Tag: Chance The Rapper
Justin Bieber. Chance. Need I say more?
After teasing the collaboration over the past few days, Bieber decided to go ahead and liberate the official cover art for his new track with Chano. “Confident” drops Sunday at 11pm CST. Be ready.
After Spin Magazine named Acid Rap their second favorite album of 2013, it comes as no surprise that they’d crown Chance Le Rapper their 2013 Rapper Of The Year. The accolades continue to rack up as the Chance train becomes seemingly unstoppable. Here’s what Spin had to say about their reigning champ:
On the cover of Chance the Rapper‘s Acid Rap, the 19-year-old rapper is lost in the woods, purple sky looming, his eyes wide, mind contorted. This is what one of hip-hop’s most elite word-for-word, bar-for-bar rappers looks like in 2013: incredibly young, existentially confused, undoubtedly tripping balls, and rocking a tie-dye tank top. He’s from Chicago — the notorious South Side, to be exact — rather than the traditional spitter center of New York City, and he is, along with a number of other youthful word nerds (and long-gestating veterans), pulling “lyricism” out of the codified pit of “real hip-hop” cliché and throwing it across every nook and cranny of the rap landscape.
Acid Rap (no. 2 on our 50 Best Albums of 2013 list) is an impressive, arresting display of furious styles, but it’s also a well-observed and deeply empathetic album about growing up and trying to be decent — a good kid in a mad Midwestern city — whose songs inhabit a series of lost and half-found characters: wounded addicts, lusted-over high-school lab-mates, feckless dealers, a sweetheart dad, and young couples in love. It’s got an open-eared palette of sub-regional sounds, crooned hooks, and vivid storytelling — one of those sprawling masterpieces you can’t ignore. But a key element to its success is unquestionably old-fashioned, pen-and-pad writing and verbal acrobatics.
The Chance takeover continues tomorrow night (12/5), as The Rapper brings his antics to cable television as a guest on Adult Swim’s Eric Andre Show. The show is one of my favorites on TV, and Chicago’s own Hannibal Buress is the co-host (you may remember Chance and Hannibal collabed on the “Na Na” video). Today the good people at the Eric Andre Show have blessed us with a quick preview of Chano’s segment, which you can now watch above.
The Eric Andre Show airs tomorrow night at 11:30pm CST. ?uestLove is also guesting. Shout out to Hannibal and be sure to tune in tomorrow evening.
Shout out to Hannibal Buress
Rap pals ‘Bino and Chano are no strangers to collaboration, so it’s a logical move that Gambino would feature Chance on his new project, Because The Internet, which is due out next week. To be real honest, Chance can’t lose right now. On top of Madonna coming to his show a few weeks back in LA, today Justin “Bieberveli” Bieber announced they have two tracks in the works. So, uh, damn. More W’s.
@chancetherapper we are next
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 2, 2013
Last night, Jeremih and Chancellor Rapper hit an undisclosed studio at an undisclosed location in Chicago to craft a brand new record. While details on the track are scarce, we’re guessing this will land on Jeremih’s forthcoming Def Jam album, Thumpy Johnson, which is due out at the top of the year. Whatever the case, this sounds like it’s going to be fairly monumental when it finally drops. Jeremih and Chance are two of the best in the biz in their respective genres, so them on the same track should be fireworks. Check out a quick preview above.
Last night, Chano kicked off his first of two homecoming shows in Chicago at the Riviera Theater, and fans in attendance were treated to some exciting new material premiered by The Rapper. A very popular question has been “When is the follow up to Acid Rap dropping?” Well, don’t worry about that, just press play and enjoy some new, new.
And if you didn’t get tix for tomorrow’s show, too bad so sad, because the joint is sold out.
Those in attendance at Chance’s Social Experiment Tour stop in Atlanta tonight got a surprise as Takeoff, Offset and Quavo a.k.a. Migos joined Chance on stage and performed their new single “Hannah Montana”.
Doesn’t get much more live than that. Don’t believe me? Peep the footage. Check out a quick vid of Chano and Migos onstage above and hit the jump for a few more short clips.
Chance The Rapper is currently on his first-ever headlining nationwide tour. He’s been selling out dates all around the US of A, and in two weeks he returns to his hometown of Chicago for two separate shows. The show on Friday, 11/29, has been sold out for months, so due to popular demand he added a second show on Wednesday, 11/27 (Blackout Wednesday). So for everyone home from school, on break, or just in town for the Holiday, tickets are still available and you can grab them right here.
CHANCE THE RAPPER
Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
November 27, 2013 7:30 PM
Door Open: 6:30 PM
ALL AGES SHOW
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
But don’t fret as today, the good people at FSD have five pairs of tickets to giveaway to five lucky readers. Yes, you read that correctly. FIVE PAIRS. Happy Holidays. Hit the jump to find out how to win.
Courtesy of SOB TV
Late last month, Chance had two big dates at storied NYC venue, SOBs, and their squad took full advantage of Chano’s time there by filming this recap and behind the scenes video. Here’s what two sold out nights in NYC look like.
Chance’s Social Experiment Tour lands in Chicago in a couple of weeks, and tickets are still available for his 11/27 date right here. Check back to FSD later today as we will be giving away a few pairs. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Courtesy of HighbrowHipHop.
During the Syracuse, NY stop on his Social Experiment Tour Wednesday night, Chance decided to give the audience his version of Coldplay’s “Fix You”. I don’t know about y’all, but “Fix You” is one of my favorite Coldplay records so it’s pretty dope to see Chano cover it.
Check out the video above and keep an eye out for Chance, who’ll probably be in a city near you soon. Chance has also extended his Social Experiment Tour and added some new cities/dates, so be sure to check them out here and grab tickets.