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Chance The Rapper Stories

Chance’s Birthday Party Raises $100,000 For Chicago Kids, Features Best Cake Ever

By: Alex Wood | Photos: @batterbear91 & @chancetherapperAfter donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools last month, Chance The Rapper continued his charitable streak by raising $100,000 for charity at a birthday event.The birthday party took place on April 16 at the trendy Studio Paris Nightclub, with performances from T-Pain, Ludacris and Chance throughout the night, where the...

Eaux Claires Music Festival Unveils Wilco-Heavy Lineup

The Wisconsin festival with an indie-rock tilt and French-sounding name as revealed its 2017 lineup, and Wilco fans should start packing.Wilco, along with related acts like Tweedy, The Autumn Defense and Glenn Kotchke (appearing in a duo with S. Carey) take a prominent role.  Wilco collaborator Feist will also perform.Other big name sets...

Tomorrow's Verse 2016 Album Of The Year Poll

So many publications offer so many end of the year album lists, so why do most of them look like they are written in a foreign language? Sure a handful of my favorites records find themselves in the "lists that matter", but even after looking at Rob Mitchum's incredible aggregation work, I still find myself...

Discussions Underway For Music Festival At White Sox Park

Last summer, the music world was bowled over by the runaway success of Chance The Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day Festival.Despite not having headlined at a Chicago venue bigger than a theatre, headlining and curating a festival style event at the south-side MLB ballpark (the now newly christened Guaranteed Rate Field) proved to...

Chance The Rapper Busts The Mold For Magnificent Coloring Day Festival

By: Brad JohnsonThe culture of rap is about gain.  Many MCs who start out writing about their lives, struggles, and relationships are usually talking about their gold watch by their next album.But Chance the Rapper doesnt retreat into his fame. The 22 year old, Chicago-born artist has used his burgeoning fame as a...

Beyondify In The Heat Of Summer

 Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify.  As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube for the goods. Here's what we came up with in the heat of the summer.  Father John Misty seems to be a bit divisive among our readers, but I...

Photos & Recap | The Roots, Donnie Trumpet & Chance The Rapper Kick Off Taste Of Chicago 2016

By: Philamonjaro StudioThe 36th Annual Taste of Chicago opened last night with excitement in the crowd and a handful of on-stage surprises.Grey skies threatened, but the weather held out this night for a packed Chicago audience.The opening night headliner was Grammy Award winning band The Roots, belting out their...

Album Reviews | May 2016 Releases

By: Alex WoodJames Blake- The Colour In Anything [5/6]Clocking in at a massive 76 minutes, electronic mastermind James Blakes third proper album, The Colour In Anything, is an extremely elaborate work of art, presenting every trick in the songwriters eclectic repertoire side by side. The music is heavy whether its dense keyboard and synthesizer harmonies, moody...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2015

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Father John Misty- I Love You, HoneybearIf J. Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, mastered songwriting with 2012s Fear Fun, he perfected the musical side of his work with I Love You, Honeybear. The records sound is beyond massive, with layers...

Album Reviews | August 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodChance The Rapper & Lil B- Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape) [8/5]Supposedly recorded on acid when the two rappers first met, Free (Based Freestyles) finds both artists informally rapping and ranting over long beats. Despite the freestyle format, the product is well conceived and surprisingly ambitious, proving both writers to be amongst the more...