RT @abracawesome: this new Francis & The Lights album is everything !!!!
The album is the first in history to chart without selling a single copy.
Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book has entered the Billboard 200 chart at number eight this week, despite not selling a single copy. The album secured a top 10 spot thanks to streaming alone, making it the first album to break the Billboard 200 solely from streams.
Chance the Rapper has entered the Billboard chart thanks to streaming numbers.
The album earned 57.3 million streams on Apple Music which translated into 38,000 stream equivalent albums on the charts. Coloring Book was released on May 13, exclusively via the Apple Music streaming service and it will not be available on other services until May 27.
Last week, Chicago-born rap star Chance The Rapper said in an interview that he found 'Chi-Raq' to be "exploitative and problematic".
Filmmaker and director Spike Lee has hit back at Chance the Rapper’s criticism of his new movie Chi-Raq, claiming that the rap star’s father works for the Mayor of Chicago and that his perspective is therefore skewed.
Last week, Chicago native Chance (real name Chancelor Bennett) made critical comments about Lee’s newly released film, calling it “exploitative and problematic” in an interview with The 405. However, in an interview on Thursday (December 10th) with MSNBC, the director said that his father, Ken Bennett was mayor Rahm Emanuel’s deputy chief of staff.
Spike Lee hit back at Chance The Rapper this week
Continue reading: Spike Lee Hits Back At Chance The Rapper's 'Chi-Raq' Criticism
He'll hit Manchester and London with Snakehips this summer.
Chance the Rapper is returning to the UK this summer with two headline dates lined up in addition to his various festival appearances. There's no details on any further UK performances, so you best get to these shows while you've got the 'chance' (sorry).
Chance The Rapper visits the UK!
The rising hip hop star hailing from Chicago will hit London's Electric Brixton towards the end of June 2015 and Manchester's The Ritz at the beginning of July, and he will be joined by the UK's own Snakehips as special guests.
Continue reading: Chance The Rapper To Follow Wireless With 2 More UK Headline Dates
The song might just be the anthem of a generation. And it's released independently.
Ok, let’s talk about Chance the Rapper and No Better Blues, because that’s what you’ve been listening to all day anyway. And if it isn’t… why? Chance and The Social Experiment just released the track via SoundCloud this past Thursday. Besides being a really cool song (I’ll get to that part) No Better Blues also represents another steps in creators’ efforts to get their work straight to the people, skipping industry middlemen. Since CtR and The Social Experiment posted the link to their Twitter, the track has reached No. 2 on the network’s Trending 140.
Chance the Rapper is trying another unconventional avenue for music distribution - direct SoundCloud download.
The release is part of Twitter’s not-quite-thriving music service, so users can listen to it without even leaving the page/app. On Thursday, the social-media giant announced Twitter Audio Cards, which will allow listeners to listen to audio directly from their Twitter timelines with one click. Users can then dock the song in the corner and continue playback as they browse inside the mobile app.
Nick Offerman has directed a music video for Tweedy.
He's best known for playing the grumpy breakfast loving Ron Swanson on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation', but Nick Offerman has turned his hand to another profession: music video director. He's overseen the delightfully weird video for Tweedy's song, 'Low Key', which also features a host of celebrity cameos.
It's a different gig for the actor, usually seen in front of the camera
Tweedy is the latest project from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, comprised of himself and his son Spencer Tweedy. 'Low Key' is the first single from their first album, 'Sukierae', and the offbeat video shows them going door-to-door in attempts to sell their record to disinterested members of the public. Man of Steel actor Michael Shannon features as the assistant of the record label boss, whilst Melissa McCarthy, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter and Chance the Rapper feature amongst the bemused homeowners who are visited by the band. There's also a very strange twist at the end of the video, but we won't ruin the surprise!
Continue reading: Nick Offerman Has Directed A Music Video And It's Full Of Celebrities
Chance the Rapper - Budweiser presents Made In America Festival 2014, the event was founded by American rapper Jay-Z the even is held in Philadelphia and L.A. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 31st August 2014
Budweiser Made in America is coming soon, but what's it like to be made in Denver, Colorado?
Budweiser Made in America
We explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.
When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made in America project, the ethos he wanted to represent was simple; bringing together bands and artists of all genres to celebrate the rich variation that has become the US musical community. And where better to enjoy this multi-genre theme than Denver, Colorado, home to the likes of everyone from gentle folk rock crooners The Lumineers to industrial Goth collective Velvet Acid Christ?
We're no detectives but...
Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper have piqued the interest of their fans after a tweet from one of the rappers gave away that the pair could be working on a collaborative EP. Childish Gambino tweeted "now that chance finally released his verse on "worst guys", maybe he can hurry up and finish the rest of our EP #hinthint."
The day after Chance debuted his unreleased verse for Gambino's 'The Worst Guys,' the 'Heartbeat' star took to Twitter to tease their fans with word of a possible joint release. There is no word on when the project will arrive, but hopefully Childish's nudging will see things moving in the right way as soon as possible.
Having seen Chance's name on Gambino's Because The Internet song, it was naturally assumed that the Chicago hip hop star would be featured in a verse until fans realised that all they'd be getting was a hook. However, performing yesterday at the Governor's Ball, Childish welcomed Chance onstage to perform the previously-unheard lyrics from the track.
Continue reading: Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper Hint At Full EP Collaboration
It looks like it's going to be an epic weekend with Big Guava 2014's quality line-up.
Arguably what could be Florida's most fun-packed 3-day event of the year, Big Guava Music Festival makes its debut today (May 2nd 2014) with an impressive line-up headlined by Outkast, Vampire Weekend and Foster The People.
There's a lot of things we like about Florida, and we reckon Big Guava's inaugural event will definitely be one of them. Set against the glorious city backdrop of Tampa, this festival is bound to be the highlight of your year as it arrives at the Florida State Fairgrounds and Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre. As well as 40 awesome bands on 4 different stages, you got your craft beers, your diverse food trucks and your epic fairground rides (which are free, by the way) that will keep you busy in between performances from a line-up that prides itself on its quality over quantity. Having said that, we still think you're going to be spoilt for choice with this lot.
The Chicago-born musician was on the verge of a career breakthrough.
House music legend and footwork icon DJ Rashad – real name Rashad Harden – has been found dead on Chicago’s South Side. Harden’s body was found Saturday afternoon. According to the police, drugs and drug paraphernalia were found around the body. This has lead the police to believe that Harden’s death was caused by an overdose, according to Chicago Sun-TimesThe. An autopsy was performed today, but the results are yet to be released.
The tragic news came just days before the release of Harden’s new EP – “We On 1”. He was on the brink of a long awaited career breakthrough earlier this year. With a fifth album that was his best reviewed of his career behind him, he was scheduled to play club dates across the world.
Continue reading: Footwork Pioneer DJ Rashad Dies Aged 34
The Ultra Music Festival kicks off in downtown Miami tonight!
Rich Incognito, the former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman who is currently a free agent, has arrived back in the city for the first time since January 1 to attend the Ultra Music Festival 2014. The dance music extravaganza - which kicked off today (March 228, 2014) - promises to turn downtown Miami into a giant rave for the weekend.
"I am here for the Ultra Music Festival," Incognito told Local 10's Ross Palombo after touching down in South Florida on Thursday night, "You know, it's funny. I grew up around music and movies, and everything was telling me to come back here."
Continue reading: Richie Incognito Touches Down In Miami For Ultra Music Festival 2014
Date of birth
16th April, 1993
RT @abracawesome: this new Francis & The Lights album is everything !!!!
My City's Gone - Francis & the Lights ft Kanye West https://t.co/Y1nr5i5Q94
RT @bastrayno: You can stream Francis & the Lights' new album 'Farewell, Starlite!' in its entirety here - https://t.co/HCT6XU7tzC ✨
RT @BrianByrdman: I have a 5 hour drive today I wish I had something good to listen to wait the Francis & the Lights album dropped? That'll…
RT @aaronpcalvin: Francis & The Lights here to save the season https://t.co/kt52E40tNR
Every emotion from yesterday & more lives in this album. It's free. Farewell, Starlite! https://t.co/1TGz2Icz5D @andthelights
Thank you love you https://t.co/jeE37p5kyj
RT @denzelvalentine: What a show @chancetherapper respect✊🏽💯 @ Chance the Rapper tour https://t.co/M0xkRcV1cb
RT @dlsajj_only: The night I lost my mind for LIL WAYNE! 😭 #MCD https://t.co/7RrMPekAgL
RT @moyamacc: last night had to be one of the best nights of my life. I was sober asl but it was still lit !!!! 😭. #MCD https://t.co/hwbjBs…
RT @natalie_pascual: Still not over #MCD thank god for @chancetherapper 😭💖
RT @TwitterMoments: In friendship goals, @kanyewest showed up to perform "Ultralight Beam" with @chancetherapper at #MCD. https://t.co/6FCA…
RT @__LastQueenn__: Being From Chicago And Seeing So Much Negativity, It's So Great To Have Someone Like. @chancetherapper Bringing Positiv…
RT @Drod889: Just remembered that Jimmy Butler was at #MCD
RT @dreavibedealer: I didn't get to go to #mcd but i'm so proud of @chancetherapper. The kids need a legend and he's def it 🙌🏾 congrats swe…
RT @_KellyGarcia__: I could talk about how great #MCD was for days
RT @DJBooth: Collegrove (2 Chainz x Lil Wayne) at @ChanceTheRapper's #MCD on Saturday. (via @2Chainz) https://t.co/BYzbmXC2Ac
RT @TimeOutChicago: Check out our best photos from @chancetherapper's Magnificent Coloring Day: https://t.co/lm0Komo6uu #MCD https://t.co/…
So much love for these folks. The mission continues! #magnificentcoloringworldtour https://t.co/d8zrpWn3jb
RT @PigsAndPlans: Watch @kanyewest and @chancetherapper perform "Ultralight Beam" at #MagnificentColoringDay: https://t.co/oL3BC0lkd1 https…