Chance The Rapper covers Ebony’s June issue

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Chance for president? That’s a fitting cover headline, don’t you agree? Cover boy Chano is back yet again, this time gracing the front cover of Ebony’s June #BlackMusicIssue. Yep, another one. Fresh off his first platinum plaque and #1 track, he’s getting yet another high profile look. This time with no hat. Ha!

Be sure to pick this one up on newsstands soon. We’ll link to the full article once it’s available.

Chano’s presidential campaign begins today.

Chance The Rapper & Jamila Woods Seek HS Student To Create Treatment For “LSD” Video

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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This week, I imagine that a lot of us spent some time thinking about Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” a vivid and surreal little piece of work that imprinted itself deeply in many of our heads. Once upon a time, that thing would be on every time you came home from school and flipped … More »

Chance the Rapper Says Working With Kanye Means Being Lectured

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Chance The Rapper Freestyles To Future’s “Mask Off” (VIDEO)

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Chance The Rapper jumps on the remix of Francis and the Lights “May I Have This Dance”

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A while back, Chano announced that his favorite song from Francis and the Lights’ Farewell, Starlite! album was “May I Have This Dance.” Today he upped the ante by jumping on the official remix, which just hit streaming sites moments ago. It’s a love thing, and you can feel it in his melodic verse. Well done.

Stream it below.

Update: NOW WITH VIDEO, which you can now watch below.

A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak Will Perform Together During Grammys

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(AllHipHop News) Reports have been circulating that a variety of top name rappers will be boycotting the Grammys this year. ​

Rumors have suggested that top rappers like Drake, Kanye West and Frank Ocean had planned on skipping the festivities this year, in protest of the organization’s apparent lack of respect for hip-hop. ​

However, a variety of artists will be participating during the Grammy weekend. ​

Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest are slated to hit the stage together for a collaboration during the 59th annual ceremony. ​

Other artists to hit the stage during the event include The Weeknd and Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, John Legend and others.

​This year, a number of rappers are nominated for a Grammy Award. ​

Anderson .Paak and Chance the Rapper are up for Best New Artists, while other nominees include Desiigner, Chance the Rapper, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana and Infrared, ScHoolboy Q and others.

​The Grammys are taking place at the Staple Center in Los Angeles and air on Sunday, February 12th at 8:00PM ET. ​

Chance The Rapper Got Dave Chappelle To Show Up To His Open-Mic Night

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01:  Chance the Rapper performs during the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse in President's Park on December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)Chance The Rapper, the best Chicagoan, regularly hosts Open-Mike Nights in Chicago. Only high school students get to come, and they get to develop their own skills, with Chance and sometimes with more famous guests looking on. Two years ago, Kanye West and Vic Mensa performed at one of Chance’s nights. And last night, … More »

Dave Chappelle Makes Surprise Appearance At Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” Event

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(AllHipHop News) Chance The Rapper had plenty of surprises for the teenagers at his Open Mike Chicago event on Monday.

Comedic legend Dave Chappelle showed up to the showcase.

Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler and the cast of BET’s The New Edition Story were in attendance too.

Open Mike Chicago’s goal is to provide local teenagers with an outlet to display their talents.

This is the latest example of Chance’s efforts to help his hometown.

The Coloring Book creator raised money for the homeless, sponsored kids free field trips, participated in a non-violent youth poetry festival, and led a #ParadeToThePolls march.

AHH Stray News: Chance & Taylor at Firefly Fest, Denzel Curry’s New Vinyl, Kendrick + Reebok

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Chance The Rapper and his brother Taylor Bennett are one of hundreds of acts who hit the stage at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware from June 15th-18th. Chance is a headlining act, alongside artists like Bob Dylan, The Weeknd, Muse, and 21 Pilots. His brother Taylor, who is still an upcoming artist, is nestled in among a group of acts and veterans that includes artists like T-Pain, Chill Moody, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sir the Baptist, Tory Lanez, Busta Rhymes, Lil Dicky, and Wale. General admission tickets start at $289, while the super-VIP packages are going for $2,500.

Carol City, Florida rapper Denzel Curry is releasing his breakthrough album Imperial on vinyl for the first time. Although Imperial is Denzel Curry’s third album, he believes it is his finest work to date, thus warranting the re-release. “I was going through a dark time,” Denzel Curry said of making the album. “The whole theme of that tape is just being honest – exposing myself before anybody else does, talking about my past, talking about where I’m heading to.” Click here to order.

Kendrick Lamar and Reebok released a series of videos earlier today (January 27th), as part of a promotion for the brand’s new Club C sneaker. The four-part piece was directed by Nabil, and each video showcases Kendrick explaining why the Club C resonates with him as an artist. Take a look at all four videos below: