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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 »

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 long, long way. Big Bank Hank was working at a pizza parlor in Englewood when he met Sugar Hill Records boss Sylvia Robinson, which is what led to the Sugar… More »

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 release, GO:OD AM; Lil B and Chance The Rapper fulfilled their Instagram post’s collaboration promise with the silent release of Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape); and Curren$y, with nothing to gai… More »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2015 - 1:32 pm
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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
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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
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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

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-comer…
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
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2015 - 11:30 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 20, 2015 - 10:42 am
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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…
Peter Helman | July 19, 2015 - 5:32 pm
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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 dow…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm
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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” i…
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 wa…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2015 - 10:54 pm
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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…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm
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