Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper and Jeremih Just Dropped a Surprise Christmas Mixtape: Hear Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama

Not content to merely drop a single Christmas song, the Chicago tag-team of Chance the Rapper and Jeremih released Merry Christmas Lil' Mama this morning, an entire nine-track…
Andy Cush / December 22, 2016

Chance the Rapper Is Now Big Enough to Be an Answer on Jeopardy!

To say Chance the Rapper blew up this year is an understatement. He's now big enough to be the answer to a Jeopardy! question. Chance…
Brian Josephs / December 21, 2016

Hearing the Holy Ghost in 2016

No matter the election cycle, there comes a moment when the campaign bus pulls up in front of a church in a predominantly African-American neighborhood…
Andy Beta / December 21, 2016

Chance the Rapper Will Speak at a Post-Inauguration NAACP Event in D.C.

The Youth and College division of the NAACP has announced a "People's Inauguration" rally on January 21 in Washington, D.C., and named Chance the Rapper…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 14, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

Chance the Rapper’s Ascendent “Ultralight Beam” Verse Transcended the Year’s Darkness

For all his boyish charm, Chance the Rapper is painfully aware of violence and death. He was 18 years old when he watched his close…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Watch Chance the Rapper Perform “Sunday Candy” at the White House

BET probably covered their last White House event for a while back in October. And last night, Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment gave…
Brian Josephs / December 2, 2016

Chance the Rapper Cancels European Tour Dates Due to “Personal Reasons”

Chance the Rapper fans in Europe will end November without seeing him in concert. MCD, a concert production and promotion company, announced on Facebook that Chance…
Brian Josephs / November 23, 2016

New Music: John Legend – “Penthouse Floor” ft. Chance the Rapper

As a 23-year-old Kanye West disciple, Chance the Rapper came of age when John Legend's "Ordinary People" was on constant repeat. The Chicago wunderkind appears on…
Brian Josephs / November 16, 2016

Nico Segal Abandons “Donnie Trumpet” Stage Name Following Donald Trump’s Election

Nico Segal, the trumpeter from the Chance the Rapper-affiliated Social Experiment, has decided to leave behind his stage moniker of Donnie Trumpet. The reason? Donald Trump's…
Brian Josephs / November 11, 2016

Watch Chance the Rapper Lead Thousands of Chicago Residents to Vote

Yesterday, Chance the Rapper hosted a free concert called called "Parade to the Polls" in Chicago’s Grant Park and then led the thousands of concert-goers to…
Taylor Berman / November 8, 2016

Chance the Rapper is Hosting a Free Rooftop Concert in Chicago to Get Out the Vote

Chance the Rapper wants to remind you to not throw your vote away by not voting. He's passionate enough about it to be hosting a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 4, 2016

Watch the Teaser for a New Feature Film Starring Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper is starring in an upcoming movie, Slice, which is due out next year from A24—distributors of recent indie favorites like The Lobster, Green…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2016

President Obama Again Discusses His Safe But Good Taste in Rap Music on Sway

Today, President Obama—who is doing whatever interviews he can and feels like—went on Sway in the Morning to talk about his taste in hip-hop, among…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 28, 2016
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