Social Experiment covers FADER

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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Blended Babies “North Korea” f/ Donnie Trumpet

The release of this single has been over year in the making as Blended Babies unite forces with Donnie Trumpet to drop this smooth instrumental “North Korea”. More on this release below.

This is about a year and a half old. Just a random jam made when Donnie was at the crib. We originally named it North Korea because of some news headline at the time. Played it for a ton of A-list and underground artists and they all loved it but everyone kept telling us to put it out as an instrumental because they loved it as is. It is the first single off of a new Blended Babies instrumental album thats finished that we are releasing in 2015. Due to recent headlines we felt the world needed this. Fuck censorship of any kind. Freedom of expression is essential to keeping our culture and society honest. Let the audience decide whats worth watching and listening to. #TEAMAMERICA 

#SoXDay — Chance’s BTS Tour Film

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.

Donnie Trumpet & SoX “Sunday Candy”

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 “Rivers”

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.

*Tibs Fav.

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