Chance the Rapper

Watch Joey Purp and Chance the Rapper Cruise Through “Girls @” Video

Although Chance the Rapper's guest turn (and "SpottieOttieDopaliscious" shoutout) makes "Girls @" a standout, the rest of Joey Purp's iiiDrops is also well worth a listen. But "Girls @" is getting…
Brian Josephs / September 21, 2016

‘Don’t Try to Be Someone Else’: On Voicemails and a Mother’s Love on Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

The album skit is supposed to be over. What was once an essential hallmark of hip-hop and R&B LPs is now a disposable flourish; WAVs and MP3s…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2016

Chance the Rapper Brings ‘Summer Friends’ to ‘Good Morning America’

Chance the Rapper's year-long mission to spread Chi-Town love took him to Good Morning America this morning. Host Robin Roberts had the pleasure of introducing Chance…
Brian Josephs / August 15, 2016

Chance the Rapper Will Headline His Own Festival in September

Chance the Rapper released one of the year's most beloved mixtapes, booked a world tour, and got to close off the ESPYs with an amazing…
Brian Josephs / July 25, 2016

Jamila Woods Puts the Focus on Chicago and Black Life

The literary organization Young Chicago Authors lists a pretty simple but powerful mission statement on its website: To transform "the lives of young people by cultivating their…
Brian Josephs / July 15, 2016

Chance the Rapper’s Newest Song Remembers Muhammad Ali at the ESPY Awards

Chance the Rapper paid tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with an original song to close out last night's ESPY Awards. The champion boxer known as the Greatest…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper Dedicate New Song ‘LSD’ to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

The string of Chance the Rapper guest spots this week continues. This time, he lends a helping hand to soul singer Jamila Woods (featured on Coloring…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

Chance the Rapper Delivers Another Guest Verse on Supa Bwe’s ‘Fool Wit It Freestyle’

Chance the Rapper has been pretty open to handing out verses to his fellow Chicago artists over the past few weeks. After assisting SaveMoney crewmates…
Brian Josephs / July 5, 2016

Chance the Rapper Delivers a Verse on Brian Fresco’s Dance Floor-Ready ‘Higher’

Chicago's SaveMoney collective has been on a roll with Chance the Rapper, Joey Purp, and Vic Mensa all dropping solid projects over the past several weeks. Brian Fresco…
Brian Josephs / June 28, 2016

Chance the Rapper Announces Magnificent Coloring World Tour

Kanye West will be touring through the fall and his God-fearing disciple will now be doing the same. Chance the Rapper has officially announced the…
Brian Josephs / June 21, 2016

Jukebox Jury: Esperanza Spalding on Writing an Opera and Doris Day’s Street Cred

On first listen, the final song on Esperanza Spalding’s Emily’s D+Evolution feels very familiar, but that sense of comfort gets warped into something more sinister and…
Connor O'Brien / June 13, 2016

Watch Chance the Rapper Surprise Bonnaroo With ‘No Problems’ — Twice

Update: Chance the Rapper popped up at Bonnaroo two more times on Saturday: first performing his "Need to Know" collaboration during Macklemore's set, and later covering Notorious B.I.G.'s…
Anna Gaca / June 11, 2016

Hundred Waters, Skrillex, and Chance the Rapper Tell Stephen Colbert to ‘Show Me Love’

Skrillex's Chance the Rapper-featuring remix of Hundred Waters' feel-good "Show Me Love" may well be a one-off, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy it…
Anna Gaca / June 8, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Donnie Trumpet Share Unheard ‘Surf’ Bonus Material

One year ago Saturday, Chance the Rapper's associates in Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment released Surf, the collaborative album that boasted major support from Chance and an instant…
Anna Gaca / May 29, 2016

Chance the Rapper Hangs Out With Famous Friends in ‘No Problem’ Video

What's almost as impressive as Chance the Rapper's lyrical ability is his rolodex. The video for "No Problem" doesn't show any dreadhead brothers laying siege…
Brian Josephs / May 27, 2016

Chance the Rapper Played ‘Waves’ and ‘Famous’ Demos During Zane Lowe Interview

Chance the Rapper notably had a big role in the making of Kanye West's The Life of Pablo. He had a stunning verse on "Ultralight Beam" and…
Brian Josephs / May 24, 2016

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ Becomes First Album to Chart From Streaming Alone

Chance the Rapper's new album mixtape Coloring Book is the first to debut in the top ten of the Billboard 200 via streaming alone, Billboard reports. The follow-up to Acid Rap debuted at…
Anna Gaca / May 22, 2016

Joey Purp Calls in a Chance the Rapper Verse for Flirtatious ‘Girls @’

Chance the Rapper's gospel and Kanye West's daytime talk show sermons have put Chicago at the center of the conversation again. So, now is a pretty…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2016

Review: Chance the Rapper Turns Atheists Into Believers on ‘Coloring Book’

Give praise for Chance the Rapper’s refusal to conform. Whereas a bounty of other rappers lean into the continued proliferation of druggy trap or transglobal…
Britt Julious / May 18, 2016
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