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The Noisey Advent Calendar

Chance the Rapper's "Sunday Candy" Is a Window into a Less Shitty America

The slowed-down, gospel-heavy version Chance debuted on 'SNL' three years ago today—and reprised at the White House a year later—became a small, but important, moment in American history.
Alex Robert Ross
12.12.18
The Noisey Advent Calendar

Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem" Squashed Some Beef and Became a Classic

Teyana Taylor, CyHi the Prince, Vado, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, and Big Sean each took a turn on the twinkly, lengthy original. But appearances from Cam'ron and Jim Jones added another layer of peace and love.
Alex Robert Ross
12.10.18
Noisey News

Noname's First Video Ever Is Right Out of the 1970s

The Chicago rapper is no longer hiding. "Blaxploitation" is a history lesson in black film for one of 'Room 25's' most daring cuts.
Kristin Corry
12.4.18
New music

Listen to Two Highly Enjoyable New Chance The Rapper Songs

Generous Chance has released "The Man Who Has Everything" and "My Own Thing" feat. Joey Purp just in time for the weekend!
Shaad D’Souza
11.30.18
Noisey News

Right, Here's Chief Keef Playing Three Songs with a Goddamned Orchestra

Keef played "Faneto," "Love Sosa," and "Belieber" for Audiomack's 'Trap Symphony' series. It ruled.
Alex Robert Ross
11.7.18
Noisey Next

Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing

The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Meaghan Garvey
10.31.18
Noisey News

Kanye West Donates $73,540 to Chance-Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia

The donation allows Enyia to be included on the ballot, but West's open affection and admiration for Donald Trump confuses matters.
Alex Robert Ross
10.23.18
Noisey News

Noname's TV Debut on 'Colbert' Was a Glorious Statement of Intent

She played a three-song medley of 'Room 25' songs with a live band, and she crushed it.
Alex Robert Ross
10.18.18
we saw this

Chance the Rapper Was Never Going to Run for Mayor of Chicago

Inside the press conference during which the Chicago rapper endorsed progressive activist Amara Enyia for mayor.
Josh Terry
10.17.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.14.18
Premieres

Finally, Tink Can Do What She Wants

“M.I.A.” is the first video Tink has released since breaking away from her joint deal with Timbaland, and this time she’s exactly where she wants to be.
Kristin Corry
8.1.18
Holy Shit

Chief Keef's 'Mansion Musick' Is Out Now, and It Has Ballads

The Chicagoan's sixth (!) project of 2018 came out this morning.
Alex Robert Ross
7.13.18
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