The weekend-long event applies meticulous focus on creating an inclusive, inviting, and creative space not only for performances and visual showcases, but for education and social discourse as well. This year FORM has partnered with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Chance The Rapper’s youth-empowerment initiative SocialWorks.
The fifth iteration of FORM is scheduled to take place from May 11-13.
The Chicago street-rap fixture G Herbo had himself a cult hit last year with “Everything.” And today, he’s got a new remix of “Everything” out, and it features two of Herbo’s most famous peers. Lil Uzi Vert and Chance The Rapper both contribute verses to the “Everything” remix, and both of them complement Herbo’s gruff … More »
Behind every great artist stands a great manager. Pat Corcoran and Tim Smith are the driving forces behind two of today’s biggest stars, representing Chance The Rapper and Skrillex respectively. The pair, affectionately known as Pat the Manager and RoadHog, have already cemented themselves as music indsutry power players, and now the two managers are setting off to conquer new ground in the world of wine.
Connecting with Chicago-based sommelier Ryan Arnold, the national wine director for the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group, Corcoran and Smith are preparing to launch No Fine Print — a fun and affordable wine brand that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The vision behind the new project was simple: provide a festive libation that casual wine drinkers can enjoy without needing extensive wine knowledge or experience. Moreover, the new venture is a healthy excersize in branding, challenging the two managers to apply their creative approaches to a product, rather than a person.
“We’ve built our reputation in the music industry by focusing on our unique approach to managing artists that we’re passionate about,”
“[We] wanted to find a way to merge the creative branding we’ve used in the music realm with wine,”
No Fine Print is also debuting with a Fine Print counterpart, which will offer consumers a more expensive, higher-end alternative which will be available in a much more limited capacity. The No Fine Print label, retailing at $19.99 is a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from California. By contrast, Fine Print is a 24-month barrel aged 2014 Syrah-Pinot Noir blend from Northern California, which will be sold at a $34.99 price point. A portion of the proceeds from both brands will go to benefit a group of social and environmental charity organizations.
The President of the United States logged onto Twitter last week to declare journalists “a stain on America!” As has become increasingly common in 2017, this was both startling to read and not at all surprising. Donald Trump has made attacks on the media a cornerstone of his administration. Pushback against the Fourth Estate is … More »
Last year, Jeremih and Chance The Rapper released a Christmas-themed mixtape titled Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. Since nothing terrible happened this year, the two Chicago rappers are celebrating by releasing an extended version of the mixtape, which includes 10 new tracks. It’s called Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama Re-Wrapped and is available to stream below and download here.
It is in this spirit of rewrapping that I’ve graciously rewrapped my story from last year as a present to you, dear reader.
Re-read the re-wrapped story beneath the embedded re-wrapped mixtape below this impressive holiday-themed ASCII art.
Following up their collaboration with Big Sean on “Living Single,” Jeremih and Chance The Rapper have hooked their sleighs together (or some other stupid Christmas metaphor) and came up with a surprise nine-track mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. Spoiler alert: it’s Christmas themed.
Guests include Hannibal Buress (“All the Way”), Lud Foe (“I Shoulda Left You”), and TMT favorite Noname (“The Tragedy”). The vibe is slightly more Late Nights (#20) than Coloring Book, but it all feels season appropriate nonetheless, just two rappers from Chicago making a 2016 Christmas album for Chicago. No production info was revealed, but I think there’s Zaytoven on here and perhaps a footwork producer or two on the final track?
Last year, Chance The Rapper and Jeremih, two titans of Chicago music, teamed up to record a free Christmas mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. It was great. And a few days ago, Chance announced that they’d do the same thing again this year. I assumed that they’d just re-share a slightly altered … More »