Chance The Rapper News

 
  • Cover of Top Tracks of The Week:  February 10- February 17
    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. 
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    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. 
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Auditioned For The Dr. Dre Role In The N.W.A. Biopic
    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.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Cover The Fader
    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.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
    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. 
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Helps Chicago Students Celebrate The Inaugural Get Schooled, Get Connected Challenge
    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."Get Schooled, a non-profit organi
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper, Nas, Mike Tyson Featured On Madonna's "Rebel Heart" Album
    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.
  • Cover of ASAP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko Make Forbes "30 Under 30" List
    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.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of the Week: December 22-30
    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.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Dec 9. - Dec. 16
    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.
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: Nov. 24- Dec. 2
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of Stream Taylor Bennett's New EP "Freshmen Year: 1st Semester"
    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.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 13)
    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.
  • Cover of City Of Chicago Names Chance The Rapper "Outstanding Youth of the Year"
    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.
  • Cover of On The Come Up: Alex Wiley
    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.
  • Cover of 10 Essential Vic Mensa Tracks
    Vic Mensa is barely old enough to drink, but that hasn't stopped this 21-year-old MC from livin' the life. After touring with Disclosure earlier this year, Mensa's popularity has been on the steady rise.
  • Cover of Drill Alternatives: The Other Side Of Chicago Rap
    Commercial rap conversation often revolves around the same dozen or so artists, with the spotlight constricting further in regional rap discussions. This is especially true of Chicago.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment Announce New Project "Surf"
    The other day Chance The Rapper and his Social Experiment band hit us with a new jam "No Better Blues." As it turns out, Chance has been working on a lot more music, not to mention, a new album (or three).
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper's Brother, Taylor Bennett Charged With Aggravated Battery
    Taylor Bennett is an up-and-coming artist, but many still know him primarily as the younger brother of Chance The Rapper. The Chicago emcee was arrested on Thursday after turning himself in for the beating of a man at a college party last month.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Announces Fall Tour
    After having a whirlwind weekend at Jay Z's Made In America Festival, during which he met Kanye West, Chance The Rapper has announced a fall tour of college campuses with Young & Sick and Sweater Beats. View all 18 dates below, and head over to Chance's website for ticket info.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Meets Kanye West For The First Time
    Chance The Rapper is an outspoken fan of the one and only Kanye West, and the two Chicago natives finally had the chance to meet during this past weekend's Made In America festival.
  • Cover of Chance The Rapper Working On New Material With J. Cole, James Blake, Wyclef
    Chance The Rapper had a huge year 2013 with the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap, and he's spent the majority of 2014 touring, and collaborating with a wide array of artists, including Skrillex and Justin Bieber.
  • Cover of Can Hip-Hop Stop The Violence In Chicago?
    Back in 2011 Kanye West rapped the chilling statistic "314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago," in his verse from "Murder to Excellence" from the Watch The Throne album, and yet three years later 80 people were shot over July 4th weekend in the city that's come to be known as "Chiraq." Common even makes referen
  • Cover of Crew Love: Save Money
    The Save Money crew is still pretty young to the rap game, but if the successes of members Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa are any indicator (both MCs have appeared on the new XXL Freshmen 2014 cover) it won’t take long for them to become a household name.
  • Cover of Childish Gambino Unveils Joint EP With Chance The Rapper
    After seeing Chance The Rapper's name on "The Worst Guys", from Childish Gambino's because the internet, it was assumed that the Chicago rapper would be dropping a verse. Unfortunately, all we got was a hook, but just today, Chance debuted his unreleased 16 from the track live at the Governor's Ball.
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