Taylor Bennett is doing more than just being Chance the Rapper’s younger brother. He’s gearing up for the release of his project Restoration of An American Idol, set to drop February 24. The project is nine tracks long and of course features the big bro, Jeremih, Lil Yachty and Luke Tennyson, to name a few. Friday . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
“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 . . .
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, . . .
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.
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
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 . . .