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The Noisey Advent Calendar

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

The Christmassy, 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
a day ago
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
3 days ago
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
New music

Saba and Mick Jenkins Link Up Wonderfully on New Single "Stay Right Here"

The new song also features R&B singer Xavier Omär.
Alex Robert Ross
11.9.18
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 Hitlist

Georgia Is Back with a Euphoric, Late-Night Dance Sound

The drummer-singer-producer's “Started Out” sits somewhere between 80s Chicago house and what you might stick on an Uber AUX at 4AM.
Daisy Jones
11.1.18
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
10.16.18
Interviews

Hardcore Legends Racetraitor Are on a Mission to Defeat White Supremacy

Stream the reunited, militantly anti-racist Chicago metallic hardcore partisans' new album, '2042,' and read our in-depth interview with vocalist Mani Mostofi.
Kim Kelly
10.12.18
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