Looks like Chance The Rapper's sophomore project is underway. The Grammy winning Chicago rapper gave fans a taste of what's to come via a video post on his Instagram today (August 22). In the clip, you can clearly hear a snippet of the R&B styled track while watching Chance sway to the music. Check out the clip for yourself below:
The about one minute video already has over a million views and judge by the comments people are really feeling the track.
While Chance hasn’t given too many details surrounding his sophomore project, he has stated that he has a song with John Mayer during a short conversation with some of his fans on Twitter. He also revealed that he would love to work with Bruno Mars.
It’s unknown when Chano’s sophomore project will debut, but the rapper suggested in an interview earlier this year that he is considering selling it, as opposed to offering it on streaming services for free.
Rapper, singer and actress Queen Latifah will be receiving a huge honor at Diddy's fourth annual Revolt music conference in October. The U.N.I.T.Y. rapper will receive the Icon Award. Latifah will receive the Icon Award for her accomplishments in music, film and TV.
Revolt announced Wednesday (August 16) that the conference will take place Oct. 12-15 in Miami. Along with the announcement of the Icon Award, they also revealed that Lauryn Hill and 2 Chainz will be among the performers.
Looks like SoundCloud, the digital music service and favorite of independent artist, will live on. The struggling brand secured a fresh round of funding that assures SoundCloud will remain independent, even as a new executive team takes over to steer the service into the future.
The new injection of cash comes via The Raine Group, a boutique merchant bank, and a Singapore-based investment company named Temasek. Together they are leading a $169.5 million investment round that infuses SoundCloud with much-needed cash.
Along with the new money, SoundCloud also will have a new CEO and COO. Former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor succeeds founder Alex Ljung as chief executive, and Michael Weissman, another former executive at the video platform, was named SoundCloud’s chief operating officer.
Ljung and SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss will remain with the company they founded a decade ago. Ljung will serve as chairman of SoundCloud’s board, and Wahlforss as chief product officer.
SoundCloud last reported some 170 million users.
Wiz Khalifa has released a new track which will likely be on his much anticipated upcoming album, Rolling Papers 2. The new track called "Something New" features Ty Dolla $ign.
You can stream the new track on Spotify below:
Irv Gotti has been hard at work on a new television series and movie, but he also is looking to get Murder Inc. back on the Billboard charts.
The Murder Inc. founder is proud to welcome new acts Fitted Circle, Boogiie Byrd and Mustafa Supreme to the label. Currently, he is preparing his freshman roster for new releases in the coming months. Last week, the Queens mogul brought the fellas over to VIBE for wild interview.
Get acquainted with the crew below.
This article first appeared on Vibe.com
Blac Youngsta is known for showing off his wealth, often posing for pictures with expensive cars and stacks of cash, but today he should be known for his generosity. The rapper shared an act of kindness on his instagram today (August 5) showing that he has committed to paying the rent of some of his fans.
In the post, which you can see below, he wrote “I feel it’s only right to give back when I can since God blessed me to be in this position.”
The fans benefiting from Blac Youngsta's good deeds include a mother of three, a teenage boy with a single mom and five siblings, and a nursing student. The rapper asked for fans to share their stories on Friday (August 4) and choose the three that were most touching to him to receive the gift of free rent.
Back in 2005, Eminem released a compilation LP called Curtain Call, twelve years later, the album is making history. The album has stayed on the Billboard 200 charts for 350 weeks, making it the longest charting rap album in history.
Curtain Call featured many of Eminem's biggest hits like “Stan,” “Lose Yourself” and “Without Me.” The LP also includes then-new tracks like “When I’m Gone,” “Fack,” and “Shake That” featuring the late-Nate Dogg.
The album has been certified platinum seven times and it sold over 440,000 album it's first week. Two of Em’s other hit albums, The Eminem Show and Recovery, hold the second and third place slots for longest running rap albums, with 329 weeks and 288 weeks, respectively.
Chicago is getting another music fest. The music fest will take place at Guaranteed Rate Field, the home park of the Chicago White Sox, on September 16th and will have an anti-violence theme.
The first annual Get IN It Music Fest will be an all-day event at the ballpark at 333 W. 35th St. and feature some huge names in music as well as some Chicago favorites. Headlining the fest will be Chicago's own Lupe Fiasco and rapper/activists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Joining them will be Fat Joe, Fifth Harmony, Jeremiah, Prince Royce, DNCE, Carl Thomas and Felix Da Housecat, among others.
The festival is being put together by by Get IN Chicago, an organization that counsels community-based groups and funds anti-violence initiatives focused on the most at-risk kids in the city. They are also being assisted by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, which runs the Guaranteed Rate Field.
While this won't be the first music fest hosted by the venue (they hosted last year's Magnificent Coloring Day, thrown by Chance The Rapper) this event will be the first time the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority has produced a show.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Get IN Chicago. Tickets range in price from $35 to $150 and will go on sale to the public Aug. 11 at Ticketmaster or at the fest's site.