Myspace has some cool footage behind the scenes at Chance the Rapper's first show in NYC at SOB's. The camera crew also briefly interviewed Chance on his rapid rise to fame and shock and awe at his sudden popularity. As usual, Chance seems grounded and cool as ever, a humble demeanor that we have come to expect from this guy. Also note a brief cameo by A$AP Yams. Always cool to see local artists making it big, and Chance is certainly doing that.
Chance The Rapper's latest project Acid Rap, has managed to reach No. 26 on the Hitseekers chart, which comes as a surprise given that the mixtape is available as a free download. According to Billboard, the tape was "available for physical purchase on Amazon and other retailers via the label MTC, distributed by Houston, Texas' 1Stop," without the aid of Chance's Management. These vendors managed to sell a total of 800 copies of Acid Rap.
Chance, however, is not alone in this feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR's mixtape charted No. 6 on Hitseekers despite also being free. The retail version of his self-titled release sold 1,600 copies.
The live stream is going on right now. At posting time, J. Cole is sitting down with Sway to talk about lyrics and stories behind Born Sinner, in stores now. Keep it tuned in for Chance.
UPDATE (3:48 CT): Waka Flocka joins the couch now, with Chance just ahead. Welcome to all of Chance's fans who flocked over here from Twitter. #Shoutout to the hometown homie. INCYMI though, hit the links below for the latest Chance videos and features.
UPDATE 2 (4:00 CT): Chance accidentally and hilariously kicked off the freestyle with a curse, which doesn't fly on MTV Jams. Watch now to catch the freestyle, only online embedded above!
UPDATE 3 (4:19 CT): Here's the final update. The live stream is now over. But you can rewatch the entire one hour episode above. J. Cole's genuine co-sign for Chance starts at the 52 minute mark. Chance talks briefly and then freestyles around the 59 minute mark. You can easily jump to those moments above!
Here's MySpace's trendy way to announce its return — a commercial of a wide range of well-known musicians having fun! That's why you see Chicago's Chance The Rapper reppin' in the thumbnail on the homepage, as he is joined by the likes of Pharrell, Mac Miller, Riff Raff, Ciara, Hit-Boy, Schoolboy Q, and more. Fun commercial that represents the brand's new essence. Let's see if it carries over to return the social platform to a level where it once was. MySpace.com — I'll be with you in checking it out.