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Chance The Rapper Donates Grammy To Museum


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Chance the Rapper has donated his Grammy to a museum in his hometown of Chicago.

The 'Cocoa Butter Kisses' hitmaker appeared at the DuSable Museum of African American History for the 'Night of 100 Stars' gala this week, where he announced he would be giving the museum his award.

Speaking to accept his Trailblazer Award at the gala, he said: ''I'm so excited to not just work hand in hand with the African American History Museum, but we want to build it up. We want to make it a staple of African American history. And that's why I'm proud to announce that I'll be donating my Hip-Hop Album of the Year Award, the first one to a black independent artist, to the DuSable.

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Beyonce And Chance The Rapper Reigned At BET Awards 2017


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Beyonce was the big winner at the Bet Awards 2017, with five awards to her name, while Chance the Rapper took home three and Bruno Mars landed two. As usual there were a few surprises, a lot of predictions were realised and some stars even tied for awards.

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Bruno Mars and Beyonce tied for Video of the year with the latter's 'Sorry' and the former's '24K Magic', while they both scooped Best male R&B/pop artist and Best female R&B/pop Artist respectively. 

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How Would You Like To Work For Chance The Rapper?


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It is an unusual platform for such business, but Chance the Rapper has decided to advertise for a new intern via Twitter, and so far he has been inundated with applications since he put the job out there yesterday (March 27th 2017). But then, who wouldn't want to work for Chance?

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The Grammy winning hip hop artist requested resumes from experienced creative professionals in a proposition that was made not on LinkedIn or any other kind of career network, but on his Twitter account. Naturally, there are plenty of gifted individuals out there who are desperate to be considered for the opportunity.

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Chance The Rapper Opens Up About Battle With Anxiety


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Chance the Rapper has opened up about his battle with anxiety.

The 23-year-old musician - whose full name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett - has revealed he has only recently been ''exposed'' to the overwhelming notion, and is beginning to get a ''better understanding'' of the issue, which he has admitted was never a topic of discussion when he was younger.

Speaking to Complex magazine about the anxious feeling, he said: ''Anxiety is now something that I'm just getting exposed to, it's a big conversation and idea that I'm getting introduced to now.

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Chance The Rapper Gives One Million To Chicago Public Schools After Funding Cut


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Chance the Rapper has shown his support for his hometown and the education of children by donating a massive $1 million to public schools in Chicago, after an unsatisfying meeting last week with the man who wishes to brutally cut funding for the system.

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The musician met with the Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner on Friday, following a Twitter exchange with the governor, in a bid to shed some light on the proposed cuts to public school funding - a move that many have branded as 'racially biased'. But it seems he got less than satisfactory answers from him because yesterday (March 6th 2017), Chance decided that he would make the substantial donation to the Chicago Public School system - a particularly generous offering when, according to some sources, he only earns $2 million a year.

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Chance The Rapper Announces Spring 2017 North American Tour


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Following his spectacular win at last weekend’s Grammy Awards, rising hip-hop star Chance the Rapper is capitalising by announcing a string of live dates in North America for this spring – but is not calling in at his home city of Chicago!

Taking to Instagram to share the love on Valentine’s Day, the prodigiously young rapper posted a picture of the tour dates, which takes in 35 dates across the United States and Canada. Beginning on April 24th in San Diego and winding up nearly two months later on June 17th, he’ll also be playing one huge show in October in Los Angeles. However, there'll be no grand homecoming show in Chicago, much to the disappointment of his legions of loyal fans.

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Chance The Rapper Puts His Grammy Victory Down To The Grace Of God


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Chance the Rapper seemed blind-sided by his triple victory at the 59th annual Grammy Awards over the weekend, especially with it being his first venture into the prestigious ceremony. Nonetheless, he made sure the audience knew that the win was one of his team and one of his faith.

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The hip hop star added three Grammys to his growing list of awards last night (February 12th 2017) including Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for his song 'No Problem' featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz and Best Rap Album for 'Coloring Book'.

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Chance the Rapper at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, California, United States - Saturday 11th February 2017

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Chance The Rapper Models '#ThankUObama' Fashion Range


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As if it wasn’t already amazing enough that Chance the Rapper is one of the hottest young musical properties in the world, he’s now seemingly exploring a sideline in modelling, showing off a small range of clothes in tribute to Barack Obama titled ‘#ThankUObama’.

The Chicago-born rapper announced the art project-meets-clothing line on Twitter on Thursday evening (February 2nd), with a link to ThankUObama.Us, along with a selection of photos of him sporting items form the range. Each item is inspired by Obama, either boasting his image or something related to him.

One maroon T-shirt reads ‘Malia’ – the 44th president’s eldest daughter – while another sees his face topped with a crown, imitating the iconic Notorious B.I.G. image.

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Chance The Rapper Cancels Tour


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Chance the Rapper has cancelled his tour.

The 'No Problem' hitmaker - whose real name is Chancellor Bennett - was meant to perform in Dublin, Ireland, and Manchester, England, this month for his 'Magnificent Coloring World Tour' but he's been forced to pull out due to ''personal reasons.''

MCD - the concert promoter - said in a statement on Facebook: ''It is with regret that Chance the Rapper has to cancel the remainder of his European tour due to personal reasons. These are two shows at the Helix in Dublin and one show at the Apollo in Manchester. He sends his apologies for this and looks forward to returning to Europe in 2017. Refunds are available from point of purchase.''

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Chance The Rapper Leads Huge March To Vote In Chicago After Free Concert


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Chance the Rapper has led a massive crowd of people to an early voting site late on Monday night, following a huge free concert he put on in Chicago’s Grant Park ahead of the presidential election.

The 23 year old native of the city, who has come out in support of Hillary Clinton, announced the free gig dubbed ‘Parade to the Polls’ last week, and has insisted that despite his allegiances that the event was completely non-partisan.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the prodigious talent told the crowd: “I’m here to make sure you all stay woke and vote.”

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Lupita Nyong'o and Chance the Rapper at the 2016 Kenzo x H&M Show held at Pier 36, New York, United States - Thursday 20th October 2016

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Chancellor Johnathan Bennett aka Chance the Rapper performing live onstage during the Magnificent Coloring World Tour held at Jackie Gleason Theater. Fillmore Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Monday 10th October 2016

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Chance The Rapper's 'Coloring Book' Enters Billboard Chart On Streaming Alone


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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.

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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.

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Chance the Rapper - SoundCloud Go Launch held at Flash Factory - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Spike Lee Hits Back At Chance The Rapper's 'Chi-Raq' Criticism


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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.

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Chance the Rapper - Wireless Festival 2015 - Week 1 - Day 1 - Performances at Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 28th June 2015

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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

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Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014


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Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.

Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white beaches, this festival truly is the place to 'hang out' this weekend with top headliners The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast and Jack Johnson leading the talent-studded bill. Acts such as Jack Antonoff's latest project Bleachers, CLASSIXX and Bonobo's DJ set went down a storm at the Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party, but don't worry if you missed it because things are getting even better over the rest of the weekend.

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Headliners The Black Keys open the festival today

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Bonnaroo 2014 Announces Three Epic Superjam Lineups, Skrillex, Chaka Khan, Warpaint Plus Many More

Posted on 12 May 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Announces Three Epic Superjam Lineups, Skrillex, Chaka Khan, Warpaint Plus Many More

Late DJ Rashad Was To Release His New LP This Week


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After the death of Chicago music pro DJ Rashad (real name Rashad Harden) made news over the weekend, condolences have been pouring from artists from the local music scene, as well as the music business at large. The 34-year-old musician was found dead on Saturday afternoon in a West 21st Street apartment, Chicago Police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic confirmed Sunday for the Sun-Times. The presence of drugs and drug paraphernalia around the body led the police to suspect an overdose as the likely cause of death.

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DJ Rashad was on the verge of a career breakthrough.

At 34, Harden was on the verge of a career breakthrough with his new EP, We On 1. His fifth studio album received some glowing reviews and his music was getting play in clubs and on radio stations across the world. Rashad was also going to perform several club gigs outside of the US. The genre he performed was called footwork. Named for the fast-paced dance moves associated with it, footwork incorporates fast bass lines, synths and chopped up samples of rap, R&B and pop songs. Footwork originated in Chicago about a decade ago and has recently started entering the festival and club circuits.

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CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return Of Outkast


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Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring campgrounds, a food court, bars (including a draught house), carnival rides, free water stations and its very own arts village. Oh, and then there's the music line-up.

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This year's bill is headed by hip-hop stars Outkast, who make their hugely anticipated hometown return. Elsewhere, we'd have to point you in the direction of the blu Freedom Stage on Saturday (April 26, 2014) which boasts a pretty fantastic line-up starting with Wild Cub and St Lucia. As evening approaches, Janelle Monae will take to the stage, followed by J. Cole and headliners Foster the People. 

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Buku Music And Art Project 2014 Brings Fantastic Energy From Chance The Rapper And The Glitch Mob


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The Buku Music + Art Project has brought another year of top class music to Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, with memorable performances from Chance the Rapper, Sleigh Bells and The Glitch Mob.

When people think of Spring in New Orleans, most are looking forward to the annual Jazz Festival - something that the city has arguably become all about, music-wise. However, an equally astounding event also made its mark this month; the Buku Music + Art Project. This is most certainly a one of a kind festival offering astounding musical line-ups, great food and breath-taking artwork along with a range of other on-site activities.

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Justin Bieber Pursues "Confident" And Vaguely Uninterested Lady In Video, Feat Chance The Rapper


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Amidst all the turmoil, the controversy and the arrest, Justin Bieber has also done that thing that pop stars like to do sometimes – he’s released a new video. The track is a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and admittedly has a pretty catchy beat. The video features some of Justin’s favorite thing – a pretty young woman, a club, choreographed dancing and the kind of car that tends to get the Biebs into trouble.

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In between getting arrested and not giving a monkey's about being arrested, Justin even had time to release a video.

The song was released last month as the tenth and final video in Bieber’s Music Monday series. The video, directed by Colin Tiley, has an early Justin Timberlake feel to it, in that there’s a lot of dim lighting, smoke machines and a little friendly stalking of the potential love interest. Also does anyone else think the Confident video reused the club set from Justin Timberlake’s Senorita video from 2003? No?

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013


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Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows evolution for the band, but they have retained that essential quality that made 'Contra' and their self-titled debut such wonderfully upbeat and genuine pleasures to listen to each time. 'Modern Vampire in the City' is also the release that marks Vampire Weekend as a band that should be taken seriously, but one who you can still have immense fun with. 'Diane Young' is yet another indie floor filler, standing shoulder to shoulder with previous bangers 'A-Punk' and 'Cousins.' Where the album really excels, however, is when VW reach out to new quarters and sound completely inimitable. The yelps of 'Ya Hey' bring fun to a song that essentially deals with the theme of lost conviction, the graceful 'Hanna Hunt' erupts in the most complete song released this year and album opener 'Obvious Bicycle' sets the whole thing in motion with its refreshingly angelic melodies and steady, train-like clunks that lie beneath all the splendour. Vampire Weekend are no longer the Brooklyn minions rattling at the gates of eminence, the gates have been swung open for them and the welcoming committee should have made them feel rightly at home. 

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BBC Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

Posted on 25 July 2013

Bbc Introducing Stage, Dance To The Radio And Even More For The Leeds And Reading Festivals On 23-25 August 2013

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