Tag: Chance The Rapper
Directed by Chance The Rapper & Austin Vesely.
It definitely won’t be a performance to miss, so be sure to catch the live stream at 8:30pm that night if you can’t make it out to Lolla.
Wow. Out of the blue, Chicago rap scientist Sulaiman just let go an 8-track project featuring all unreleased collaborations with the likes of Chance The Rapper, GLC, Caleb James, Vic Spencer, Gzus Piece, The GTW, Naledge, HighLife, Paypa and a slew of other talented artists. Suli is calling this The Mogs, which features some of his coldest unheard work from 2012 – 2013.
One of these gems is the unreleased collabo from Sulaiman and Chance The Rapper called “Fam And Foolies.” We’ll bring you Suli’s whole project in a minute, but first we had to unearth this monster of a collabo with Chance, because of well, the awesome Andrew Barber namedrop. Ha! Sorry, shameless plug. Stream this awesome joint below. No seriously, this joint is great.
Shot and chopped by Nick Breton.
Truth Studios digs in the vault and unleashes some footage of Chuck Inglish, Chance and Donnie Trumpet working on “Glam” from Chuck’s Convertibles LP.
Check out the clip above and grab Chuck’s Convertibles LP on iTunes now if you haven’t.
Yesterday at the Governors Ball in NYC, Childish Gambino brought out his old buddy Chance The Rapper for a live performance of “The Worst Guys.” Check out the energy in the clip above. Shouts to Pursuit of Dopeness.
While out on tour, Jody Highroller and Chance ‘Le Rapper joined forces for this powerhouse freestyle you hear and see above. I think you can call it a freestyle? Perhaps it should be called performance art? Either way, watch their cypher above.
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You thought the XXL Freshmen coverage was over? Think again. Today we get the first of the group freestyles, which kicks off with Chance and Vic getting busy alongside Isaiah Rashad, August Alsina and Kevin Gates. The question is, however, who had the best set. Watch and speak up below.
Earlier this evening, Chance De’ Rapper took his talents to US Cellular Field to toss out the first pitch at tonight’s Chicago White Sox game against the San Diego Padres. The results? Well, much better than 50 Cent earlier this week, that’s for sure. Chano lobbed one right down the pipe and had the crowd going wild. That has to be a pretty incredible feeling.
Shouts to Pursuit of Dopeness for the video.
Over the weekend, Chance The Rapper and his father, Ken Bennett, helped organize a Save Chicago campaign which called on community organizers to get out and prevent violence on Memorial Day. The campaign resulted in the city going an entire 42 hours without a single incident.
Today, Chance took to Twitter to break down and explain what exactly went into the campaign. Read what Chance had to say below.
Chance kicks off the ’14 XXL Freshmen Freestyle series with his contribution, which you can check out in the video above. Chance takes a minute and twenty seconds to kick what I’m willing to bet is taste of something to come from his forthcoming Social Experiment project.
Check out Chano’s freestyle above then hit the jump to peep his Freshmen profile. After digested both videos, head over to XXL and read their Freshmen piece on Chance.
We’ve been harping on this for years, and since the inception of FSD back in 2007, only one Chicago rapper has landed on XXL’s coveted Freshmen cover — and that was Lupe Fiasco all of the way back in 2008. Freddie Gibbs was featured on the 2010 cover, and while that’s close it still doesn’t count. Last year Keef was in jail, so he couldn’t be included officially (they had a picture of him in the corner), so we’re not counting that either.
Well, after years of building, working and plenty of blood, sweat and tears, Chicago has a total of FOUR artists on the 2014 cover. Yes, you read that correctly. FOUR artists. More than any other city in the U.S. of A. Quite a feat, I must say.
Congrats are definitely in order for Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Lil Durk and Lil Bibby who were all selected to grace this year’s cover. Well deserved, and to be honest, a few more of our local stars deserved a spot here, but XXL had to spread the love around. Hopefully we can have a repeat performance next year, which I don’t think is completely out of the question.