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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’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

This weekend, New York City plays host to Governors Ball. More »

I worried about Surf. It made sense to worry. Acid Rap, the last mixtape from Chance The Rapper, just burst with promise, but it was so itchy and giddy and full of ideas that it was easy to imagine its creator flying off the rails and losing all focus. Based on the frequently muddled random… More »

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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 Rocca. The episode was recorded live this Thursday in Chicago’s Millennium Park, and Chance was asked to play a game called “Chance The Rapper, meet Saran the wrapper,” in which… More »

By: Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 1:32 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 it “a classic” and “a masterpiece” and said it will definitely be a full album. He also talks about whether or not he’s working with Kanye West, how proud he… More »

By: 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 that he idolizes Kanye West. In a new interview with The Guardian, Chance says that he one wanted “Kanye to be my dad” and that “The kid in me wanted… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am

Kehlani – “The Way” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Video

If you’ve listened to Surf, then you know that Chance The Rapper is an ideal collaborator; he only chooses the best of the best up-and-comers to work with and rarely overshadows them. Such is the case with “The Way,” a single off of the rising Oakland-based R&B singer Kehlani’s latest mixtape You Should Be Here. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform “Sunday Candy” With Kirk Franklin And A Gospel Choir At Pitchfork Fest

As Tom explained in his Pitchfork Music Festival recap, the climax of hometown hero Chance The Rapper’s victorious fest-closing set was a rendition of Surf hit “Sunday Candy” assisted by gospel luminary Kirk Franklin and a full gospel choir. Footage of that song plus others has emerged, and thank God it did — that Jamila… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 20, 2015 - 11:30 am

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Sunday

It can be easy to feel beaten-down and bedraggled on the third day of a three-day festival, especially if you’re not a teenager anymore. And the third day of this year’s Pitchfork Festival started like that, with the great Waxahatchee playing a warm, pretty set that never quite achieved liftoff. (It wasn’t their fault. It’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am

Chance The Rapper Made An Album With Lil B

Chance The Rapper is a real team player. He’s one of rap’s young superstars at this point, but he seemed more than happy to slide into a supporting player role on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf, one of the best albums of the year so far. Now he’s just announced another collaboration, a… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 5:32 pm

Chance The Rapper Teases Kanye Collab, Performs “Sunday Candy” And “Paranoia” On Windy City Live

Earlier today, Chance The Rapper and the rest of the Social Experiment appeared on their hometown morning show, Windy City Live. First, Chance sat down for an interview where he was asked about a possible Kanye West collaboration. (West shouted him out and teased some new material during a performance at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest o… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Chance The Rapper To Star In Murder Mystery Slice

After starring in the short film Mr. Happy earlier this year, Chance The Rapper is returning to acting with a starring role as “Dax” in Slice, a new feature-length mystery film about the murder of a pizza delivery driver. As Complex reports, Austin Veseley — who previously directed Chance in the great “Sunday Candy” videoMore »

By: Peter Helman / June 25, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Join Chance The Rapper At TIP Fest

Chance The Rapper put on his free Teens In The Park (TIP) Festival for 13-24-year-olds at Chicago’s Northerly Island today. Chance’s buddy Donnie Trumpet was scheduled to headline, but of course Chance also came out to perform some of their collaborative album Surf, one of the best albums of the year. The part that wasMore »

By: Peter Helman / June 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Watch Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Chance The Rapper, & Jack Antonoff Cover The ’80s At Bonnaroo’s SuperJam

SuperJam is a unique late-night tent destination at Bonnaroo at which disparate artists take turns knocking out a set of classic covers. There are two SuperJams this year, a Sunday bluegrass one and last night’s main ’80s-themed “throwback” party led by Pretty Lights with DMC, Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Jack Antonoff, Chance The Rapper, Reggie Watts,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Join Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo

There can definitely be some not-so-great things about music festivals, but that sort of charged, overcrowded atmosphere can also lead to some very cool things that really would never happen anywhere else. For example: At Bonnaroo last night, Kendrick Lamar and Chance The Rapper joined legendary funk act Earth, Wind & Fire on stage. Festival… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 13, 2015 - 11:16 am

Chance The Rapper Announces Free Festival For Teens

Chance The Rapper and his group Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiment just released Surf, one of the year’s best albums, and gave it away for free. And now Chance is continuing to give things away for free, curating and helping to organize a free festival for teenagers in his embattled hometown of Chicago. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Watch The Making Of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s “Sunday Candy” Video

If you haven’t already watched Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s video for Surf’s debut single “Sunday Candy,” then you should do that right now. Chance The Rapper’s ode to his grandma is accompanied by what looks like a high school musical theater production, and Jamila Woods, who sings the insanely catchy chorus, co-stars. It’… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 8, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Watch Miguel Bring Out Chance The Rapper & A$AP Ferg At Surprise Chicago Show

Last night, Miguel took to Twitter to announce a last-minute surprise show at Joe’s On Weed St. in Chicago, and he brought a few more surprises along with him. As Fake Shore Drive points out, the R&B singer’s set featured appearances from Chance The Rapper and A$AP Ferg. Ferg did a few tracks first, and… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf Is Out Now

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s long-awaited Surf mixtape has finally arrived. It, of course, features contributions from Chance The Rapper and the rest of his band, the Social Experiment, and contains previously released single “Sunday Candy,” though the rest of the tracks are brand new. A look at the credits shows that it contai… More »

By: James Rettig / May 28, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Bonnaroo Reveals Throwback SuperJam 2015 Lineup

Full-blown festival season is fast-approaching, and we’ve already seen artist portraits from Shaky Knees and Sasquatch! and heard Tom’s stories from Coachella. Bonnaroo will go down in Tennessee starting on 6/11, and this year’s lineup is overflowing with huge names. Kendrick Lamar, Belle & Sebastian, the War On Drugs, Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm
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