Ever since dropping the video for “Juice“ at the end of January, things have been on a fast ascent for Chicago’s own Chance The Rapper. With subsequent releases including the single “Acid Rain“ and videos for “So Good (Good Ass Intro),” ”NaNa,” and the latest drop, Sunday’s “Smoke Again“ featuring Ab-Soul, in addition to much-talked-about sets at SXSW and a guest spot on Joey Bada$$’s recent track, “Wendy N Becky,” it seems as though everyone has been talking about the Chicago native and labeling him one to watch. It all culminated on April 30, the day that Chance, who just celebrated his 20th birthday, engrained into the minds of people of all ages. A little over a year after the release of his first project, 2012’s 10 Day, the follow-up is here. Will it live up to the hype and expectations? That’s for you to decide. In the stream below, check out the impressive track list that includes features from Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Twista and more. Download Acid Rap here.
Kilo Kish – k+ (Mixtape) -
Today, Brooklyn-based act Kilo Kish has dropped off her new mixtape, which is absolutely full of notable features. Assistance comes in from the likes of Childish Gambino, The Internet, A$AP Ferg, Earl Sweatshirt, SBTRKT, Flatbush ZOMBiES, Vince Staples and more. So if for no other reason, the features should persuade you to give k+ a listen. You down? Stream below or simply follow the link here to download. Be sure to hits us back with your thoughts on the latest from Kilo Kish.
Childish Gambino On ‘Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake’ (Preview)
Childish Gambino is no stranger to lending his vocal talents to the Cartoon Network, last November Tyler, the Creator, MC Lyte and himself all lent their rapping skills to an episode of The Regular Show, and now it looks like Gambino will be returning to animated form during an upcoming episode of Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake. Co-starring alongside comedian Neil Patrick Harris, Gambino will play the role of Marshall Lee, the musical male counterpart to fan favorite Marceline the Vampire Queen in the upcoming episode titled, “Bad Little Boy.” Up top you can view a sneak peek clip of the episode showing Gambino’s character performing a musical number and then continuing to speak in rhyme. The episode is set to premiere on Monday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m., so be sure to save the date.
Childish Gambino – L.E.S.
During Childish Gambino Camp tour, the audience was treated to viewing the featured video as Gambino performed his track “L.E.S.,” and now the clip has surfaced for all to enjoy. The track’s title is an abbreviation for “Lower East Side,” and the video features various people and couples captured from several nights in the Manhattan district. The track is featured on Camp, which is available now via iTunes.
Heems – Wild Water Kingdom (Mixtape)
To follow up on the success of his earlier 2012 solo debut, Nehru Jackets, Das Racist member Heems is now back with his latest release, Wild Water Kingdom. The New York rapper showcases his off-kilter lyricism throughout 17 tracks with features coming from the likes of Bodega Bamz, Childish Gambino and more.
The BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers Are To Include…
It’s no secret the most anticipated aspect of the BET Hip Hop Awards belongs to the cyphers. And with that said, the entire list of artists contributing can be found after the jump.
Leona Lewis featuring Childish Gambino – Trouble
Earlier this week Childish Gambino Tweeted out that he and British songstress Leona Lewis had a single coming out, and today their collaborative track “Trouble” has surfaced. Premiered on the Scott Mills show on BBC Radio 1, the song is second single off her upcoming album Glassheart. The single will be available to download on October 7 through iTunes, but you can get your first listen to it down below.
Childish Gambino & Chief Keef Interview Each Other (Video)
Childish Gambino and Chief Keef compare the size of their stacks and discuss tattoos and the differences between lingoes in different American cities.
Childish Gambino – Fire Fly
Donald Glover stays away from the lens for his latest video release. The footage for his Camp featured single “Fire Fly” will have you feeling like you’re watching a movie, however, equipped with violence, a female love interest and an intriguing piece of machinery.
Childish Gambino featuring Jay Rock – Sour Faces
While ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul in fact did make appearances on Childish Gambino’s latest mixtape Royalty, it looks like there was also plans to get fellow TDE member Jay Rock a feature on the project as well. Titled “Sour Faces,” the new track surfaces today as Gambino’s tour DJ, DJ So Super Sam, releases her new mixtape titled Trigger Happy, which included the previously unheard tune. Now that Gambino has collaborations with three out of the four members of TDE, let the speculations begin in regards to his collaboration alongside fourth member Kendrick Lamar. You can stream the possibly unfinished song down below. Also be sure grab the full download of DJ So Super Sam’s Trigger Happy by clicking here.
Childish Gambino featuring Prodigy – Body
By now you’ve given Gambino’s latest mixtape Royalty more than a few spins through, and now you check out a tune that didn’t make its way onto the final tracklist. While Childish Gambino made a visit with DJ Semtex, he premiered this new cut titled “Body,” featuring Prodigy. The track seems like it would have fit in perfectly with the feature-heavy mixtape, but we’re glad it didn’t just get shelved somewhere to get lost. Check it out down below.
Childish Gambino – Royalty (Mixtape)
The new Childish Gambino mixtape Royalty is finally presented to us on America’s Independence Day. We had previously heard cuts from this compilation in recent weeks including “Unnecessary,” “Shoulda Known,” “Black Faces,” “Silk Pillow,” and an unheard verse Mr. Glover laid down on Sway’s radio show. The rapper from Silver Lake, California has called in lyrical heavy hitters such as Ghostface Killah, RZA, Bun B, Danny Brown, Alley Boy, the vocal talents of the up-and-coming Kilo Kish, and even Tina Fey, Gambino’s former co-star on 30 Rock makes an appearance. There’s currently no online stream for Royalty, but you can download the mixtape here.
Childish Gambino – One Up
Childish Gambino made a visit Sway In The Morning and announced the official title of his upcoming mixtape, Royalty. In addition to the name of his project, Gambino confirmed the project’s release date of July 4, and shared a new single titled “One Up.” He’s performed the track at a few venues, but now fans can listen to the radio ripping of the tune down below. Stream and/or download it now and enjoy.
Childish Gambino Announces Release Date For New Mixtape
Following the recent releases of well-received tracks, Childish Gambino has now given a release date to his upcoming mixtape. Although, it is untitled at the moment, look for his new project to be released on July 4th.
Lollapalooza 2012 Reveals Set Times
With this year’s Lollapalooza approaching, the times of each stage to see when and where your favorite artists will be performing are now available to view. Check out the schedules after the jump.