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So last Friday, everyone was all amped on that pope single, but come balloting time for this week’s 5 Best Songs, @Pontifex doesn’t get a single vote! Really says something about our attention span as a music-listening populace, you guys. Anyway, all of us here at Stereogum HQ have been stocking up on batteries and… More »

Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

It still feels like summer, but that won’t last long. We’re less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we’ll be wearing flannel. It’s not a moment too soon: unless you somehow avoided all major news (and everything Donald Trump has said) recently, this summer hurt like a motherfucker. How appropriate… More »

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Kyle – “Remember Me” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago's preeminent rap music hub Fake Shore Drive has pointed our attention toward a new song by Kyle -- you remember, the dude who helped…
Caitlin White | September 29, 2015 - 11:30 am

Watch Chance The Rapper Cover Kanye West’s “Family Business” At Summer Ends Fest

Chance The Rapper and Kanye West both performed at Tempe, Arizona's Summer Ends festival last night. As Pitchfork points out, Chance took the opportunity to…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Chance The Rapper Is Now Chance The Father

Chance The Rapper is officially a dad. As Pigeons & Planes points out, young Chancellor Bennett posted a short note about the arrival of hi…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2015 - 1:21 pm

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Church” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy) Video

Before we get into the dynamite video for BJ The Chicago Kid and Chance The Rapper's hedonism-vs-godly-behavior collaboration "Church" I want to clarify one thing:…
Caitlin White | September 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Chance The Rapper Critiques Miley Cyrus For Wearing Dreadlocks, Saying “Mammy” At VMAs

Among the most awkward undercurrents of last night's MTV Video Music Awards was Miley Cyrus' continued racial tone-deafness. Cyrus, who has taken heat in the…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2015 - 11:39 am

VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: Da$h, RetcH, & The Return Of Dirty Jersey

New Jersey is not a rap backwater, though it likes to think of itself as one sometimes. The state's history in rap goes back a…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2015 - 12:10 pm

BJ The Chicago Kid – “Church” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy)

Everyone might not know BJ The Chicago Kid's name, but they probably know his voice. He's lent his soulful croon to songs by people like…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2015 - 2:34 pm

Chance The Rapper & Noname Gypsy – “Israel (Sparring)”

Noname Gypsy was the only guest on Chance The Rapper and Lil B's Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape), and her improvised turn on the microphone wa…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2015 - 1:40 pm

The Immortal Soul: The Revival Of Soul Music And Its History In Hip-Hop Production

Last week, the internet was taken by storm with scheduled and unscheduled hip-hop releases. Mac Miller premiered the track "100 Grandkids" off his long-delayed upcoming…
Matthew Sedacca | August 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Album Of The Week: Lil B & Chance The Rapper Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)

We at Stereogum stopped running our Mixtape Of The Week column earlier this year; it first became The Week In Rap and then Status Ain't…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 11:34 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kula…
Stereogum | August 7, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Stream Lil B & Chance The Rapper’s Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)

A few weeks ago, Chance The Rapper spent a single day, the day before his triumphant headlining Pitchfork Music Festival set, recording an entire collaborative
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Hear Chance The Rapper Get Quizzed On Saran Wrap On Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Chance The Rapper was this week's featured guest on NPR quiz show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, along with panelists Brian Babylon, Faith Salie, and Mo…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 1:32 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year's best videos and noted that the race for the title of world'…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Chance The Rapper Discusses His “Masterpiece” Album With Lil B, The Drake/Meek Mill Feud

Chance The Rapper appeared on Wild 94.1 to talk with Bootleg Kev and confirmed that he is releasing an album with Lil B. Chance called…
Caitlin White | July 31, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Kanye West Could’ve Narrated Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf

Given who Chance The Rapper is — a relentlessly creative and morally driven young rapper from Chicago’s South Side — it’s not exactly a surprise…
Tom Breihan | July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am
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