Earlier this month, Chance The Rapper was Chance The Grand Marshal for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on the South Side. During the celebration, he wore this special edition Social Works shirt with a cartoon version of himself.
Now the shirt is available on the Social Works for $40. I love the cartoon version of Chance and think its really cute. I also like the 3 detail. The shirt also features the mission statement for Social Works on the back “To inspire creativity, to build dreams, to let you, be you.”
You can purchase the shirt here.
They. released a video for the song “Deep End” off their debut album “Nu Religion: Hyena.” The track, which was originally released in 2016 on SoundCloud, is about giving in to all your vices for the weekend, including women and drinking. The video fits in perfectly with the moodiness that They.’s other visuals have had, and I found it interesting that the wolf was also the woman from the beginning of the video and they eventually drive away from her.
“Deep End” is my favorite They. song so I’m excited it’s a single. The mix of keyboard and trap beats with R&B and rap is the perfect concotion that best represents They.’s sound.
Click here to check out pictures from They.’s tour.
Chance wore a light grey Champion Heritage All Over Script shirt for his headlining Lollapalooza set. While that color way is not currently available, the olive version is currently available for pre-order here. You should snag it now, since some sizes are already sold out.
For a similar look, check out this Big C shirt.
Chance also wore his signature hat and Gucci belt.
In season 2, episode 2 of Insecure, Issa wears this sweater at the gallery party. You can get it here for £295.00, roughly $379. It is also available in green.
In Season 2, Episode 3, Issa wears a destructed t-shirt with the word “WRECKED” on it when going to hook up with her neighbor. She pairs the shirt with a striped bralette. I like the detail of the anchor on her shoulder, and I think the saying is fitting for her state of mind this season. The shirt is by MOTHER and was originally $115 but is 30 percent off and is now $80.50. You can purchase it here.
On Season 2, Episode 2 “Hella Question” Issa wears a Humpty shirt that says “HUMP Make America Gyrate Again.” You can get the shirt online at Barber Shop Window for $19.99. Issa is known for her cute t-shirts and her love of hip hop culture, so this fits in perfectly to her wardrobe.
Chance The Rapper, Solange and Vince Staples will each have speaking engagements at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art as part of Pitchfork In Sight Out conversation series. Each artist will have a conversation where they discuss their work
Past participants include Run The Jewels and Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein. You can listen to previous conversations here.
Tickets for these events will be $20. Solange’s tickets go on sell August 23 at noon and her event is on September 13, Vince Staples’ go on sell September 6 at noon and his October 13, and Chance The Rapper goes on sell October 11 at noon and his event is November 17.
I feel like each of these artists are a great choices for this talk. Each have prolific work that can definitely be dissected and talked about. I love when artist takes a step further than just existing and actually talk about the process and the meaning behind the message.
I’m definitely going to the Chance conversation but I would love to check out the other ones as well.
In the meantime, listen to each artist latest work below.
Smino created a playlist inspired by his new single “Netflix & Dusse.” Featuring the ultimate music to set the mood for chill time…or more, with your significant other, highlights include OutKast’s “Vibrate,” Lumidee’s “Never Leave You,” and Saba’s “Most.”
I made my own playlist inspired by this. Featuring throwback “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” and current hit “Slide,” its great songs to talk and chill with.
Ahead of his headlining show at Lolla, Chance merchandise is now available for purchase at the artist table. With his merchandise front and center, he has the most extensive collection of the artists featured. The collection features apparel from his Be Encouraged Tour and items specifically for is Lolla stop, featuring wording like “Hometown Headliner. “. There is also a hoodie from the “Surf” album.
Prices range from $35-$55. The cheapest item is the dad hat version of the iconic 3 hat. Please do not be that person that wears the dad hat version. It just looks off to me. The New Era version that Chance wears is $50. T-shirts and tank tops are $40 and sweatshirts are $55. I got the black “Courage” hoodie.
Staff is expecting this to sell out quick so grab it asap if you want it.