring Book, on which Ye is featured on the intro (returning the favor as Chance appeared on his TLOP intro).
These Hip Hop Artists Are "On The Way To Legend" According To Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli can usually be found debating, arguing, or flat out beefing with his Twitter followers. On Tuesday, he responded to a tweet that suggested that there are no one today matches the artistry of golden era greats like Rakim and A Tribe Called Quest. “I disagree,” Kweli wrote. “RTJ, Joey Badass, Kendrick, Cole, Rapsody, Anderson Paak Chance, all great on the way to legend.”
Grammys Would Consider Adding A Free Music Category
Under the Recording Academy's current rules, music must be "commercially released" to be eligible for a Grammy nomination. This eligibility requirement does not reflect the current music climate, in which many projects are released for free, e.g. mixtapes.
Review: Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book"
Save for a cluster of Chance The Rapper's most dedicated fans, I imagine that everyone has considered him corny at least once.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
Top Tracks: May 9 - May 15
In contrast with the first few months of 2015, when it seemed like our Top Tracks lists were just the same Kanye and Drake tracks rising and falling with each ensuing week, the past few editions have been utter chaos, with the #1 spot changing every week. Staying power is proving difficult to achieve in an increasingly crowded summer playing field-- Beyoncé and Birdman's chart-toppers from two and one week ago, respectively, are nowhere to be found this week, although a few of the lower-ranking tracks stuck it out.
Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" To Chart On Billboard 200
Chance The Rapper's new project, Coloring Book, may be a 'mixtape' in that Apple Music users can download it for free, however streams are still being counted towards his 'sales' and thus, Chance will be appearing on the Billboard 200.
Chance The Rapper Confirms Existence Of Joint Project With Childish Gambino
Back in June 2014, Childish Gambino revealed that he had a joint EP in the works with Chance the Rapper, only to announce that they had put the project on hold four months later. "We're both really busy," he explained.
5 Producers You May Not Know On Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book"
Chance the Rapper's new mixtape Coloring Book features a few well-known producers, most notably Kaytranada, Lido, and Donnie Trumpet. The majority of the producers, however, were relatively obscure finds. It appears that Chance scoured the web and worked his network of artists to find producers whom he believed could could carry out his specific vision -- gospel chords, lustrous synths, and lots of horns.
Stream Chance The Rapper's New Project "Coloring Book"
It’s been a little bit over three year since Chance the Rapper last dropped off his latest solo project Acid Rap, but thankfully that streak finally comes to an end here today. With the clock striking midnight, the Chicago rapper decided to make his new effort, Chance 3 Coloring Book, available on iTunes/ Apple Music.
Chance The Rapper & Lin-Manuel Miranda Cover Complex
Complex scored two highly respected figures in hip hop for their June/July cover in Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Chance... well youi know Chance. Miranda is bringing hip hop to a broader audience with his sensational Broadway musical "Hamilton." The gritty cover shoot depicts Chance and Miranda wearing overalls in the style of the construction workers who built the Empire State Building. The interview, they discuss "their artistic approach, President Obama, fatherhood, and the legacy they each aim to leave behind."
Chance The Rapper Reportedly Hospitalized, Forced To Drop Out Of New York Show
UPDATE 05/10, 2:25 AM: Chance the Rapper has reached out to his fans for the first time since it was reported that he was suddenly hospitalized shortly before a show in NYC. Chance has now confirmed that pneumonia was the cause of his hospitalization. "I got pneumonia but #Chance3 still," he wrote on Twitter, suggesting that his sickness will not alter the release date of his mixtape, Chance 3, which he had set for this Friday (May 13).
7 Loose Gems From Chance The Rapper's SoundCloud
Chance The Rapper is preparing his long-awaited follow-up to Acid Rap for release next week, and it's got us excitedly refreshing ourselves on his back catalog in anticipation. While 2015's SURF, Chance's first full-length collaboration with the Donnie Trumpet-led Social Experiment should give some hints as to what to expect from the project, Chance has also been known to share loose tracks and ideas on his SoundCloud, standalone records that may have been forgotten by the casual Chance fan.