Chance the Rapper was the musical guest on last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” with actor Chris Hemsworth as the host. Chance the Rapper performed two songs, including a new track entitled “Somewhere in Paradise” featuring fellow Chicagoan Jeremih. You can watch the full performance after the jump.
Chance the Rapper is keeping active, to say the least. Fresh off a critically-acclaimed mixtape and tour, the Chicago spitter is sharing a brand new song. Of course, being the unpredictable character that he is, Chance’s new song has a bit of a backstory. Last week, Chance praised one Stephen Colbert — yes, the talk show host — for his exceptional musical chops (calling him ”amazing”, in the process), and sharing little else about a ”secret song” between the two. And after his performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (you may watch the performance here), Chance is wasting no time in sharing the new track. In addition to featuring Saba on the mic, ”Angels” is written and performed by Chance, Lido, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, and Donnie Trumpet (for The Social Experiment) — sorry, no Stephen Colbert on an MPC here, folks. Check out the new Chance the Rapper track, ”Angels”, after the jump. Also, the track is available for free through iTunes — get it here!
Lil B and Chance the Rapper have joined forces on a new mixtape entitled Free because it’s free — duh. The Bay Area native and Chicago MC combine the best of both worlds on the six freestyles. You can check it out in full after the jump.
Chance the Rapper and his group The Social Experiment recently stopped by “Windy City Live” to play “Sunday Candy” from their new record, as well as “Paranoia” from Chance’s Acid Rap. Additionally Chance spoke on a potential collaboration with Kanye West, who recently shouted him out at a show. “Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively,” Chance said. Check out video after the jump.
Chance the Rapper and Donnie Trumpet are finally sharing the long-awaited Social Experiment album entitled Surf. In case you didn’t know: Chance the Rapper is in a band called the Social Experiment, which features Chance, Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, and Lido. Their long-teased new album Surf, credited to Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, is out right now on iTunes. Chance has called Surf “the first Social Experiment project” rather than a proper Chance the Rapper release. Check it out after the jump!
Once a year, Austin, TX transforms into a hotbed for fans to witness some of the greatest music showcases on earth during the annual SXSW Music Festival. This year was no exception as fans in attendance were able to see a myriad of live performances each day across all genres of music. iHipHop was on-hand to capture photos from some of the most monumental performances and parties throughout the city this year. For your viewing pleasure, click through this exclusive slideshow to check out photos from this year’s SXSW Music Festival. All photos by W. Suarez (MosiacNewYork).
What a behemoth of a month March is, huh? If you’ve been keeping tabs: so far we’ve been gifted with Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore masterpiece To Pimp a Butterfly, Future’s brand new mixtape 56 Nights, Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside. And now Action Bronson’s highly-anticipated, long-gestating mainstream debut Mr. Wonderful is available for free stream! What a month. The album arrives with “Easy Rider,” “Actin’ Crazy,” “Baby Blue” and “Terry” serving as its singles. Check out the free stream after the jump.
Chance the Rapper has remained awfully quiet since he broke through with his excellent Acid Rap tape. His Surf project with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment is forthcoming but for solo Chance there hasn’t been much. He’s kept busy with various other endeavors including acting. In Collin Tilley’s short film called Mr. Happy, Chance the Rapper stars as Victor, a depressed guy who discovers a website—MrHappy.com—where he can hire a hitman to kill him. Check out the trailer after the jump.
The LA-based DJ/producer Nosaj Thing will be releasing his album Fated on May 5th and today he’s sharing “Cold Stares” featuring Chance the Rapper. These two have collaborated in the past and “Cold Stares” is a welcome return to the two working together. Listen to “Cold Stares” after the jump.