Nikki Jean ‘Champagne Water EP’

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!

Chance The Rapper Full Lollapalooza Set

Chance made some noise this weekend, to say the least, as he closed down Lollapalooza as the hip hop headliner on Day 3, performing while the likes of Skrillex and Kings of Leon were in other areas of Grant Park. He brought out R. Kelly, Vic Mensa, and rocked a crowd said to be over 60,000 people. Now, you can relive or watch for the 1st time, Chance’s 75-minute set with his Social Experiment band. The familiar names are playing: Peter CottonTale, Donnie Trumpet, Lili K, and Eryn Allen Kane. Watch the Chance The Rapper Full Lollapalooza Set above and enjoy!

Chance The Rapper #Arthur

NEW Chance. And boy, does he have some help on this one. Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale and Donnie Trumpet all contribute.

“Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”, a remix of the Arthur theme, comes from a good place and spreads a simple, positive message, encapsulated by Chance below.

Believe in yourself, for that’s the place you start.

More great words follow the mix of background vocals and live instrumentation. At the very least, you can appreciate this and I think it’s a perfect, feel-good song that’ll come alive for a huge crowd… like Lollapalooza this Sunday night. Listen/download below (via Lolla themselves) #Arthur

Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur”

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Lili K & Peter CottonTale “Highlight The Moon” LIVE

Two Chicago artists you need to know on the rise link up for this special live studio performance at Truth Studios — it’s Lili K on the vocals and Peter CottonTale on the keys for a song called “Highlight The Moon”. This is an easy add to any of your playlists (except your going out one, I guess) as Lili shines vocally and the live production pops as the perfect compliment. Watch and enjoy.

*Tibs Fav.

h/t OKP