Tag: Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper is truly a man of the people. Yesterday, he dropped by the opening of the new YouMedia digital space at Woodson Library in Chicago to speak with press, students and community figures. YouMedia helped Chance get his start as a rapper years ago, and now he’s paying it forward by shedding some much needed national light on the positive local program. Because he’s still Mr. YouMedia.
The new space houses music production and editing equipment, computers, 3D printing, wifi, music theory classes and much more. Check out what you missed above.
Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, Vic Mensa & More To Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2015
Festival season is almost upon us, people.
Pitchfork just unveiled their lineup for the 2015 Pitchfork Music Festival and a few of the Midwest’s finest will be hitting the festival’s stages this year. Chance The Rapper, Freddie Gibbs (with Madlib) and Vic Mensa will be headlining this year’s P4K festival along with A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Run The Jewels, ILOVEMAKONNEN and more.
As always, the festival takes place the weekend of July 17th – July 19th at Union Park. Tickets, including three-day passes and single-day tickets, are available online now, so be sure to grab yours ASAP.
You can find the full list of artists performing at this year’s festivities below and more info right here.
See you there!
Chance The Rapper continues to be a torchbearer for uplifting Chicago youth, as earlier this week he hosted his first #OpenMike series alongside Young Chicago Authors, which highlights and promotes artistry for young adults and high school students. The event is titled #OpenMike in honor of Chance’s mentor and friend, Brother Mike, who brought Chance through YouMedia and other various local creative avenues. This is a great way to memorialize a great man.
Chance packed out the Chicago Cultural Center with over 300 kids, who came out to try their hand at poetry, spoken word, rapping and comedy. And in true Chance fashion, he brought some of his friends along for the ride including Hannibal Buress, King Louie and Vic Mensa, who all showed their support in one way or another.
We’re told this is the first of many similar events from Chance, so if you missed out, hit the jump to check out the photos by Andrew Baker. Stay tuned for details on the next event.
Shot and chopped by John Rawlins.
Chop Shop/1st Ward was the place to be last night and Pattypalooza was the reason to be there. Pattypalooza was the official birthday celebration of Pat Corcoran a.k.a. Pat The Manager (management for Chance The Rapper, for those unfamiliar) and the city was out in full force to support. Chance The Rapper, Spenzo, Young Chop and Bop King DLow (just to name a few) made appearances, while Elz The DJ, DJ Kitty, OG Chase B and Metro Boomin provided the sounds for the night.
Yeah, go ahead and kick yourself if you missed out. If you did miss out, you can check out a short recap of the action above.
Chances are you’ve seen Chancelor The Rapper drop tidbits about his new open mic, which he’s calling Open Mike, on the Twittersphere over the past few days and today, Chance unveiled all of the details.
Open Mike will be happening biweekly at The Chicago Cultural Center’s Cassidy Theater and will kick off this coming Monday (2/9) at 5pm. The open mic is open to all IL high school students, but you must have your high school ID present. You’re welcome to come out and participate whether you’re a high school rapper, poet, dancer, singer or comedian.
Doors will be opening and sign-ups will be taking place at 4:45, with the open mic kicking off at 5pm and ending at 7:30pm. Got it? Good. Now tell a friend to tell a friend!
Madonna. Chance. Mike.
One of the more anticipated tracks from Madonna’s upcoming LP is finally here and can be streamed below. Enough from me — listen to “Iconic” below.
Madonna’s new album, Rebel Heart, is set to hit stores March 10th.
Footage of Chance The Rapper and Spenzo in the studio together surfaced in 2012, but the track the two spitters worked on never hit the e-streets. Fast forward to today and the record, “Make A Hit,” is finally here.
The record actually belonged to Windy duo 2 Of Diamonds and was produced by King Kito of TrakkAddicts, who decided to liberate the official version in light of an edited/unofficial version of the song recently hitting the faucet. Says Kito:
This morning I received word that someone stole and posted a track I produced for 2OD (The 2 of Diamonds) featuring Chance The Rapper & Spenzo. The fans were introduced to this song through a behind the scenes video of one my sessions shot by DGAINZ in 2012. For years they have clamored for this song to be released, so when I realized that a stolen, edited version was taken from an engineer we’ve worked with in the past, I felt that its only right that the real version be shared with the masses.
Got it? Good. Give “Make A Hit” a listen below.