For hip-hop, the past couple of years have been eventful to say the least. Between one elevator fight producing content for 3 classical albums and police officers blatantly shooting black people in the states, hip-hop has allowed itself to produce content for all rappers, as well as the fans to feel more involved. One particular rapper who has made strides from being the underground’s new high school dropout, to being the best rap narrative since ‘drugs and foreign cars’, Chance the Rapper, has everyone’s respect. Literally. Find one rapper who’s hating on Chance…go on…we’ll wait.
Last night (30.01) Castle Lite announced their #CastleLiteUnlocks artist as being Chance the Rapper, the Chicago native, considered Kanye’s best protégé, who’s got so much influence that he kept SoundCloud from going under(off one phone call), after it had already announced that it was bankrupt. Below you’ll find information that might help if you’re planning on attending.
- His family has been close to the Obama’s since Barack was a Senator.
- Has a younger brother who also raps named Taylor Bennett
- Kanye West said he delayed the release of ‘The Life of Pablo’ because Chance wanted ‘Waves’ to appear on the album, which he had a major influence on the writing.
- ‘Colouring Book’ earned him 3 Grammys in 2017. (Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and the Best Rap Album)
- Has one daughter born in September last year.
- Was once under the SAVEMONEY label which has worked with most of Chicago’s new-age rappers, namely Vic Mensa, Mick Jenkins and NoName
- Is the lead singer for the band ‘The Social Experiment’
- He’s a ’93 baby. Let that sink in.
Here’s a list of songs you might want to know the lyrics to:
- I’m the one (ft. Quavo, Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper) – DJ Khaled
- Ultralight Beam (ft. Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin) – Kanye West
- No Problems (ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne) – Chance The Rapper
- Favourite Song (ft. Childish Gambino) – Chance the Rapper
- Juice – Chance the Rapper
- Baby Blue (ft. Chance the Rapper)
- Blessings (ft. Jamila Woods) – Chance the Rapper
- Same Drugs (ft. The Social Experiment & Lido) – Chance the Rapper