Chance The Rapper

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Listen to Chance The Rapper’s Full Beats1 Interview w/ Zane Lowe

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Chance’s long-awaited Beats1 interview with Zane Lowe just aired, and now we can listen to it in full below.

Chance talks about Coloring Book (of course), Fatherhood, his journey, major labels, working with Kanye West, possibly making a tape with Jay Electronica, and is Good Ass Job with Kanye West coming? Might could be.

Listen to all below. I see DBM getting that shine, too.

Updated: Now with video

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Joey Purp f/ Chance The Rapper – Girls

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Produced by Knox Fortune

A few weeks back, I caught an early listen of Purp’s LONG AWAITED AND LONG DELAYED (you see how I screamed that?) iiiDrops project. The result? It’s really great. Better than I expected, and I expected a lot. That said, my early favorite was without a doubt “Girls.” It’s the second song, and I couldn’t get past it. I listened, then I listened again. Then listened a third time. You know where I’m going with this. In fact, I even tweeted about it a few weeks back. Check the timeline, I’ve got receipts.

But it appears the version I heard wasn’t the final one, as Chance The Rapper appears on the official version that JUST surfaced. The results? Even mo fire. Knox Fortune, who is absolutely popping after his Coloring Book appearance handled the beat. It’s nothing short of amazing. It took me to a place I hadn’t been in a while, and that’s saying a lot.

Listen to it below AND check out the official track listing and production credits for iiiDrops. A true double header today. Where the girls at?

iiiDrops finally drops May 27th

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Chance The Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Will Debut in Top 10 on Billboard

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Chance continues to set trends and break records, and this week Chi’s hometown hero will make history (yet again) on the Billboard charts as the first-ever artist to chart off streams alone. HDD is reporting that Coloring Book, which was an Apple Music-only release, will debut with an album sales equivalent of 40-50k — enough to land in this week’s Top 10 on Billboard.

Legend.

These numbers are still very early, so expect a possible spike prior to the final totals hitting later this week. Either way, this is a major feat and definitely something to celebrate about. The game is forever changed.

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New Project: Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

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The whole world is watching…

It’s been three long years. Three long years since Chance’s last solo project, Acid Rap, dropped. A lot has changed in these three years — most notably Chance has become the biggest rapper in Chicago — and arguably the most important rapper in the business. He put his city on his back, and has taken Chicago global. But on his terms. He’s played by his own rules and won big — a young man with the world in his hands. So what does he do with his power? His talent? Can he change the world? He’s on his way to doing just that.

So with all eyes on him, he gives us Chance 3 — a project we know very little about. Hell, we’re not even sure if that’s the real title. We have no clue who’s on the project, who produced it, who A&R’d it. But does any of that matter? At this point, shouldn’t we just trust Chance? He hasn’t steered us wrong yet. His score is pretty much perfect at this point.

So now, we can collectively digest and consume Chance 3 — an album unlike his past two (er three) — that I know absolutely nothing about. Let’s find out together below. The features are big. The album is big.

And while Acid Rap put Chance in the game, Chance 3 is taking him to the stratosphere.

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