chance the rapper

Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.29.19
News

Chance the Rapper Finally Details New Album 'The Big Day' on 'Fallon'

The Chicago hip-hop artist's first official studio LP, which he is selling instead of streaming, is out on Friday, July 26.
Josh Terry
7.17.19
music festivals

Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, and Other Reasons Woodstock 2019 Might Not Be Disastrous

The festival's 50th anniversary has a lot of past chaos to make up for, but is starting out strong with a stacked lineup.
Taylor Hosking
3.20.19
supreme court

Rappers Are Defending Their Right to Anti-Cop Lyrics in the Supreme Court

Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Killer Mike, and others filed a brief in support of rapper Mayhem Mal, breaking down the poetics of rap lyrics.
Taylor Hosking
3.7.19
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Spend Valentine's With Peter CottonTale’s Wholesome "Forever Always" Video

The Chance the Rapper-bandleader enlists the rapper and an all-star cast of Rex Orange County, Daniel Caesar, Yebba Smith, Madison Ryann Ward, and others on the first taste of his debut album.
Josh Terry
2.14.19
R. Kelly

R. Kelly's career continues to go up in flames

RCA won’t put any money behind his projects, and an Illinois concert event won't go on with him as host
Rex Santus
1.14.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

From Fuzz Boxes to AI

Six decades of psychedelics and music in harmony.
Angus Harrison
12.21.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The Christmassy, slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today—and reprised at the White House a year later—became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.12.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Run-DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" Is a Wholesome Alt-Holiday Classic

The trio didn't want to touch a Christmas song at first, but their 1987 single blew up. Part of that was down to its focus on a real good family meal.
Alex Robert Ross
12.8.18
New music

Listen to Two Highly Enjoyable New Chance The Rapper Songs

Generous Chance has released "The Man Who Has Everything" and "My Own Thing" feat. Joey Purp just in time for the weekend!
Shaad D’Souza
11.30.18
we saw this

Chance the Rapper Was Never Going to Run for Mayor of Chicago

Inside the press conference during which the Chicago rapper endorsed progressive activist Amara Enyia for mayor.
Josh Terry
10.16.18
Ask A Lawyer

Ask a Lawyer: Can Rappers Get Paid for Creating 'Fortnite' Dances?

The legal short answer is, well, it's complicated.
Jessica Meiselman
10.11.18
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