CHANCE THE RAPPER DELIVERS BLESSINGS ON TOUR

In 2016, Chance the Rapper has: performed at major festivals like Bonnaroo, and Made in America, thrown his own Magnificent Coloring Day festival in Chicago, landed a global ad campaign with Kenzo X H&M, and petitioned the Grammy awards to include streaming only music. This would be a monumental year for any artist, but it’s historic for an artist that has remained independent.

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“Are you ready for your blessing!” is how Chance begins his show, telling more so than asking his audience. Receiving blessings was the them of the night, as Chance recounted his own torrid path before he reached his own blessing. All the talk of blessings, newfound redemption and higher powers gave him the feel of a preacher at his pulpit, and his message wasn’t lost on the sold out crowd in Vancouver.

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Chance the Rapper’s concert felt like an off Broadway revival of Avenue Q, as he was joined onstage by puppets that bantered, flirted, danced, and sang with him on stage. His inclusion of the characters in his live show was a nod to the childlike innocence and optimism in his raps – optimism that is very needed in hip hop right now.

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For a full recap of Chance’s performance, check out Episode 37 of The Screen Girls On Air

Episode 35: Exploring Osheaga, Canada’s coolest festival

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Tune in to part 1 of Episode 35: 

Tune in to part 2 of Episode 35: 

00:30-5:01 Talk Show Host by Radiohead

05:40 We were at music festivals most of the weekends in July. We started with FVDED in the Park, followed up with Pemberton Music Festival to see Kehlani, and at the end of the month, flew to Montreal for Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

7:00-8:50 We discuss our thoughts on the location of  Osheaga, which takes place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, an island with views of the city centre of Montreal.

9:00-13:14 Brands have become such a huge part of the festival experience and at times it feels like you’re being accosted by marketers as you find your way between stages. We discuss the balance between art, commerce and music at Osheaga, and how brands like Virgin Mobile and Schick Hydro have found a way to make their marketing appealing to concert goers.

13:15-15:29 Osheaga makes art an integral part of the festival experience, and we discuss the various installations that we took in while at the festival.

16:56-20:11 Opera by Jazz Cartier

20:12-24:00 Girls, Women, Ladies by Clairmont the Second. Clairmont released Quest for Milk and Honey and it’s so powerful and timely and good.

24:09-28:24 Cawna Pt. 2 by Staasia Daniels. We pronounced Staasia incorrectly, it’s phonetically pronounced as Stay-Sia. She also just released a project titled Hidden Gems, a very smooth and sexy R&B effort.

30:03-35:10 We give our highlights from Day 1 of Osheaga, which included seeing The Underachievers, Flume and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

35:10-42:00 We recap Day 2 of the festival, and how familiarity kicks in, as you start to understand the layout of the land. We took in Kaytranada‘s set, as well as Best Coast and encountered our first scheduling conundrum between seeing Lana Del Rey and Future. We ended up seeing Lana Del Rey’s set and the Osheaga stage was a perfect fit for her, with fireworks going off during her dreamy performance.

43:15-51:12 Day 3 of Osheaga was definitely the hottest day of the festival. We were there midday for Skepta’s performance and then things cooled down for Grimes set. We were excited to see Disclosure but their set was cancelled due to travel and Radiohead took the stage early and enchanting fifty thousand people for over two hours.

52:21-55:50 Be Somebody by Clams Casino ft Asap Rocky and Lil B

56:10 A reminder that we’ve switched up our format to an extended once a month show. Our next show is scheduled for September 21st.

56:40 Duckwrth is gearing up to release his new project I’m Uugly and he released his new song Get Uugly and we love the video for it. It’s directed by Mancy Gant, and features Channel 3 doing the “Uugly dance” with Duckwrth. He’ll be in Vancouver on September 4th, as part of Anderson Paak and the “Free Nationals” tour.

58:28 We’ve been working super hard on our new wellness line Vellum Wellness. Sign up at vellumwellness.com to be the first to receive news and product samples.

 

 

 

Episode 27

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00:00-3:45 Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious BIG ft. Puff Daddy and Ma$e

3:45-8:33 Mind Playing Tricks On Me by Geto Boyz

8:34-12:22 Late Night Rides by Clairmont The Second

12:23-16:56 Arizona by Kings Of Leon

17:00 Shoutout Harry Potter & Haery Potter

18:50-22:45 We talk about how we’ve been guests on Savvy The Amusing’s Instagram, Thank you Savvy!

22:50-23:17 We talk about seeing Tyler The Creator perform at Fvded in the Park.

23:22-26:12 Analog by Tyler The Creator ft. Hodgy Beats

26:13-31:00 Honda Civic by Tory Lanez

31:02-34:26 I Come Apart by A$AP Rocky ft. Florence Welch

34:28-37:27 Pike Street Freestyle by Warm Gun

27:29-41:22 Drama by Roy Woods ft. Drake

41:23-45:15 Kehlani’s Freestyle by Partynextdoor

45:31-46:05 We discuss the career of Kehlani

46:08 We’ve gotten really into Snapchat recently, give us a follow at thescreengirls :)

Episode 12

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00:00-00:07 Real Muthafuckin G’s by Eazy E (snippet)

00:08-00:30  Dopeman by N.W.A. (snippet)

00:53-2:40 We discuss the career of Eazy E on the 20th anniversary of his passing

2:40-3:11 We talk about going to LA and interviewing Gladys Tamez

3:12-4:38 We’ve got Tory Lanez on the site this week, we discuss his performance

4:38-8:29 Diego by Tory Lanez

8:29-12:31 Grief by Earl Sweatshirt

13:02-16:07  Tom Ford is going to be directing another movie, called Nocturnal Animals, and we talk about his last film A Single Man and how he does everything so well.

16:12 The New York Fashion Film Festival was held in NYC recently. Here’s our interview with the founders

16:30-20:43 Living Room Flow by Jhene Aiko

20:44-24:29 Babylon by SZA ft. Kendrick Lamar

24:30-27:50 Winter by Jackal ICO

28:09-29:27 We discuss O Cult the latest mixtape from Jackal ICO

29:29-31:07 Pharell Williams has been announced as the winner of the CFDA Icon Award, we share our thoughts on his nomination.

31:10-36:27 Losing You by Solange Knowles (Cyril Hahn remix)

36:27-40:16 Youth by Foxes (Adventure Club remix)

42:05-45:13 Foolish Hearts by Bestie (Tribe of Zebras remix)

45:14-47:47 47 Bars by Ab Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 11

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00:00-3:21 Feel the Heat by Groundislava ft. Rare Times

3:49-5:28 We discuss Lisa Tant‘s spring trends preview at Holt Renfrew

5:28 Aquazzura was mentioned by Lisa as one of her favorite brands for Spring, a sentiment echoed by many insiders in the industry. You can check out our interview with creative director Edgardo Osorio of Aquazzura here

5:45 We talked about the career of Sophie Hulme, who sold her graduation collection to Selfridges

6:08 We discuss our Smoke Dza photo series, you can find that here. He performed with Nacho Picasso, who we interviewed.

6:25-9:47  Say Less by R.F.C.

9:48-19:45 Mortal Man by Kendrick Lamar

20:00-23:41 We discuss our reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s surprise release of To Pimp a Butterfly 

23:41- 26:48 East Liberty by Partynextdoor

26:49-29:19 Lust for Life by Drake

29:36-33:28 We discuss Tali Lennox‘s recent art show and the common theme of social media in art

33:29-34:00 We tried out Azealia Banks’s Wallace video and talk about the concept

34:00-38:40 Wallace by Azealia Banks

38:41-41:55 Thru My Veins by 100s

43:11-49:17 01/05 by Devontee