New Chance the Rapper Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


2017-06-22-chance-the-rapper-issues-apology-to-dr-dre

Chance The Rapper Apologizes to Dr. Dre for Making Fun of Aftermath [Feature ]

Nobody is perfect—not even Chicago's golden child, Chance The Rapper.On Thursday (June 22), the GRAMMY-award winning Coloring Book author issued a formal apology on Twitter to Dr. Dre and his record label,... Read More

2017-06-21-kevin-coval-interview

Louder Than A Bomb: The Growing Legacy of Kevin Coval [Feature ]

"Kevin made art a job to me. He made me feel like it was real. He made me feel like the competition was real. He made me feel that the money was real. He made me feel that the love and the fans were real. And if I... Read More

2017-06-15-summer-friends-madness-of-summertime

Chance The Rapper, The Fresh Prince & the Madness of Summertime [Feature ]

When the winds no longer howled the language of winter, relief would exhale from my chest. As a child who loathed the colder months, the first kiss of warmth from the season change was nothing short of a hug from heaven.... Read More

2017-06-05-chance-the-rapper-studies-kendrick-lamar-drake

Chance The Rapper Studies His “OGs” Kendrick Lamar & Drake [Feature ]

It isn’t just Kanye West who Chance The Rapper looks up to; during a recent appearance on Hot 97’s Ebro In The Morning, the Social Experiment star talked about his love for Kendrick Lamar and Drake, two... Read More

2015-05-17-chance-the-rapper-is-living-his-positive-raps

When Keeping It Real Goes Right: Chance The Rapper Is Living His Positive Raps [Feature ]

I’ve written many times about hip-hop’s obsession with authenticity, as it tends to be a cornerstone of our appreciation for those artists we deem to be at the top of their craft.In an excerpt from a recent... Read More

2017-05-08-chance-the-rapper-rapper-radio-expansion

Chance The Rapper Expands Rapper Radio Platform to Help More Artists Gain Airplay [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper's hit single "No Problem" reached No. 1 on the urban radio chart last November, but as an independent artist, he's well aware of the difficulties that many artists—especially... Read More

2017-04-28-dj-khaled-im-the-one-chance-the-rapper-justin-bieber-lil-wayne

DJ Khaled Delivers Star-Studded Song of the Summer Contender “I’m the One” [Feature ]

Months after announcing the not-so-top-secret collaboration, DJ Khaled has finally dropped his new single “I’m the One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne.For whatever reason,... Read More

2017-04-21-kendrick-chance-talking-to-god

Praise & Questions: How Kendrick & Chance Talk to God in Different Ways [Feature ]

I’ve encountered two different kinds of religious believers, generally speaking. The first are those who focus on the gifts of God and the blessings in their life and take an optimistic approach to humanity. The... Read More

2017-04-06-l10mixedit-interview

Meet L10MixedIt, the Engineer Behind Chance The Rapper, Noname & Smino’s Breakthrough Projects [Feature ]

Welcome to Liner Notes, a new feature series which will focus on highlighting the often overlooked creative efforts of studio engineers. The album booklet may be dead, but we’ll try to keep its spirit alive.... Read More

2017-04-03-chance-the-rapper-all-night-radio

Chance The Rapper Asks Fans to Support “All Night” at Radio, Song Enters Top 30 [Feature ]

After reaching No. 1 at Urban radio last November with his GRAMMY-winning single "No Problem," Chance The Rapper is once again campaigning for fan support for his latest Coloring Book single, "All Night," by using... Read More

2017-03-17-chance-the-rapper-breaks-down-apple-music-deal

Chance The Rapper Defends Apple Music Deal That Paid Him $500k [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper took home three GRAMMY awards in February for a project that was never made available for purchase—to date, Chance has never sold any of his music—but that hasn't stopped people from... Read More

2017-03-13-chance-the-rapper-on-empowering-indie-artists

Chance The Rapper on Empowering Indie Artists: “Why Should You Have A Boss?” [Feature ]

Aside from his critically acclaimed music and general likeability, one of Chance The Rapper's strongest attributes as an artist has been his passion for reforming the music industry. As the catalyst for... Read More

2017-03-09-defending-chance-from-sun-times

Defending Chance The Rapper Against Ignorant Attack By Chicago Sun-Times [Feature ]

When the New York Post ignorantly blasted the Chicago White Sox last April for bringing Chance The Rapper onboard to be a team ambassador, because he authors "vulgar gangsta rap," the article was met with equal... Read More

2017-03-06-chance-the-rapper-donation

Chance The Rapper is Donating $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper is a man of the people kids.In a press conference on Monday (March 6), held at Westcott Elementary School in his native Chicago, Chance announced that he will be making a donation of $1 million to... Read More

2017-03-03-chance-the-rapper-chicago-to-la

Why Chance The Rapper Returned to Chicago After “Ungodly” Experience in LA [Feature ]

Kevin Coval, the founder of the Louder Than a Bomb poetry festival and the artistic director for Young Chicago Authors, is set to release his book of poetry The People's History of Chicago on April 11. The... Read More

2017-03-01-taylor-bennett-solange-telling-your-story

Taylor Bennett, Solange & The Importance of Telling Your Story [Feature ]

YO WHY DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS https://t.co/Ty92JXaAls — Taylor Bennett (@_TaylorBennett) February 24, 2017Seeing the capitalized text in his response, it’s safe to assume that Taylor Bennett was... Read More

2017-02-28-chance-the-rapper-revenue-streams

Chance The Rapper Breaks Down His Revenue Streams [Feature ]

Whenever I start talking to someone outside of the music business about Chance The Rapper, particularly those older than myself, I always get asked the same question: “How does he make money if his music is... Read More

2017-02-13-post-grammys-sales-bump

Anderson .Paak, ATCQ & Beyoncé See Huge Post-GRAMMYs Sales Bump [Feature ]

Ahh, the post-GRAMMYs sales bump. Thanks to their riveting performances at last night's 59th annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony, Anderson .Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars... Read More

2017-02-08-chance-the-rapper-best-new-odds

Chance The Rapper is the Favorite to Win “Best New Artist” GRAMMY, According to Vegas [Feature ]

This Sunday, Chance The Rapper will travel from Chicago to Los Angeles to attend the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony at the Staples Center, where he is nominated for a whopping seven awards.According to Sports Insight,... Read More

2017-02-02-chance-the-rapper-40-city-arena-tour

Chance The Rapper Will Embark on 40-City Arena Tour [Feature ]

There isn't much Chance The Rapper hasn't done over the past two years. From nabbing seven GRAMMY nominations as an independent artist to reaching No. 1 at Urban radio, the Chicago native has checked career boxes... Read More

2017-01-27-j-cole-rap-savior-predictions

Revisiting J. Cole’s Rap Savior Predictions 4 Years Later [Feature ]

On the eve of his 2013 album release showdown with Kanye, J. Cole sent out a tweet. It wasn’t last minute promotion, he wasn't begging the hive to help him defeat Yeezus, but rather a declaration that hip-hop was... Read More

2017-01-19-rap-ruled-soundcloud-2016

No Surprise: Rap Ruled SoundCloud in 2016 [Feature ]

Streaming platform SoundCloud, which is currently bleeding money and might run out of cash in 2017, has spent the better part of the last two years looking to be acquired. While DJs and electronic artists—once the... Read More

2017-01-17-anderson-paak-chance-the-rapper-collab

Are You Ready for an Anderson .Paak & Chance The Rapper Collab? [Feature ]

Both Anderson .Paak and Chance The Rapper have made waves over the past few months by teasing collaborations with Flying Lotus and Donald Glover respectively, but talk is cheap in the music business. Fans don't want to... Read More

2017-01-11-chance-the-rapper-name-origin

Proud to Be a Rapper: The Origin of Chance’s Rap Name [Feature ]

The names we are appointed at birth, the nicknames we are given, and the monikers we choose ourselves all have an origin, they all have a story.A few years ago, Drake rapped, “If I left this shit to chance I... Read More

2016-12-22-chance-the-rapper-jeremih-merry-christmas-lil-mama

Holy Sh*t Chance The Rapper & Jeremih Released a ‘Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama’ Mixtape [Feature ]

'Twas the Thursday before Christmas, a night like any other—the moon was sitting high, the owls were hooting, graveyard shift workers were beginning to grumble, and my eyes grew heavier by the second. Just before... Read More

2016-12-21-chance-the-rapper-best-emcee-2016-botbawards

Chance The Rapper is The Best Emcee of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

“And I still be asking God to show his face” - Chance The RapperI remember the feeling of being lost the night that “Acid Rain” was released. Lost in the world, lost in the... Read More

2016-12-13-chance-the-rapper-childish-gamino-tape

Chance The Rapper on Joint Mixtape With Childish Gambino: “It Will Come Out” [Feature ]

Here we go again.Seven months ago, during a press run for his GRAMMY-nominated mix-album Coloring Book, Chance conducted a Reddit AMA during which he confirmed the existence of a collaborative endeavor... Read More

2016-12-12-fatherhood-in-hip-hop

Maturity & Growth: How Four New Fathers Are Bringing Perspective to Hip-Hop [Feature ]

One of my favorite album covers of 2016 is Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. The vibrant orange, red and blue hues give it the same radiance of a Vincent van Gogh portrait. Intoxicating colors are a... Read More

2016-12-09-best-rap-album-intros-2016

10 Best Rap Album Intros of 2016, Ranked [Feature ]

Last month, Nathan and Yoh debated whether albums are still alive in 2016. Nathan had a point: albums like Blonde and Coloring Book (I’d throw A Seat at the Table and Atrocity Exhibition in there, too) proved that... Read More

2016-12-08-chance-the-dropout

‘Chance The Dropout’ is a Beautiful Blend of Chance The Rapper & Kanye’s Hip-Hop Soul [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper loves Kanye West as much as Kanye loves Kanye. The young Chicago rapper credits Ye as his single biggest inspiration and saw his God dream come true this year when they collaborated on two of the most... Read More

2016-12-06-i-went-to-chance-the-rapper-open-mike-chicago

I Went to Chance The Rapper’s Open Mike to Celebrate the Legacy & Future of Chicago Artists [Feature ]

High schoolers line up to show their IDs and are immediately sent down a short escalator ride to an auditorium. The students file into each row—and at some point, later on, an announcement is made that an attendance... Read More

2016-12-06-chance-the-rapper-grammy-nominations

No Problem: Chance The Rapper Cleans Up With 7 GRAMMY Nominations [Feature ]

2016 has been a win at every turn for Chance The Rapper. Numerous late night performances, a wildly successful album and tour, and now, seven GRAMMY nominations. All of this without ever charging a dime for his musical... Read More

2016-11-29-dont-own-artists

We May Buy Their Art, But We Don’t Own Artists [Feature ]

Everything Kanye does triggers an avalanche of articles—that man's singlehandedly kept some thinkpiece writers employed—and so, of course, his recent hospitalization and tour cancellation have provoked... Read More

2016-11-22-chance-the-rapper-drake-feel-no-ways-cover

Chance The Rapper Turns Drake’s “Feel No Ways” Into A Soulful Social Experiment Affair [Feature ]

One of the greatest things about hip-hop is how it's based on—and promotes—the reimagining of other people’s work. Hip-hop was born from sampling and collaboration, traditions that have not... Read More

2016-11-11-ten-artist-careers-summarized-using-only-1-word

10 Hip-Hop Careers Summarized Using Only 1 Word [Feature ]

Violent, uncontrollable anger is how the dictionary defines the word rage. Rage is hard to soothe, a challenge to calm—think of a bull staring down the color red. I found it interesting that Joe Budden wanted to change... Read More

2016-11-09-post-election-survival-playlist

We Gon’ Be Alright: Your Post-Election Survival Playlist [Feature ]

Regardless of what you hoped the outcome of last night’s presidential race would be, it’s safe to say that a large portion of the country would’ve been freaked out either way.No matter your beliefs,... Read More

2016-11-07-no-problem-chance-the-rappers-no-1

No Problem: Chance The Rapper Reaches No. 1 at Urban Radio [Feature ]

An independent artist who wants to hear his or her song on the radio has two choices: sign a major label recording contract or spend close to one million dollars on a budget for a radio campaign. It's really... Read More

2016-11-04-frank-kendrick-earl-throwaway-albums

Frank, Kendrick, Earl & My Quest to Save Throwaway Albums [Feature ]

Maturity is a quality that was nonexistent on all the early Odd Future records. They were kids being kids—silly, obnoxious, offensive, and rebellious. It was a phase that helped them to become popular, but also a period... Read More

2016-11-02-vocal-inflections-in-hip-hop-right-now

5 Best Vocal Inflections in Hip-Hop Right Now [Feature ]

Despite the age-old argument that hip-hop is dead, there has never been a better time to be a hip-hop head from an options standpoint. In the digital era of music, the average listener has thousands of artists to... Read More

2016-10-28-obama-loves-drake-kendrick-chance

Obama Loves Drake, But Thinks Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Are “Breaking New Ground” [Feature ]

Call Barack Obama “hip-hop’s first President” and your comments might be met with backlash. Some accuse him of abandoning the culture and community that effectively got him elected in 2008, while others... Read More

2016-10-21-chance-the-rapper-how-great-video-isnt-that-great

Chance The Rapper Releases “How Great” Video, But It’s Not That Great [Feature ]

Just like thousands of other fans, I've had Chance The Rapper’s magnificent mixtape/album Coloring Book in heavy rotation since its May release.For five straight months, Chance could do no... Read More

2016-10-19-chance-the-rapper-his-father-things-come-full-circle

For Chance The Rapper & His Father, Things Come Full Circle [Feature ]

There’s a photo you might have seen floating around online of a young Chancellor Bennett (better known today as Chance The Rapper) and his family meeting with Barack Obama in the Oval Office.Chance, who was “13... Read More

2016-10-13-childish-gambino-chance-the-rapper-hip-hop-parent

Donald Glover, Chance The Rapper & the Art of Being a Hip-Hop Parent [Feature ]

In December 2014, exactly one year after the release of his sophomore album Because the Internet, Childish Gambino essentially vanished from the internet. He deleted all of his tweets and Instagram photos, leaving only a... Read More

2016-10-12-should-chance-the-rapper-need-to-campaign-for-grammys

Should Chance The Rapper Campaign For GRAMMY Consideration? [Feature ]

From his universally-praised release Coloring Book to his extravagant supporting tour and numerous awe-inspiring television performances, Chance The Rapper has been dominating the hearts and ears of listeners across the... Read More

2016-10-10-the-race-for-2016-hip-hop-mvp

The Race for 2016’s Hip-Hop MVP [Feature ]

With only a few months left in the year, the "Who conquered 2016?" debates are on the horizon. Who had the best album? Who had the best single? Who had the best ad-lib? All questions that will soon be answered as we slowly... Read More

2016-10-06-chance-the-rapper-donald-glover-best-advice

Chance The Rapper Shares Donald Glover’s Best Piece of Advice [Feature ]

Everywhere you look Chance The Rapper is present. Daytime TV? Check. Late night TV? Check. Award shows? Of course. Commercials? Why not.In just the past 10 months, the Chicago native has shown the entire world what it... Read More

2016-10-04-chance-the-rapper-blessings-on-fallon

Chance The Rapper’s “Blessings (Reprise)” Performance on Jimmy Fallon Was Heavenly [Feature ]

Five months ago, Chance The Rapper appeared on The Tonight Show to perform "Blessings" and announce the release date for Coloring Book. Now in the midst of his Magnificent Coloring World Tour, Chano was invited back to... Read More

2016-09-26-chance-the-rapper-mcd-festival-all-star-lineup

Chance The Rapper Secured #MCD All-Star Line-Up Through “Personal Conversations” [Feature ]

The night before Magnificent Coloring Day (September 23), Chance The Rapper did an interview with Twitter to explain the purpose and significance of the festival.“I always wanted to see a festival on the south side... Read More

2016-09-21-chance-the-rapper-kanye-west-good-ass-job

Chance The Rapper & Kanye West’s “Good Ass Job” Album is “Far From Done” [Feature ]

During an interview with Zane Lowe in May, Chance The Rapper revealed that he and Kanye West were planning to resurrect Kanye's lost Good Ass Job album. Initially planned as the fourth and final release in... Read More

2016-09-19-rappers-perform-on-ellen

Chance The Rapper, Kendrick Lamar & a History of Rappers Performing on Ellen [Feature ]

I grew up with an aunt who was the biggest fan of Oprah. Every single day she would tune into her talk show, watching religiously. Oprah was the queen of daytime television; no one was close to her stature. It was rare to see... Read More

2016-09-14-mick-jenkins-chance-vic-project

Relax, Mick Jenkins, Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa Don’t Have a Joint Project [Feature ]

Earlier today (September 14), Mick Jenkins did a Q&A with Twitter Music. Fans asked him everything from who his favorite emcee is right now — to which he answered his A Quest For Love tourmate Smino... Read More

2016-09-09-chance-the-rapper-fuckboy-scalpers

Chance The Rapper Fought “F*ckboy Scalpers” & He Won [Feature ]

When Chance The Rapper announced the tour dates for Magnificent Coloring World, the show for Chano’s Chicago hometown date was listed as “TBD.” A few days later, he announced that the Chicago performance... Read More

2016-08-30-psychedelics-in-hip-hop

Seeing Beyond Reality: The Psychedelic Shift In Hip-Hop [Feature ]

"We are discontinuing our current line of braggadocio, in light of the current trend in 'realness'...As an alternative, we will be confiscating weed supplies and replacing them with magic mushrooms, in hopes of... Read More

2016-08-23-chance-ultralight-beam-music-faith-without-religion

Chance, “Ultralight Beam” & How Music Gave Me Faith Without Religion [Feature ]

It's not until after the three-minute mark of Coloring Book’s "How Great" that you hear the voice of Chance The Rapper. Prior to that, you're greeted by a sea of voices, steadfast in their collective... Read More

2016-08-18-chance-the-rapper-hope-to-industry

Chance The Rapper Represents a Redistribution of Power in Hip-Hop [Feature ]

During the past two years, fans and critics alike have watched awe-struck as Chance The Rapper has steadily outgrown his underground buzz and ascended to the rank of a next generational hip-hop icon. Regardless... Read More

2016-08-11-chance-the-rapper-competition

Chance The Rapper Doesn’t Like Rap Competition, But It Will Find Him [Feature ]

Appearing on the cover of Billboard is just the latest in a string of amazing feats for Chance The Rapper. Following his every accomplishment this year has been like watching a prince slowly ascend to the place of a king. His... Read More

2016-08-10-chance-the-rapper-nike-unlimited-together-video

Holy Sh*t You Need to Watch Chance The Rapper in “Unlimited Together” [Feature ]

Be prepared to get into your feels.You don’t need me to tell you we’re living in tough times. Regardless of whether the world is indeed falling to shit as many seem to be convinced, or rather social media... Read More

20186-08-02-chance-the-rapper-one-fan-at-a-time

Chance the Rapper Got His Start Handing Out CDs to Fans [Feature ]

Chance the Rapper is now in the process of selling out a stadium alongside some of the biggest corporations in America, but it was only four years ago that he was a barely-out-of-high school rapper who had yet to even play... Read More

2016-08-02-chance-the-rapper-battle-scalpers

Chance The Rapper Battles With Greedy Ticket Scalpers for the Fans [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper has something special on the way with his Magnificent Coloring Day Festival, but he has to battle ticket scalpers to preserve its integrity.“It’s become apparent to me that many... Read More

2016-07-26-chance-the-rapper-bud-light-festival-indie

Chance the Rapper’s Music Festival is Presented by Bud Light, What’s “Indie” Mean Again? [Feature ]

Yesterday, Chance the Rapper announced that he would be throwing his first ever Magnificent Coloring Day festival, including an eye-popping lineup of names ranging from established legends like Lil Wayne and Alicia Keys all... Read More

2016-07-14-chance-the-rapper-ali-tribute-espys

Chance The Rapper Delivers Gripping, Powerful Muhammad Ali Tribute at ESPYs [Feature ]

Drake might have a stranglehold on the charts, Kanye might control the headlines, but no artist, hip-hop or otherwise, has captivated a live TV audience over the past year like Chance The Rapper.On... Read More

2016-07-01-the-college-dropout-chance-the-rapper

Chance The Rapper: “‘College Dropout’ Was My First Real Experience with Hip-Hop” [Feature ]

In a recent interview with the Chicago Defender, Chance the Rapper reflected on how he has become one of the most in-demand, critically acclaimed artists in music. In looking back, Chance credits Kanye West's debut... Read More

2016-06-20-chance-the-rapper-creative-business

Chance the Rapper Named One of the Most Creative People in Business [Feature ]

Chance The Rapper can add another bullet point to his increasingly impressive resume as Fast Company has named the Chicago native one of the most creative persons in business for 2016, with Lil Chano from... Read More

2016-06-10-brotherhood-chance-the-rapper-vic-mensa

Family Matters: The Brotherhood of Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa [Feature ]

Rap's always had a strong sense of comradery. Collectives and crews seem like families, a brotherhood with a "my brother’s keeper" mentality. Breakups aren’t seen as artists going their separate ways but the... Read More