2017 Grammy Awards Performances

2017 Grammy Awards Performances: Beyoncé, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Bruno Mars & more

It was an action-packed night in the world of music last night. That’s right, the 59th annual Grammy Awards went down. The crowd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California witnessed performances by Beyoncé, A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson. Paak with Busta Rhymes and Consequence, Katy Perry, The Weeknd and Daft Punk, Alicia . . .

Same Drugs

Chance the Rapper premieres the video for “Same Drugs”

Chance the Rapper took to Facebook live today a little after 4:00 pm to premiere the video for his song “Same Drugs” off of his critically acclaimed 2016 mixtape Coloring Book. It was a special moment for anyone who tuned in because he deleted it soon after. Luckily, he made it available on his personal . . .

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Hip-Hop Campaign Speech: Chance the Rapper

Illroots, Daniel Klutznick You could easily say that 2016 was one of the best years for hip-hop in recent memory, but who had the BEST year? The contributors at Artistic Manifesto submitted their pick of which artist had the biggest 2016, and wrote a speech from that artist’s perspective. Now it’s up to you, the . . .

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News Dec 22  |  

Chance the Rapper was an answer on ‘Jeopardy!’

You can now add Chance the Rapper onto the list of rap artists who have been answers to clues on Jeopardy!, the American quiz competition game show. On Wednesday nights airing of the show Alex Trebek gave this clue: In 2016 this disciple of Kanye West released his Coloring Book mixtape. This clue took special note . . .

Merry Christmas Lil Mama

Chance The Rapper and Jeremih – ‘Merry Christmas Lil Mama’ (Mixtape)

Last night, a pleasant surprise came our way in the form of a surprise mixtape from fellow Chicagoans Chance The Rapper and Jeremih, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. The project is full of vibrant, soulful sounds that serve as the perfect addition to your holiday soundtrack. Guest features include Noname, Hannibal Buress​, and Lud Foe. Stream . . .

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Big Sean drops “Living Single” ft. Chance The Rapper & Jeremih

“Living Single” originally appeared online back in July as a Chance The Rapper track, but we now get a final CDQ under Big Sean‘s catalog. The previous version also featured Chicago artist, Smino, but is not included on this single cut. Listen below and download “Living Single” via iTunes. I wanna drop something special tonight . . .

The Hamilton Mixtape

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’ with Nas, Alicia Keys, Chance The Rapper

To say that this project is “star-studded” might actually be an understatement. Broadway play The Hamilton is given a new set of wings by its newly released mixtape, which includes guest appearances from the likes of Nas, The Roots, Usher, Alicia Keys, Common, Wiz Khalifa, Sia, Miguel, Chance the Rapper, Busta Rhymes, Ashanti, Ja Rule, . . .

Penthouse Floor

John Legend – “Penthouse Floor” ft. Chance The Rapper

John Legend and Chance The Rapper have been in some of the same circles, musically speaking, for years. They join forces for John’s new single, “Penthouse Floor.” The result is a rich, enticing sound that suits both of their styles well. Stream “Penthouse Floor” below via Spotify.

How Great

Chance The Rapper – “How Great” ft. Jay Electronica (Video)

Chance the Rapper shared the video for “How Great” from latest, extremely popular mixtape, Coloring Book. According to Chance, the video was shot on an iPhone. However, quality wasn’t sacrificed. It’s raw and simple, and the visuals focus heavily on the singers – one being Chance’s cousin Nicole. The video also features the Social Experiment, Jay Electronica, and . . .

Fool Wit It Freestyle
New Music Oct 5  |  

Watch Supa Bwe and Chance The Rapper’s illustrated “Fool Wit It Freestyle” video

Chicago artist Supa Bwe follows up on his summer mixtape release, Dead Again 3 with a video for his Chance The Rapper collaborative release, “Fool Wit It Freestyle.” The song’s light hearted feel is well served by the bright, animated video. Watch the “Fool Wit It Freestyle” video below.

Blessings

Chance The Rapper performs “Blessings” with surprise guests on The Tonight Show

Chance The Rapper continues to stun audiences all over with performances based around his highly acclaimed Coloring Book album. Last night he stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to bless the crowd with a live performance of his gospel-inspired single, “Blessings.” Never the one to disappoint, he brought out out special guests Ty Dolla Sign, Anthony Hamilton, D.R.A.M . . .

Girls @

Watch Joey Purp & Chance The Rapper’s “Girls @” video

Joey Purp‘s video for “Girls @” is as fun, nonchalant and generally cool as the song itself. Featuring Joey rapping from the backseat, and Chance The Rapper delivering his verse on the hood of a car, the video is unsurprisingly full of beautiful women. Joey, Chance, and company get plenty of camera time, but the . . .

You A bitch

Chance The Rapper – “You A Bitch” ft. Towkio & Kami De Chukwu

Take a trip down memory lane, to the year that Acid Rap was released. A previously unheard Chance The Rapper track featuring his SAVEMONEY compadres Towkio and Kami De Chukwu has emerged, and it’s called “You A Bitch.” It’s definitely unfinished, but it offers an interesting window into a different era for all three artists. . . .

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Chance The Rapper – “Living Single” ft. Big Sean, Jeremih & Smino

Chance The Rapper shares a previously unreleased “Living Single” which was rumored to be left over from his Coloring Book project. With solid features including Big Sean, Jeremih, and Smino, I’m glad he decided to let this loose track go free. The interpolated hook from the theme song of the Living Single television series was . . .

Muhammad Ali ESPYs Tribute

Watch Chance The Rapper’s Muhammad Ali ESPYs Tribute

So, the ESPYs jumped off last night. It was a thing. Chance The Rapper brought things to a heartfelt close with a memorable tribute to the one and only Muhammad Ali. Backed by Jamila Woods, Donnie Trumpet, and Peter Cottontale, the Chicago superstar delivered a gospel-influenced ode to the legendary boxer, interspersed with clips of . . .