Chance The Rapper Interview


Video: See Katie Couric Interview Chance The Rapper at Harold’s on 87th

posted by Oscar March 1, 2017

On “Pusha Man” Chance The Rapper dropped the line “Somebody get Katie Couric in here,” and finally life imitates art this week with the storied journalist paying Chano a visit in his hometown of Chicago. In a much lighter scene than what’s painted in the Acid Rap cut, Couric met up with the Chicago rapper in the very Chicago location of Harold’s Chicken on 87th, to discuss the life of Chano.

Chance and Couric talked about the journey of going from Chancellor Bennett to Chance The Rapper, how he earns his dough through merch and live shows, being a father, winning Grammys, President Barack Obama, and his involvement in fostering good vibes to promote a safer Chicago. That and so much more can be seen on the main video above plus clips shown after the jump that are a part of this feature. Continue Reading


Hannibal Buress Interviews Chance The Rapper on his ‘Handsome Rambler’ Podcast

posted by Oscar December 23, 2016

Comedian Hannibal Buress has released the latest episode of his podcast ‘The Handsome Rambler’ and it features Chance The Rapper. The 45 minute episode saw the old friends discussing the new Christmas mixtape, Chance’s latest appearance on SNL, running for mayor, the humor of hearing 10 Day nowadays, and working on Kanye’s The Life of Pablo.

Check out the convo below. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper is Named to 2015 Chicagoans of the Year; Covers Chicago Magazine

posted by Oscar November 17, 2015

Chance The Rapper continues to have one of the best years of his life and on the same day that we get the news that he’ll be performing on Saturday Night Live, we learn that Chano is named as one of the 2015 Chicagoans of the Year by Chicago Magazine.

In the cover story we get a look at the man born Chancelor Bennett, learning about how becoming a parent has changed him, how he’s leading the independent artist flag by remaining unsigned, how fame has affected him as a person, and more. Read the full piece here.

Check out a behind-the-scenes glimpse of that photo shoot at U.S. Cellular for the cover story above, with the cover shown below. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Reveals Details about ‘Surf’, His New Album w/The Social Experiment

posted by Oscar October 21, 2014

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The dawn of The SoX is fast approaching…

Long-time POD favorite Chance The Rapper has revealed that this year he will be delivering the highly-anticipated follow-up to Acid Rap. In an exclusive conversation with Billboard, the Chicago native revealed that his new album, now with his band The Social Experiment (Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, Nate Fox, Stix), will be called ‘Surf’ and it will be delivered by the end of the year… for free!

Chano mentioned that this new project boasts production help from Frank Ocean and the legendary Rick Rubin, while acts like Migos and J. Cole will be featured as vocal collaborators. While that is plenty exciting news, we love the fact that Nico (Donnie Trumpet) will be the first to drop a Social Experiment project and that Chance will be a part of that.

More details are yet to come but in the meantime read the whole article over at Billboard to learn everything we know so far of what’s to come.


Chance The Rapper Interview w/ DJ Semtex

posted by Oscar July 25, 2014

Chance Semtex Interview

Chance The Rapper has been quite busy over the last 2 years, a time period that took him from Chicago rapper on the brink of stardom to full-on Hip Hop heavyweight. During his recent stop in London, Chano sat down with DJ Semtex for his BBC Radio 1Xtra show to not only talk about the impact that Acid Rap has had on the scene and spoke about his upcoming Lollapalooza headlining spot, he also gave some pretty good insights on what’s to come from him in the near future.

Starting with saying he’s taking some time off after Lolla, Chance took the latter portion of the interview to reveal he’s been working with Wyclef Jean, James Blake, J. Cole, and Jessie Ware, among others.

For those of us here at POD, this news couldn’t sound better. Hear the full interview below.

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Video: Chance The Rapper On CNN’s ‘ChicagoLand’

posted by Oscar March 27, 2014

CNN’s Chicagoland series has been the topic of conversation for many of us in Chicago, given that it brings to light all of the components that make Chicago interesting, but also terrifying. One of the latest pieces focuses on arguably the most important rising stars coming out of Chicago, Chance The Rapper. This segment touches on Chance’s coming from the notorious South Side, the influence the city had on Acid Rap, and the violence that plagues Chicago.



Video: Chance The Rapper Interview in Nashville

posted by Oscar December 2, 2013

Chance is having a truly remarkable year after the release of his second tape, Acid Rap, resulting in his exploding on the Hip Hop map and landing him on the “top (whatever) lists” of all the major publications (and a true favorite of ours). His latest tour, Social Experiment, saw him touring the country and in a recent stop in Nashville, TN the Chicago rapper talked to GMAD about James Blake, the new tour, and declining Eminem’s tour through Australia. See that interview above.