Chance The Rapper

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Chance Talks Collabo Album With Lil B, Says It’s A “Masterpiece”

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Chano chopped it up with Bootleg Kev on Wild 94.1 in Tampa yesterday, and they chatted about a number of topics including the Family Matters Tour, Vic Mensa, Cam O’bi as well as his project with Lil B.

He confirms that album will be coming out in the near future, but he wouldn’t disclose features or any other specifics. He did state that it was a “masterpiece” however. The saga continues…

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FSD Feature: Who Runs The Show?

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Words by Ryan Chandler (@NayrRyChi)

It takes a lot to be a successful hip-hop artist — a Chicago one at that. The creative process, costly studio time, and pesky politics can all get in the way. But there’s one thing that truly sets some artists apart from others, and it’s their ability to put on a show.

Performing in front of a live audience is not an easy task. It takes confidence, persistence, humility and most importantly practice. A dope performance can lead to exposure in other markets, as well as the most important revenue stream in music today —  touring.

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Chance The Rapper Announces ‘Family Matters’ Tour

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He’s back.

After taking the Pitchfork Music Festival by storm, Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment are set to take their show on the road for Chance The Rapper’s Family Matters Tour. There are special guests involved and this looks to be more than just your average tour — Chance is talking theaters here. At least per the flyer.

The extravaganza kicks off in Austin, TX on October 11th, and closes out in Los Angeles on November 24th. So yes, this fall is going to get interesting. Chance also revealed that a number of special guests will be involved, so stay tuned for more details on whom and where. We’ll be sure to keep you abreast as details trickle out today.

Is Carl Winslow gonna be on the tour? We do not know, but who cares. It’s going to be a movie.

Update: Chance took to Twitter to announce that the special guests who will appear on the tour are Metro Boomin, Towkio and D.R.A.M. Updated artwork is below.

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Chance The Rapper Reveals Kanye West Almost Narrated ‘Surf’

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In an in-depth piece penned by Dan Hyman for The Guardian, Chance The Rapper reveals that Kanye West was slated to narrate Surf, and his vocals were even recorded for the project. In the end, it didn’t work out, but it’s cool to know Kanye was the first person to actually hear the project completed. Not that Surf needed any extra garnish, but it’s fantastic to see that these two are now working together in some capacity. I have a feeling this is only the beginning.

“The kid in me wanted a certain type of approval [from Kanye],” says Chance, who admits he once wanted “Kanye to be my dad”, still beaming at the memory. He and West have recently been working together in the studio on an undisclosed future collaboration, and as Chance reveals for the first time to the Guardian that West, who heard Surf “before anyone else”, was originally slated to appear on the entirety of the album. “Yah, he was going to narrate it at one point,” Chance says. “In the final weeks of getting ready to put it out we had vocal chops that we were using from ’Ye talking about some of the themes of the project. Through just thinking about it, it didn’t end up happening that way. Not to say it wouldn’t have been dope as shit!”

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