Chance The Rapper – Lil Chano From 79th to the White House Performer

Hailing from Chatham’s 79th Street Chance The Rapper, born Chancellor Bennett, has had quite a run of success and it is more impressive when taking in the fact that he has accomplished so much without assistance of a major label.

 

After going on tour with Childish Gambino and with the release of his widely successful mixtape Acid Rap he stereotypically would have signed to one of the many labels that were courting him but instead he started his own path by remaining unsigned.

YZY SZN: Adidas’ rise in Hip Hop Culture

He has brought his influence to adidas with stars like Future, Weeknd & Taylor Swift donning his styles.

Label mates & fellow adidas’ team 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha T during Summer Jam all advertised the newly released gum sole 750s.

 

With this announcement Adidas has essentially made West their Jordan, a face synonymous to the brand. 

Independence Day

Getting signed to a major deal has always been the standard goal for tons of artists. But, with the continuing rise of the 360 deal, artists have equipped themselves with the tools needed to release there music independently through streaming outlets such as Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Tunecore and Bandcamp. Independent artists are now earning the bulk of their money from touring.

Is The Life Of Pablo A Classic Already?

With boasts of a music video from Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, Puff Daddy announcing he would executive produce, an unlikely pairing of the self professed 'black Beatle' & Sir Paul McCartney the anticipation of Kanye West's new project was at an all time high. 
Untimely Twitter rants, G.O.O.D. Friday delays, renewed controversy with Taylor Swift & Wiz Khalifa caused fans to become bitter towards Kanye's antics. Many fans believed that the album would need to meet musical miracle to excuse his many antics.

Billion Dollar Slaves

Back in the 2000s Ohio State was, with the Youngstown Boys Maurice Clarrett & later Terrelle Pyror, building a football powerhouse culminating in the 2002 upset of the undefeated University of Miami.

Then under the Urban Meyer era OSU in 2014 won the CFP National Championship.

After suspending players for ‘improper benefits’ like tattoos the university still earned millions. 

Ohio State officially became the first billion dollar football program back in 2015.