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48 Laws Shows That Dreamville’s Omen Is Patient But Powerful (Video)

J. Cole has proven that patience pays off. The MC/producer has collected his props with four consecutive #1 albums, following years of cultivating a small following into a multi-platinum empire. Cole has built Dreamville around artists who can relate. One such act is Omen. The Chicago, Illinois native is a... Read more

Donnie Trumpet & Chance The Rapper Share Some “Surf” That Never Sailed (Audio)

It was a year ago this weekend (May 28) that Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment released Surf. Like this month's Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper, there was no price on the collection of Jazz-meets-Hip-Hop songs. However, thanks to a change in the data reporting by Nielsen, Coloring Book... Read more

Chance The Rapper Makes SNL History As Its First Independent Musical Guest (Video)

The year 2015 is ending on a high for Hip-Hop. Earlier in the week, Kendrick Lamar was nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, the most ever for a Hip-Hop performer in a single year. And, tonight (12/12), Chance The Rapper became the first independent artist, in any genre, to perform on... Read more

Anderson .Paak’s Music Excited Dr. Dre & DJ Premier. His Story Is One Of Paid Dues. (Interview)

Although he was born Brandon Anderson Paak, most people who are close to the Southern California artist know him best as Breezy. A nickname that has stuck throughout most of his life, this association eventually became .Paak's handle as an artist, and thus, giving birth to the first chapter in... Read more

Chance The Rapper Praises The Angels Around Him in a Spirited Performance (Audio)

Late yesterday (October 26), Chance The Rapper unveiled his latest single, "Angels." Always planned to premiere on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (posted below), the song hit digital waves sooner. Like the SURF album, Chance and company opted to release the Donnie Trumpet, Nate Fox, Lido, Peter Cottontale, and guest... Read more

Anderson .Paak Continues to Show What Dr. Dre & DJ Premier Already Knew. He’s a True Talent (Video)

Anderson .Paak has had an unbelievable year. The Los Angeles artist shared billing with Dr. Dre on 6 of the Compton album's 16 tracks, and he had already been working with DJ Premier, prior to that. Today (9/25), he releases The Anderson .Paak EP with the production outfit Blended Babies.... Read more

Anderson .Paak Is On A Tear. He Transitions From Dr. Dre To Asher Roth Seamlessly (Audio)

Dr. Dre's Compton formally introduces a number of new artists with an array of talents. Along with longtime independent artist King Mez and Dallas, Texas' Justus, Anderson .Paak may be the biggest standout. With a versatile ability to rap, sing, and play multiple instruments, Anderson—who hails from the same Oxnard,... Read more

Chance the Rapper & Donnie Trumpet Release a Star-Studded Free Album (Stream & Download)

Chance The Rapper along with frequent collaborator/close friend Donnie Trumpet, have been selectively putting out music through their band, The Social Experiment for some time. In that span, listeners of the experimental Hip-Hop group have been waiting for a full body of work. Today, (May 29) Donnie Trumpet & The... Read more

Donnie Trumpet & Chance the Rapper Deliver Some Colorful Sunday Candy (Video)

Donnie Trumpet & Chance the Rapper have made a colorful visual for their joyous and Gospel-tinged "Sunday Candy." The artists are collaborating under the name The Social Experiment, and the song is from their Surf album. Both natives of Chicago, Donnie and Chance have been working together for years. As... Read more

The Breakfast Club Puts Chance the Rapper to the Test. He Passes with Flying Colors (Video)

Chance The Rapper and his bandmate Donnie Trumpet recently stopped by The Breakfast Club to chop it up with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. While he does give some more detail about his upcoming album (which is revealed to not exactly be his—as first thought), the interview... Read more

Chance The Rapper Surfs In With His First Album Single (Album)

Just over a month ago, details broke surrounding what is perceived to be Chance The Rapper's first album, Surf. Although no release dates have been confirmed, the Chicago, Illinois MC has been actively working with his Social Experiment homies. For the first look from Surf (according to The Fader), "Sunday... Read more

Vic Mensa & Michael Uzowuru Release the First Song They Ever Recorded (Audio)

Vic Mensa and producer Michael Uzowuru have developed a special musical chemistry in the short amount of time they've known one another. Each has a love of music of all genres and defies labeling with respect to his craft. Thus, to no surprise, the music they've made together is often... Read more

Chicago’s Musical Renaissance Is So Colorful. Donnie Trumpet & Vic Mensa Are Blue For Pasadena (Video)

Chicago has long been a musical crossroads for Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, and even Hip-Hop. Where East meets West, at Lake Michigan, is both a collection and a tributary of so many things. In Hip-Hop's recent years, this is especially true. Two such artists are Donnie Trumpet and Vic... Read more