Always one to help out the independent creative community, Chance the Rapper last night (Aug. 16) announced RapperRadio.com, a crowd-sourced campaign to help get independent artists on the radio across the country.
The format launched with a simple interface: fans type in the name of the city they are in, and the site produces suggestions of local radio stations (for example, Hot 97 and Power 105.1 in New York City). Fans click the station they want and are provided a suggested tweet tagging the station's Twitter account and requesting the track with a link back to the initial site. Currently, the two songs available to request through the service are "Summer Friends" feat. Jeremih and Francis & the Lights and "No Problem" feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, both from Chance's latest release Coloring Book. ("No Problem," it should be noted, has been getting plenty of radio love since its release; it's currently on both the R&B Hip-Hop Songs Airplay and Rap Songs Airplay charts.)