Chance The Rapper

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 3-25-22 – 3-31-22, Chance The Rapper’s “Child Of God” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2022

why would Chance want to drop a banger when it might wake his kid?

What Does Vice-President Kamala Harris Listen To?

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2020

tunes she’s listening to while traveling around the country

A Growing Number Of Musicians Are Spotted At Black Lives Matter Protests

By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2020

here are a few pics and videos I have been able to find

Press Releases From May 2020: Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2020

CHAII, a New Zealand/Persian rapper

Kobe Bryant Memorial Downtown L.A.: The Lakers Legend’s Deep Connection With Music

By Alyson Camus | February 1, 2020

The scene is all gold and purple

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, September 16th-22nd

By Alyson Camus | September 15, 2019

Kamasi Washington plays on Thursday & Friday

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 7-26-19 – 8-1-19

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2019

Has Chance peaked?

Which Musicians Are Followed By The Upcoming Presidential Candidates?

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

because we are whom we follow after all!

Surviving R Kelly And The #MeToo Movement

By Alyson Camus | January 11, 2019

‘I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women’


By admin | July 31, 2018

reunites Khaled with three of the masterminds behind his sextuple platinum

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 8-20-18 – 8-26-18

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2018

if anyone was wondering if Coloring Book was a freak of nature, it wasn’t.


By Alyson Camus | December 10, 2017

including a rare solo performance by the Radiohead frontman himself.


By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2017

On Saturday October 7th, it’s time for Cal Jam 17 

Chance The Rapper At Forest Hills Stadium, Friday, September 26th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2017

Maybe he is the last of the good guys, maybe getting sued for child support is just a business move.

Hot Jam 93.7 Chance The Rapper, Kyle XFinity Center Hartford CT Friday July 21, 2017 Reviewed

By Helen Bach | July 23, 2017

a sobbing stinking clumsy mess of humans

These Days: Monday, June 26th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2017

maybe Michelle has better things to do then suck up to hip hop stars

Governors Ball 2017 Recap

By Mary Rudzis | June 6, 2017

I’ll be riding that wave for a while

US Top 10 Singles Ending May 27th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2017

Pure pop

Another Meh Governors Ball Line Up

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2017

Last year was the worst GB ever

Kanye West, Chance The Rapper And More At The Meadows, Citi Field, Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2016

Watch the throne, Kanye,, you have been warned

Chance The Rapper Takes 2,000 Magnificent Coloring Day Tickets From Scalpers

By Alyson Camus | September 10, 2016

‘I took the tickets back from the scalpers, that shit gotta be historic’

Chance The Rapper On Tour

By admin | June 21, 2016

on the road for the Magnificent Coloring world tour

rock nyc’s Top Songs In Order And Reviewed Through May 31st, 2016, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2016

the boy who lived recasting Chance

2016: Best Albums Through May 31st, 2016

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2016

The purest and happiest album of the week, the month… the year?

Chance The Rapper Review

By admin | May 19, 2016

Hands clenched, eyes closed, praying, Chance remains in the pews

Chance the Rapper, Phil Mushnick… And Me

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2016

At least one of those sides must be a con!

rock nyc Top 10 Songs: 5-13-16 – 5-19-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2016

Overshadowed by Chance The Rapper

Be Here Now: New Album Releases Reviewed 5-13-16 – 5-19-16

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2016

About the birth of his daughter and making his baby mama his fiancee and and perhaps his wife

Going Steady: New Singles Reviewed 10-30-15 – 11-5-15

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2015

Angels (feat Saba) – Chance The Rapper – Chance has sold out Terminal 5 twice and he still hasn’t released a single. This might be the first song off the eagerly anticipated and if so it is a flawless dreamrap, a beautiful backing track and a smooth, sweet rap, man, wow, “I’ve got angels all around me that keep me surrounded” or maybe “wop wap da bam” – A

So, Really, How Bad Is Terminal 5?

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2015

It is infuriating to show up at 730pm for a band hitting the stage at 9pm and still see nothing whatsoever. It is disastrous to pay $50 for a ticket for nothing but to be moved, harassed, get your sitelines blocked, have fucked up security hastle you and wander around three floors of absolutely nothing.

10 Songs: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2015

Family (Blended) – Chance The Rapper – This is the Vic Mensa remix, and it is so good, “It still warms my heart to hear my Grandma pray” is one thing, “My sister says she likes my rap because it sounds good” is one thing, “I’m gonna stay in the land where my fam-o stays” something else again. Chance and Vic are like no one outthere. Big time hip hop guys doing it differently – A

Chance The Rapper’s “Ladyfriend” Reviewed (Download It Here)

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2015

It has some of the innocence of a Jonathan Richman and by innocence I am claiming what feels like a lack of knowledge of wrongdoing, an unknowledge of misogyny and ill treatment of a woman. The story of a platonic love affair is unlike what you expect from anybody, let alone any rapper

Pick Next Years City Park Foundation Band… I Say Chance The Rapper Or True Groove Records

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2014

Now is your chance to vote but don’t bother with a Taylor Swift or something (though Tay doing a Diana Ross would be a blast) because then you’d never get in. I would actually love True Groove Records to get their own day. Anyway vote as you choose: here is the info.

Best Concerts Through June 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2014

Elvis Costello – Carnegie Hall – June 25th, 2014 – The second of a two night stand but this is the one to have watched. A solo performance, started with half of My Aim Is True, ended with a brand new song, a good one, and “Peace Love And Understanding” and in between he spend two and half hours wandering round his future history with unvarying, unwavering and very thrilling results

Must See: Danny Brown At Best Buy In July

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2014

Danny is a real American Black weirdo, the latest in a long line, and I think of all the names around here, he is the most purely commited and commitable rhymer. His flow isn’t better, phrasing not as good as Lamar and neither is his voice but his rhyming is impeccable and the two albums I’ve heard are both simply and undoubtedly fabulous albums

Chance The Rapper And Music Distribution

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

In 2014, the recording industry has no center gravity, it seems to be coming from everywhere in every form as well. It isn’t in one place only, it is hiding in the world and in the public everywhere at once. The trouble is (and it is something rock nyc tries to do with very limited success) the music scene has no one place where you can get a quick study in what is out there.

Dance Trumps Rock And Other Lessons From Governors Ball 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2014

Dance trumps rock, no two ways about it. Skrillex and two thirds of Swedish House Mafia siphoned off 75% of the audience, leaving 25% for Jack White and Vampire Weekend. The sheer numbers were incredible. Broken Bells was free and easy, you couldn’t move at Disclosures set which was occurring on a different stage at the same time.

10 Songs: Monday, June 9th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2014

Everybody’s Something – Chance The Rapper – The difference between the version Chance sang at his Governor’s Ball star making turn is this is the way Chance boiled the song down to its “everybody’s somebody’s everything, nobody’s nothing at all” hook and than got a full house who was gagging for it, to sing it with all its heart , the verses and backing track are a touch too dark on Acid Rap – A-

Governors Ball Day Two: Saturday, June 7th, 2014: The Strokes Versus Jack White

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2014

Saturday was incredibly busy at Randall’s Island, a complete sell out from one end of the Island to the other with young kids, mostly college sophomores by the looks of it, planting themselves on every available inch of green. But the lineup wasn’t as good as Friday’s line up

BBC's 2014 Longlist Of Breakthrough Stars

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2013

Every year the BBC present the world with their picks of 2014’s breakthrough stars and every year they get one right and a couple rightish. And every year I read through em and have heard a couple of em before and never hear of most of em again. I know Chance The Rapper and Ella Eyre, and am glad to meet Chloe Howl and George Ezra.

Hear Ye On Spotify: What rock nyc is listening to 11-30-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2013

Life Round Here – James Blake And Chance The Rapper – Haunting and beautiful, but of course that comes on the James Blake label, what doesb’t is Chance The Rapper, atonal rap so weird and in place – A-