What a way to start a Monday. Chance and Cole World team up for this tribute to …creative loving females. This is more in Cole’s lane in terms of juvenile approaches to dating and girls with low self-esteem. In any case, the performance bumps and Chance revives the stage line by line, as J. Cole waits for some momentum to infect him. Watch after the jump.
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This is too much. Not in a bad way either. Musical duo Octave Minds, a hybrid of Boyz Noise and Chilly Gonzales’s instrumental work, gave Chance the right backdrop to caterwaul all crazy on a song. Chance proves he too is a piano — melody and percussion as a fierce two-for-one. Between this piece and the new Arthur theme, Chance The Rapper may be hip hop’s best new theme songwriter. Check it after the jump.
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Lil Herb, like Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Lil Reese, is a Chi-town hustler rapper. Where he lacks in finesse, he makes up for in pulp. On this one, Common and Chance add the touches of subtlety and sobriety. Com just needs to rap a little faster so he doesn’t give the song such an obvious belly. After the jump.
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Chance premiering the “Arthur” theme song that Wyclef shaped for him and Elle Varner. He also positions himself as a soul man more than a rapper. On display: a versatile voice box with pointy songwriting tools. He makes ‘everyday wonderful’ possible, and better, typical. Watch the performance after the jump.
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It’s no secret that Childish Gambino and Chance The Rapper are more than friends…they are exceptional collaborators.  Such is evident from the tracks “They Don’t Like Me” (from Gambino’s Royalty mixtape), “Favorite Song” (from Chance’s Acid Rap project), and the most recent “The Worst Guys” (from ‘Bino’s Because The Internet album).  After revealing Chance’s ‘lost’ verse from “The Worst Guys,” at this weekend’s Governors Ball festival, ‘Bino took to Twitter to announce the pair’s plans to release a collaborative EP.

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On Sunday May 25, 2014, the annual Soundset Festival took place at Minneapolis’ Canterbury Park. The event featured an eclectic blend of hip-hop performances such as sets from Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, EarWolf (Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt), Cypress Hill, Roc Marciano, Flatbush Zombies, Shad, Snow the Product & more. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this year’s event. All photos by Crave Club.


Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, and Kings of Leon are set to headline the third annual Made In America Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, August 30 & 31. Read More

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