More new Chance today as he and the Social Experiment (Donnie Trumpet, Peter CottonTale, and Nate Fox) cover the upcoming issue of The FADER.
The cover story accompanied it and it’s a pretty quality read that highlights the personalities of all 4 of them with the writer observing and following the crew around for a day in L.A. I came out of this appreciating Chance more for his focus on their collective when, as the article astutely points out, many artists put themselves on another level first before the rest of the crew.
The Social Experiment’s upcoming album, Surf, is still due soon and is what Chance calls in the story, “Donnie’s project.” Read it for more.
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See what it’s like to be on tour with Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment for the 23 hours a day they’re not on stage. Featuring Donnie Trumpet, Peter Cottontale, Stix, Nate Fox’s Back and Macie Stewart. Surf coming soon, We do this shit for fun.
A film by Austin Vesely
Dope, in-depth look at the variety of fun personalities in the Social Experiment. If you have 10 minutes or so, press play above.
Here is the first offering of Surf — Chance and his Social Experiment collective’s new album supposed to drop before the end of the year. It’s called “Sunday Candy”, which has a couple new verses from Chance and features singer Jamila Woods. Donnie Trumpet is credited with the lead as he puts down a nice feel to the record with the help of Peter CottonTale & Nate Fox. Here’s what Donnie said to FADER:
This song specifically is a great representation of [The Social Experiment’s] collaborative efforts. It’s my curation, but then bringing it to the table with all these beautiful people and including them in their own way. Jamila sang on that hook, then I brought it to the collective. Peter added some great layers of texture and helped produce, Nate added a bunch of drums, tons of our friends from Chicago played instruments and added their ideas.
Stream below — a nice soulful feel to it and perfect for the fam with the holidays on deck.
Nikki Jean’s Champagne Water EP arrives in full today — for free stream/download below!
Previews, like her collab with Ab-Soul, have surfaced in recent weeks and now we get the full 6-track opus that also contains contributions from Jake One, her consistent partner-in-crime Double-0, and Chance’s Social Experiment collective. It’s somethin’ fresh and different for longtime fans of Nikki with the same gripping vocals that made me a fan since her breakout days with Lupe. This only continues the strong week of new EP releases in the R&B realm, don’t overlook this one!
Rivers runnin’ down my face..
Nikki Jean’s hook will surely get stuck in your head after just one listen to her new track and collaboration with the hometown’s Social Experiment collective. Donnie Trumpet, namely, provides the horns and Nikki’s now consistent producer, Double-0 (where’s my Kidz In The Hall fans at??), provides the catchy overall production. To bring it complete, Nikki sounds wonderful with the vocals throughout, as Hypetrak says is sung with a “TC Helicon voice live touch.” Needless to say, this new preview off the upcoming Champagne Water EP is a nice add to your rotation.
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