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Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 Lineup feat. Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, A$AP Rocky, Solange

posted by Oscar August 14, 2017

Tyler, the Creator has announced the lineup of his sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, which is set to take place October 28-29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

Along with a performance from Tyler himself, the will have a chance to see Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Solange, A$AP Rocky, Kehlani, the Internet, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Justice, Kelis, Fidlar, Migos, 6lack, Willow Smith & Jaden Smith, Kehlani and more. Syd and Steve Lacy from the Internet will both be doing solo sets, along with performing with the band.

Get your tickets, starting Thursday (August 17) at 12pm PST, at campfloggnaw.com

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Life Is Beautiful 2017 Lineup Announced, feat. Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, Blink-182, Muse

posted by Oscar April 25, 2017

The annual Las Vegas music festival Life Is Beautiful has revealed its lineup for the 2017 today and it’s proving to be one of their best ever. This year’s collection is stacked on pretty much every genre, with some of the bigger names including Chance The Rapper, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, and Blink-182.

Some of the other dope names on the lineup include MGMT, Cage The Elephant, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, HAIM, Pusha T, Vince Staples, Sean Paul, Two Door Cinema Club, De La Soul, and THEY.

The festival will take place downtown Las Vegas on September 22-24, and it will also include Cirque Du Soleil, Bill Nye, and a comedy showcase.

Tickets on sale 10AM PDT Thursday! lifeisbeautiful.com

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Video: 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane Perform “Good Drank” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar February 28, 2017

2 Chainz and Gucci Mane took to the stage of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday as musical guests, and while there the pair delivered a live rendition of “Good Drank.” To make sure their performance was extra dope, they enlisted Mike Dean, Fonz Bentley, the Roots, and a gospel choir to help them play the track.

See that above.

Hit the jump to both 2 Chainz and Gucci play a game of “Password,” with Aaron Paul and Keri Russell. Continue Reading

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Video: Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz Perform “No Problem” on ‘Ellen’

posted by Oscar September 15, 2016

Chance The Rapper hit the Ellen DeGeneres today to put on a special performance of “No Problem” accompanied by Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. This rendition was lit as fuck, in all honesty, which saw Chano and crew crash a record label meeting and then proceed to trash it and make a celebration of it. Though 2 Chainz has arguably the better verse on the record, Weezy delivered his especially dope-ly on Ellen and even threw in new lyrics at the end of his verse, rapping: “And if that label try to stop me/I’m gon’ let ’em rob me/Yeah, right, like Ryan Lochte.” Flama performance. Catch that above.

After the performance, Chance sat down for a mini interview with Ellen. During their chat they talked about their encounter at the White House, where Ellen invited him to perform on her show. Chance then spoke about meeting President Obama as a teen and telling him he was a rapper. Check that out below. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Announces ‘Magnificent Coloring Day’ Festival in Chicago, feat. Skrillex, John Legend + more

posted by Oscar July 25, 2016

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Remember how about a month ago Chance The Rapper announced his Magnificent Coloring World Tour but that only teased that a Chicago date would be revealed later on? Well today Chicago’s prodigal son has finally unveiled what he’d been planning for us along, and man, it’s a party!

Titled Magnificient Coloring Day and taking place on September 24Chance and crew will be putting on the very first music festival at U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox home stadium) and its roster boasts acts like John Legend, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz, Tyler, The Creator and more! Also performing are Young Thug, Lil Uzi, and “special guests.”

If you can get your hands on some tickets, consider yourself lucky. Get your tickets at ChanceRaps.com

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Riot Fest Announces 2016 Daily Lineup; Adds Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips For Chicago

posted by Oscar June 28, 2016

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Riot Fest just keeps getting better, as the latest announcement brings plenty to get you pumped for the seminal Punk festival. Today’s update unveils the daily lineups for both the Denver and Chicago legs of the fest to push some single-day tix, but it also brought the news that Julian Marley (performing his father Bob’s Exodus), Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, The Julie Ruin, and The Bronx have all been added to the Chicago lineup! That would surely make anyone that already bought their passes only more excited.

Riot Fest Denver has a whole lotta dopeness coming their way too! Marley (also performing Exodus there), Gogol Bordello, 2 Chainz, and DeVotchKa are now part of that lineup too.

Single-Day and additional multi-day tickets for Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago will go on sale today (Tuesday, June 28th) at Noon CST on the festival’s website. Continue Reading

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Kanye West Releases “Champions” feat. Gucci Mane, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Yo Gotti, Quavo & Desiigner

posted by Oscar June 12, 2016

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Kanye West has released a new track tonight titled “Champions.” Seemingly inspired by his impromptu headlining set at Hot 97’s Summer Jam last weekend, Yeezy assembled a crew consisting of Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Migos’ Quavo, Yo Gotti, and Desiigner for the track that will appear on a new G.O.O.D. album.

According to Pitchfork, Kanye has promised a 12-to-15 minute version of “Champions” that features every G.O.O.D. Music artist. The 12-15 minute version has yet to be released. “Champions” is not yet available on U.S. digital platforms but has been released in other countries (including Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom).

Hear the new joint from forthcoming project Cruel Winter on iTunes/Apple Music.

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Album Review: Our Top 5 Songs on ‘Coloring Book,’ by Chance The Rapper

posted by Oscar May 18, 2016

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The long anticipation for a new project from Chance The Rapper finally ended when the Chicago man unleashed Coloring Book to the masses last week on May 12 of this year. Chano has been making a name for himself outside of his hometown for quite some time now, conquering the Hip Hop game year after year since Acid Rap dropped thanks to his work on collaborative projects like Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf and a key role in the making of Kanye West’s The Life Of Pabloplus headlining music festivals like Lollapalooza (back-to-back!) and Pitchfork.

First off, let me say a little bit about Coloring Book as a whole. This should be considered a mixtape by name only, because it is an outright album by all other definitions. The songwriting, the production, the finesse, the swagger, the gravitas. Coloring Book has all of the elements of a full-fledged major record label release, somehow packaged as a mixtape on the biggest online music retailer because only Chance The Rapper can pull off something like that. This project is a defining moment in the career of young Chance. He has ascended to the pinnacle of the Hip Hop game with the album also nicknamed #Chance3, proving with each track his artistic depth, his penchant for masterful lyricism, and an effortless ability to craft timeless rhymes. This is the culmination of an unrelenting vision first conjured up by a young man from the Southside of Chicago, now standing among the elite of the genre.

I won’t do this album justice by simply naming 5 songs that are worth hearing. This album is more than that; the whole mixtape plays more like one big highlight reel. Coloring Book not only deserves your undivided attention, but it demands it with each passing track. Immerse yourself in its genre-bending glory to truly experience what this artistic work aims to accomplish. However, for the sake of this review, we’re simply pointing out the joints that stood out the most on an individual basis. These are the tracks that got revisited time and again for one listening session to the next; these are the songs that have earned themselves the right to hit our eardrums just little bit louder than the rest.

So hit the jump and see what are our Top 5 favorite songs on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper feat. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne – “No Problem”

posted by Oscar May 12, 2016

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The countdown to Chance 3 is getting slimmer and slimmer as it is, but today we get another reason to get hype about it. Chano has enlisted Zane Lowe to premiere his new track “No Problem” on the latter’s Beats 1 radio show.

The joint features 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, and it’s nothing but heat! Hear it below. Put it on repeat. And hear it some more!

“You don’t want no problems, want no problems with me!!”
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Video: See The Trailer For ‘The Art of Organized Noize’ Documentary, feat. Outkast, Puff Daddy

posted by Oscar February 9, 2016

A new documentary titled The Art of Organized Noizewill be coming to Netflix on March 22, which will focus on Atlanta producer crew Organized Noize.

Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown made some of the biggest songs of their era, lending their talents to the likes of Outkast, TLC, En Vogue, Ludacris, and many others. With those sorts of credentials, who wouldn’t want to see a documentary on that?

In the trailer above we see artists including Outkast, Future, Puff Daddy, Metro Boomin, 2 Chainz, and many more praise the group’s influence and impact in the music landscape. Check it out above.