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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

Chance The Rapper & Jeremih Modernize A Jackson 5 Classic For Their Christmas Mixtape (Audio)

Chance The Rapper is honored with the distinction of 2016's most anticipated and most acclaimed Hip-Hop mixtape. Coloring Book takes the notion of "not for sale music" to the Grammy stages in 2017, thanks to its captivating messages from the Chicago, Illinois MC/singer. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay Electronica, and... Read more

Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour Dates Announced

Five weeks since releasing his third mixtape, Coloring Book, Chicago, Illinois MC/singer Chance The Rapper has announced the Top 10-charting project's corresponding tour. Beginning September, the independent star will launch his Magnificent Coloring World Tour. He has revealed the US dates. Additionally, Chance The Rapper is among the headliners at... 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, Wayne & 2 Chainz Make A Video That Even Skeptics Will Have No Problem Liking

Chance The Rapper has changed his career's scenery quite a bit in the years between Acid Rap and this month's Coloring Book. The Chicago, Illinois MC's first single "Angels" stresses that he is still rolling with the same people he always was, but for fans of the fully-independent MC it... Read more

Chance The Rapper Makes History “Coloring” His Way Onto The Charts

Two Thursdays ago (May 12), Chance The Rapper released his third official mixtape, Coloring Book. Featuring Kanye West, Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, and a host of others, the project was not available for sale. Instead, it was licensed to Apple Music for streaming, with promises for... Read more

Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book Is Another Creative Acid Trip (Album Stream)

Three years ago last month (April 30, 2013) Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap positioned the Chicago, Illinois MC as one to watch in the elite crop of new Rap songwriters. In the time since, C.T.R. has evaded the usual trajectory of peers (ScHoolboy Q, Vic Mensa, Action Bronson), all of... Read more

Chance the Rapper’s “Day One” Angels Keep Him Grounded & Surrounded (Video)

2015 Chance The Rapper single "Angels" has truly taken flight. Featuring fellow Chicago, Illinois MC Saba, the uplifting song gives thanks to the loved ones that serve as spiritual protectors around us, despite the vast temptations and treacherous possibilities. Chance's verses examine the challenges of being a young father trying... Read more

Chance The Rapper & Skrillex Keep The Love Movement In Motion (Video)

Since late 2014, esteemed MCs throughout Hip-Hop have been heavily talking about love. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Oddisee and Big K.R.I.T. are just some of the elites with big records that remind listeners to love themselves, others, and the world at large. Chance The Rapper has made heartfelt music... 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

Chance The Rapper Takes Kanye’s “Family Business” & Runs With It. Carefully. (Video)

Chance The Rapper has this ability to cleverly take things that inspire him and make them his own. That could be something like the theme song to "Arthur" or in the latest case, a College Dropout cult favorite album cut. C.T.R. has made a fan out of Kanye West, so... Read more

Chance The Rapper & Kyle Re-jog The Memory Of Haters In The Rear-View (Audio)

The old adage "laugh now, cry later" is a driving force in Hip-Hop, just as it was a tattoo on Tupac Shakur's pectoral. Many artists' greatest motivation is those who doubted, rejected, and disrespected them in the past. For Ventura, California native MC Kyle, this is true. Just on the... 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 & Noname Gypsy Exercise Their Poetic Licenses With Wild Wordplay (Audio)

Chance The Rapper and Noname Gypsy made "Lost" on 2013's Acid Rap. The two versatile Chicago, Illinois voices are back for another intersection. "Israel (Sparring)" elevates the craft of collaboration with this amazing display of stylized wordplay. C.T.R. conjures images of Africa, The Bible, along with his own surroundings. In... Read more

Chance The Rapper Promises To Take Chicago Kids To The Museum…And Delivers

Chance The Rapper took giving back to a new level this week. One day after announcing that he would surprise a series of 6-11 year-olds in the Chicago, Illinois area with a trip to a local museum and Cole Field, C.T.R. delivered. Proud to announce I'll be surprising a few... Read more

Chance The Rapper Praises Kirk Franklin’s Influence, Reveals Ideal Future Plans

Chance The Rapper gave a lecture to students apart of Harvard University's Hip-Hop Archive & Research Institute recently (April 30). The program's mission is to "facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, culture and responsible leadership through Hip-Hop." With that in mind, the Ivy League college brought in the emerging Chicago rapper... 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

Nikki Jean Toasts As She Steps Out, Alongside Ab-Soul & Jake One (EP)

Nikki Jean has loaned her vocals to some of Lupe Fiasco’s most poignant tracks and collaborated with members of the Roots Crew in Nouveau Riche. Teaming with producer Double-0 (Kidz In The Hall), Nikki left the lab with some new creations, which she's giving away. The Champagne Water EP includes... Read more

Chance The Rapper Is Making A 2014 Album, Rick Rubin & Frank Ocean Are Present…

It's been more than a year since Chance The Rapper released a full-length project. It was this time last year that Heads started the hubub for #AcidRap to be a popular nomination for the best Hip-Hop album/mixtape of 2013. Well, we just learned that 2014 might not be safe, either...... Read more

Chance The Rapper States What He Hates On No Better Blues (Audio)

Chance The Rapper hates a lot, but he's no hater. "No Better Blues" is a beautifully-executed example of repetitious concept Rap. Teaming with Social Experiment, Chance vents about all the things he'd like to do with away, in his own case of the blues. "It just don't get no better,"... Read more

Chance The Rapper Tap Dances Along Boys Noize & Chilly Gonzalez (Audio)

Boys Noize has been making just that for years. The German DJ and French DJ Chilly Gonzalez have formed a smooth side project in Octave Minds. The pair welcomes in Chance The Rapper for "Tap Dance." Sounding like an #AcidRap holdover, this song allows Chance's careful lyricism to sparkle on... Read more

Chance The Rapper Sings A Simple Song All About Isolation (Audio)

Chance The Rapper releases a song on the anniversary of his Acid Rap mixtape. "I Am Very Very Lonely," is straightforward in its title. Instead of Rap, the song feels more like a moody jam session for Chance. The subject matter, a blue reflection about loneliness and isolation, is something... Read more

Give Chance The Rapper’s Homies Social Experiment A Home Studio, You’ll Get New Music (Audio)

Chance The Rapper rolls with band/production crew Social Experiment. Last week, the collective came with an alternate, O.G. mix of the James Blake collaboration "Life Around Here." In the days since, Social Experiment opened up their own home studio and invited C.T.R. over. Together they made the appropriately-titled "Home Studio."... Read more

Chance The Rapper Frees Up The Original Version Of His James Blake Collabo (Audio)

The Internet era makes this sort of thing so easy... Chance The Rapper treated fans to the original version of the James Blake collaboration, a remix to "Life Around Here" that hit cyberspace a few months back. Via the share, Chance admitted that Blake was not a fan of this... Read more