Eryn Allen Kane is an incredibly promising new female singer out of Chicago who has been featured on various songs with fellow Chicago artists like Chance the Rapper's infamous "Arthur's Song" or Towkio & Chance's "Heaven Only Knows." Well the young songstress has decided to break out on her own with her debut single "Have Mercy" which comes complete with a complimenting music video. The song is incredibly raw, filled with a minimalstic beat and a chorus of acapellas which sound like they could be her voice. We hear her impressive vocals range and truly feel the raw emotion she conveys. The song will most likely give you chills, also paired alongside a very gifting video focused around her in a dark room that adds an even more raw layer to the whole thing. I would expect to hear a lot more from this budding new singer. Enjoy!
Eryn Allen Kane – Have Mercy
Austin City Limits 2015 Lineup Leaks Early Featuring The Weeknd, Deadmau5, Drake, Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Disclosure & MorePosted in Uncategorized by nick | Tags: 2015, Austin City Limits, Bassnectar, Chance the Rapper, Deadmau5, Disclosure, Drake, Lineup, The Weeknd
Austin City Limits, one of the most Popular US music festivals which brings concert goers from all over the nation to Austin, Texas has been growing to become one of the premiere festivals just like its sister festival Lollapalooza both brought you by C3 presents. They are known for their amazing diverse lineups and that's just what has happened again this year with this latest lineup leak. ACL was supposedly announcing the official lineup tomorrow (Tuesday) but looks like it leaked on their official website for a few hours and has since been pulled down but we have screen shots of the lineup so don't worry!
ACL stepped their game up big time this year as it seems every act should be a headliner with obvious stand outs like; The Weeknd, Drake, deadmau5, Bassnectar, Disclosure, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, Alt-J, A$AP Rocky, Tame Impala and more. Other stand out acts to catch will be Flosstradamus, Nero, Cherub, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, GRiZ, Halsey and many many more. See both weekend flyers below and grab tickets here before they sell out.
Towkio Releases Full Length Wav Theory Mixtape ft. Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada & More [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill, Mixtapes / Albums by Jake | Tags: Chance the Rapper, FKJ, Lido, Mixtape, The Social Experiment, Towkio, Vic Mensa
Up and coming rapper Towkio works alongside Vic Mensa as part of the Save Money crew and has quickly planted himself as one of the next to come up out of the explosive Chicago hip-hop scene. The young MC has built hype around his debut project, the 10-track .Wav Theory mixtape, from which we have seen tracks like “Heaven Only Knows” ft. Chance the Rapper & Lido, “Involved” ft. Vic Mensa & Kaytranada, and “Reflection.”
Today, we get our hands on the full mixtape .Wav Theory available as a free download. The release features all previously surfaced tracks alongside a new collaboration with Chance the Rapper on "Clean Up". There is even a collaboration alongside Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment with "Free Your Mind." The list of producers for the mixtape ranges from Kaytranada, Lido, FKJ, The Social Expereiment, Donnie, Two Fresh, to even Towkio himself. It's quite an enjoyable mixtape from start to finish and really showcase's Towkio's versatility as a rapper / singer. The release has us anxiouslly awaiting what's next in the exciting artist's fresh career. Listen below and grab a copy for free thanks to Towkio. Enjoy!
Towkio - .Wav Theory | Free Download
To add to his recent streak of impressive featured verses, Chance The Rapper has delivered yet another fresh feature as he offers his talents on a new collaboration. This time Chance has teamed up with Oakland / L.A. booming singer Kehlani on “The Way” which is the single off her album You Should Be Here which is set to release at midnight.
Chance has been on top of his game lately cranking out feature after feature with “Planes,” “Prisoner,” “Heaven Only Knows,” "Cold Stares," "Baby Blue," “Sunday Candy,” and more as we patiently await both his debut album and his project Surf with The Social Experiment. Chance’s verse on “The Way” starts off with a slow, swaggy flow we haven’t heard from him previously as he provides a grooving, bouncing verse with his smooth singing to round out his part on this sensual R&B tune. Enjoy!
Kehlani – The Way feat. Chance the Rapper | Stream Only
Jeremih Ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido & The Social Experiment – Planes Remix : Must Hear [Free Download]Posted in Bangin, Chill by nick | Tags: Chance the Rapper, Free Download, Hip-Hop, Jeremih, Lido, The Social Experiment
Jeremih released his song "Planes" earlier this year which featured a lethal verse from J. Cole. The song had originally featured Chance the Rapper as we saw in the video of Chance and Jeremih debuting the song in Chicago live.
Well today it looks like we finally get to hear that long awaited verse, in the form of a Lido assisted remix of the track to keep things fresh. The Social Experiment band and Lido collide in the best way possible for the perfect soundtrack for Jeremih's smooth singing to hit perfectly alongside Chance's animated verse. The chemistry is through the roof from start to finish on this track leaving you wanting oh so much more. Listen to the full track below and grab a free download compliments of the artists. Enjoy!
Jeremih – Planes Remix (Ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido & The Social Experiment) | Free Download
While we patiently await for Chance The Rapper’s upcoming projects to release, we can hold ourselves over with his recent collaborative works including “Heaven Only Knows,” “Cold Stares,” “Baby Blue,” “Sunday Candy” and more. Now we have the pleasure of hearing yet another stellar Chance verse via a new collaboration with NYC based R&B vocalist Jordan Bratton. We get a summer-ready, feel good track with “Prisoner” in which Bratton offers his crooning to set up a Chance verse that works perfectly with the beat to allow his singing / rapping style to shine. Enjoy!
Jordan Bratton - Prisoner ft. Chance The Rapper | Stream Only
The multitalented Chance The Rapper has recently been exploring his interest in film and has even started acting in short films. Now we get a “short film” music video for “Sunday Candy,” which will appear on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s forthcoming album Surf. Filmed in the setting of what seems like a 1950’s musical set, The Social Experiment brings us the very entertaining visual interpretation of this excellent song in the form of a short musical as Chance shows off his dance moves. Chance tweeted "I'm revisiting my interest in film" so could expect to see more theatrical performances from him down the road.
Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy "Short Film"
Chicago based rapper, Towkio, who is a part of Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper's Save Money crew, has just shared the latest song from his upcoming mixtape .Wav Theory. This follows up the previously surfaced "Involved," which featured Vic Mensa and had production from Kaytranada.
Today's song "Heaven Only Knows" features Chance the Rapper, production from Lido, and vocals from Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane. We hear Lido's signature vocal chop heavy style production fused with the live instrument style Chance has become known for. Towkio starts things off, followed by Chance with both laying down some amazing vereses. Eryn Allen Kane provides the addiitonal vocals which help tie it all together. We can only hope to see all these artists collaborate on something more in the future. Listen below to the full version of the song and grab a free download on April 28th with the release of Towkio's Wav. Theory mixtape. Enjoy!
The full track-list for Wav. Theory has also been released, so see below.
01 .Wav Theory
02 Clean Up [ft. Chance the Rapper]
03 Free Your Mind [ft. Donnie Trumpet]
04 I Know You
05 God In Me [ft. Leather Corduroys]
07 Addicted (interlude)
09 Break You Off
10 Involved [ft. Vic Mensa]
12 Heaven Only Knows [ft. Chance the Rapper, Lido, and Eryn Allen Kane]
SXSW in Austin is one of the craziest, biggest gatherings of live music in entire world, and we are extremely happy to announce that we will be returning down there once again!!
Last year we teamed up with Scoremore, who is one of Texas' premiere live promoters responsible for some of the best events in Hip-hop, electronic, and festivals like the genre smashing JMBLYA, on top of the legendary SXSW afterparties including the ILLMORE. Well last year we linked up with Scoremore's JMBLYA festival and Pink Dolphin to present our huge event at Austin Music Hall with Steve Aoki, Wiz Khalifa, Vic Mensa and much more.
We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Scoremore and JMBLYA once more alongside TSIS long-time friend Chance the Rapper to throw one of the most epic SXSW parties of all time.
Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment will be headlining and curating the evening with support from an unbelieavable lineup featuring Raury, Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Pomo, Goldink, Tory Lanez, Towkio, Salva, Smoke Ono, Sweater Beats and many many more!
The best part of this SXSW event is that it its completely FREE and open to the public because we love you all and want to party with you. There are a VERY limited amount of tickets, so go and grab the free tickets from the link below.
ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET RSVP this is still a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE EVENT. SO PLEASE SHOW UP EARLY!
Just days ago Chance the Rapper linked up with Action Bronson on the forever replayable "Baby Blue." Today he links up with LA producer Nosaj Thing on "Cold Stares" taken from his forthcoming album. These two have proved to make amazing things happen when they work together as they have done so on “Paranoia” off the Chicago rapper’s Acid Rap mixtape.
The eerie, minimalist production on “Cold Stares” provides the perfect base for Chance to offer his somber crooning and a spoken word verse, showing us a different side of Chance. He has been working on both a collaborative project with his Social Experiment band with Donnie Trumpet, as well as his highly anticipated debut studio album. Nosaj Thing’s album Fated is due May 5th via Innovative Leisure. Enjoy!
Nosaj Thing – Cold Stares ft. Chance The Rapper | Buy Here
As Action Bronson continues to approach the March 24th release of his highly antipated debut studio album Mr. Wonderful, we get our hands on one of the most buzzed cuts on the release. "Baby Blue" is a collaboration with Chance the Rapper and is produced by UK legend Mark Ronson. The chemistry of both rappers is off the charts over Ronson's unbeatble prodcution. Enjoy!
Action Bronson - Baby Blue ft. Chance The Rapper (Prod. Mark Ronson) | Stream Only
Chicago hosts the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival and during it's 15th anniversary Chi town's very own Chance the Rapper drops us off a light hearted treat. He changes things up and beatboxes and instead leaves rapping duties to Alec Baldwin. He manages to read off lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago.” Watch the unexpected clip above. Enjoy!
As we approach Christmas day, the gifts do not stop coming in the form of new music from some of our favorite artists.
Today we get something special from established DC rapper Wale and mixmaster and Fool's Gold label head A-Trak as they deliver a brand new full length mixtape appropriately titled 'Festivus'.
The tape, mixed and curated, by A-Trak features Wale rapping on every single track, with a massive list of guest features. They have brought out the likes of A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Ab-Soul, Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement and more. (Full track-list below)
While most of the tracks don't carry out a unique holidy aesthetic, they are all solid tracks. Chance the Rapper does however mange to stay in Christmas spirit on his cut "Friendship Heights" on the tape.
This mixtape is released as something fun for the fans as a precursor to Wale's upcoming studio album 'The Album About Nothing' which is set to cover more real topics. Enjoy!
Wale & A-Trak – The Festivus Mixtape | Free Download
1. "Intro: Stroke of Genius" (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
2. "Blood Money 3.5" f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
3. Dew Baby "Loyalty" f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
4. "Girls on Drugs" (Prod. by No Credit)
5. "Tonight (Suite 331)" f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
6. "The Deep End" f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
7. "Keep it Moving (Freestyle)" f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
8. "Friendship Heights" f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
9. "Chess" (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee "Juggin" f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. "Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)" (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)
One of the next artists to explode out of the unstoppable Chicago rap scene is young rapper Lucki Eck$ who’s really turned some heads this year.
The talented Chicago rapper brought out the city’s current star Chance the Rapper to add the perfect intro verse to his latest song “Stevie Wonder”. Chance steps up and delivers some darker, less comical lines which fit the track perfectly. Lucki finishes the track off with a smooth gritty verse showcasing why he has so much promise. The instrumental is by Chicago’s premiere producer Young Chop who gives us an atmospheric, slightly-broken downtempo beat that both rappers really nail.
Lucki Eck$ – Stevie Wonder ft. Chance The Rapper
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick