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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you were some kind of underground artist making a video this week, it was hard to compete. A few big stars on big labels (or with big cable networks backing them) made videos so goofy and fun and entertaining that no indie type could afford to compete. And yet this week's best video still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Converse’s Free Rubber Tracks Live Residency Brings The Replacements, Slayer, Chance The Rapper, Passion Pit To Boston This Month

There are lots of reasons to be suspicious of corporate-sponsored music events, but if a shoe company was bringing the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. to your hometown for a free show, you'd still try to go, right? Later this month, Converse will spend a week at the Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a Converse Rubber… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

Status Ain’t Hood: The Diverging Paths Of Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa

For a while there, I was worried about Chance The Rapper. He'd come to national prominence in 2013 with Acid Rap, a mixtape that showed ridiculous levels of promise but also the sort of tendency toward self-indulgence that ruins a lot of rappers' careers. Chance's voice was a headlong hamster-squeak, a self-consciously grating yammer, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – “Sunday Candy” Video

Chance The Rapper has just shared a video for "Sunday Candy," a track from Surf, the upcoming Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment album. The video was directed by Austin Vesely and unfolds as an elaborate stage production done all in one take, filled with colorful sets and a whole bunch of backup dancers. Chance… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 12:14 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Last week's 5 Best Songs split the difference between chill and fidgety. The week before that, we had golden pop mingling with blaring bombast. This week's offerings are once again eclectic, but that's really the point. It's why we put this list together week after week, mixing up liquid dance jams and exultant gospel-hop, or… More »

By: Stereogum / April 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Towkio – “Heaven Only Knows” (Feat. Chance The Rapper, Lido & Eryn Allen Kane)

Towkio is a young Chicago rapper without a whole lot of credits to his name yet. But he has the right connections within the fluid, jazz-addled side of his city's rap underground. .Wav Theory, Towkio's forthcoming album, has appearances from scene standouts like Vic Mensa and Donnie Trumpet, as well as young king Chance The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 9:25 am

Watch Action Bronson & Chance The Rapper Deliver A Heartwarming Letterman Performance

Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper have done a couple of songs together, but rappers who do songs together don't always like each other. But on Letterman last night, Bronson and Chance came through to do Bronson's Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue," and they seemed to really like each other. Their big hug at the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 8:53 am

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) Video

Action Bronson released his stupidly fun major-label debut Mr. Wonderful today, and his video for the lilting Mark Ronson-produced Chance The Rapper collab "Baby Blue" is part of today's YouTube Music Awards festivities. The concept behind this one is simple enough: Bronson plays every character that Eddie Murphy played in the 1988 cinematic classic ComingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 23, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Star In The Short Film Mr. Happy

"Chance The Actor" doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but Chance The Rapper now has a starring dramatic role to his credit. In Mr. Happy, a new 22-minute short from the very good music-video director Colin Tilley, Chance plays a depressed wage slave who finds out that he can commit suicide by hiring… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Watch Chance The Rapper Join Panic! At The Disco Onstage In Riverside

Chance The Rapper joined Panic! At the Disco on stage last night at UC Riverside's Heat Music Festival, where they were both on the bill for the night. He didn't hop on the mic, but he did get up on stage with his posse to jump around and sing along to "I Write Sins Not… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 9:23 am

Nosaj Thing – “Cold Stares” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

A few months ago, Chance the Rapper tweeted a mysterious, down-tempo track called "Cold Stares" only to take it down shortly afterward. As it turns out, the song is the first single off of Los Angeles DJ/Producer Nosaj Thing's upcoming LP Fated, as well as the pair's second collaboration. Chance usually reclines on the track,… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / March 4, 2015 - 11:51 am

Action Bronson – “Baby Blue” (Feat. Chance The Rapper) (Prod. Mark Ronson)

Action Bronson's latest Mr. Wonderful single "Baby Blue" reunites him with Chance The Rapper, who contributes one of his signature raspy, sing-song hooks (co-written by Zane Lowe!) and raps the final verse. Bronsolino delivers plenty of quotables as usual, and Mark Ronson's beat is a bright and radio-friendly callback to his work with Amy Winehouse… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 2, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Alec Baldwin Raps With Chance The Rapper, Bill Murray Chills With Rick Ross

It's always fun to see celebrity worlds collide. Take Chance The Rapper and Alec Baldwin, who were apparently hanging out over the weekend and decided to record a video of Chance beatboxing while Baldwin raps over him. Chance posted the team-up on Instagram yesterday, and the viral get together is meant to raise awareness for… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 9:11 am

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 - 5:59 pm

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 Experiment, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 10:18 am

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 that… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 3, 2015 - 10:27 am

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 without… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2015 - 9:05 am

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 - 9:28 pm

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 last October, around the same… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015 - 3:44 pm

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, he's just shared… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm
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