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Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

2015 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

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Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “Gimme A Call” (Feat. Taylor Bennett)

Chance The Rapper's brother Taylor Bennett just put up a playlist of unmixed, throwaway tracks that includes an unreleased song from Chance and the Social…
James Rettig | August 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm

Paul Simon – “Stranger” (Prod. Nico Segal & Nate Fox)

This song is appropriately titled on a couple of levels because this is certainly one of the stranger team-ups we've seen in a while, and…
Collin Robinson | November 29, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Share Surf Outtakes Feat. Chance The Rapper

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment released the fantastic Surf, one of the very best albums of last 2015, exactly one year ago yesterday. To…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2016 - 10:34 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “Juke Or Treat”

Chance The Rapper has teamed up with his band the Social Experiment to release a six-minute Halloween megamix. Uploaded to SoundCloud by the Social Experiment…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm

List

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

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…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 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

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

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…
James Rettig | July 14, 2015 - 2:56 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…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2015 - 10:54 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.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Surf

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…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2015 - 5:12 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…
James Rettig | May 28, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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