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Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “Lady Friend”

Chance The Rapper has shared another new track that he's made with his band the Social Experiment. This one's called "Lady Friend," and it's a slow-going, mournful soul ballad featuring vocals from Kiara Lanier and Kehlani. The track isn't credited to Donnie Trumpet, so it appears that this is separate from that project's upcoming SurfMore »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015

Chance The Rapper Auditioned To Play Dr. Dre, Will Release Next Album By Surprise

The world has been waiting on Chance The Rapper to come out with a follow-up to his breakout 2013 mixtape Acid Rap, and he doesn't seem to be in any hurry to put it out. Chance has lately been working on Surf, an album from his backing bank Donnie Trumpet & The Social… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

Madonna – “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) & “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)

It's impossible to describe the roll-out of Madonna's forthcoming record, Rebel Heart, as anything but completely ridiculous. First the record leaked, then Madonna caught heavy flak on the web for regramming fan-made art that depicted black civil rights leaders' faces in the style of her album cover, and a few weeks ago we learned… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 3, 2015

Frank Ocean And André 3000 Will Appear On Chance The Rapper’s Debut Album

Since the release of his breakout 2013 mixtape Acid Rap, Chance The Rapper has become something of a low-key star, and he's also become a conundrum, an artist who doesn't seem especially interested in pushing his career to new heights. Since Acid Rap, he's busied himself throwing shards of new songs onto the internet… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment’s “Nothing Came To Me” Video Starring Cara Delevingne

Chance The Rapper's new SURF mixtape with Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment still doesn't have a release date, but they've just shared a teaser video called "Nothing Came To Me." It features a bit of new music from the group (with trumpets by Nico Segal), and stars celebrity model Cara Delevingne. She looks like… More »

By: James Rettig / January 27, 2015

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tracklist Includes A Song With Chance The Rapper And Mike Tyson

Madonna revealed the full tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart on iTunes today, and there's one especially curious inclusion. "Iconic," the album's ninth track, features both young hip-hop talent Chance The Rapper and legendary boxer/outrageous person Mike Tyson. Madonna popped up on Chance's Instagram in late 2013 and again lastMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy” + Mr. Wonderful Details

Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful feels like it's been a long time coming: He first teased the album back in May of last year, then dropped "Easy Rider" at the end of the summer. Since then -- Azealia Banks beefs aside -- the New York rapper has been pretty quiet. Lo and behold,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015

Stream Wale & A-Trak’s Festivus Feat. Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper & More

Wale continues his career-long Seinfeld fixation with his new A-Trak collaboration Festivus, released today in observance of the no-longer-fictional holiday. Festivus also represents a continuation of Wale's mended relationship with Complex after last year's infamous phone rant, as they're the ones who premiered the tape after putting him on the cover with Jerry… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2014

Lucki Eck$ – “Stevie Wonder” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Chicago is a great city with a vibrant and varied rap scene, and it's cool to see some of the city's most vital rap voices come together even if they have absolutely nothing in common beyond their hometown. Lucki Eck$, who's worked with Danny Brown and FKA twigs, landed a Mixtape Of The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 15, 2014

Chance The Rapper – “Cold Stares”

Chance The Rapper just shared a new track on Twitter, only to take it down a few minutes later. Luckily, someone grabbed it and uploaded it online before it disappeared. The track is called "Cold Stares" and it's a minimal but soulful number. It's unclear whether this is a solo Chance track or part of… More »

By: James Rettig / December 12, 2014

Watch SoXDay: A Day In The Life Of Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment

If you've ever wondered what it's like to hang out with Chance The Rapper and his band the Social Experiment, today's your lucky day. SoXDay, an 11-minute film by director Austin Vesely, tracks Chancellor Bennett and buds through a day of skateboarding, basketball, soccer, a White Sox game, a fake post-game press conference, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy” (With Chance The Rapper)

In his recent interview with Billboard, Chance The Rapper revealed that he had been working on a lot of different projects, one of which is an album called Surf with his band the Social Experiment. The group -- which is made up of Chance, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Nate Fox -- has shared… More »

By: James Rettig / November 25, 2014

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform “IDFWU” With Big Sean In L.A.

After already giving us the great/inevitable live team-up of RTJ and Zack De La Rocha, Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days In LA has now also shown the world what Chance The Rapper and Big Sean are like together. At his House Of Blues set on Saturday night (night 15 of the 30… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 17, 2014

Watch Chance The Rapper As Bob Marley In Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite

Chance The Rapper played Bob Marley in last night's episode of Adult Swim's Black Dynamite, a cartoon series that's a parody/tribute to blaxploitation movies, as Pitchfork points out. The episode follows around main character Honey Bee who meets Marley's character after he comes out of the sea and who "could be her happily ever… More »

By: James Rettig / November 9, 2014

The Week In Pop: Nick Jonas Is On The Verge Of Something Awesome

We needed the expert Miguel impersonation that is "Jealous" this year, if only because Miguel himself seems determined to tantalizingly dangle his own new music just out of reach. (These fleeting seconds were such a maddening tease! I realize this hard-to-get routine is a form of foreplay, but jeez.) Anyway: The biggest solo hit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 6, 2014

Chance The Rapper Talks Surf Mixtape, Recording With Frank Ocean & Migos

Chicago youngster Chance The Rapper blew up on the strength of last year's Acid Rap mixtape. Since then, he's been touring heavily with his Social Experiment live band and releasing a string of increasingly woozy and weird one-off tracks. (The last of those, "No Better Blues," is either a half-baked slam-poetry nothing or… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “No Better Blues”

Some of Chance The Rapper's songs this year have felt like goofs, and others have seemed desperately depressed. This latest offering seems deadly serious at first, but on closer examination maybe it blends those poles. Credited to Chance and his band the Social Experiment, "No Better Blues" plays like dark comedy. Chance rattle… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 16, 2014

Lil Herb – “Fight Or Flight (Remix)” (Feat. Common & Chance The Rapper) Video

The young Chicago hardass Lil Herb got two generations of his hometown's rap eminences to guest on the remix to "Fight Or Flight," a standout track from his great Welcome To Fazoland video. In the remix's new video, Common and Chance The Rapper join Herb in ambling around the decaying South Side of Chicago,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 15, 2014

Watch Tweedy’s Star-Studded “Low Key” Video, Directed By Nick Offerman

Here's an incomplete list of famous people who appear in Tweedy's new video for "Low Key," a song from their new album Sukierae: Michael Shannon, John Hodgman, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples, Steve Albini. That is an extremely random group of people! There are probably other notable Chicagoans i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall. November will see the arrival of Red Bull Sound Select, featuring 30 days of events geared toward… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014
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