Chance the Rapper isn’t your ordinary 23 year old rapper. There are several talented rappers that rap and sing. There are others that have infused gospel into their music.There are others that give back to for their communities in a significant way. There are others that have some of America’s biggest journalists following them around and there are some that meet with politicians from time to time.Without the support of a label but apparently a strong team, Chance did all these things in one week. Well he is always performing and his music stays in heavy rotation on the radio but this week Chance bought out the Chatham Theaters on Chicago’s south side this past Sunday for anyone to go see Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out.” He loved the film so much he wanted his fellow Chicagoans to go see it too.
I bought all the tickets to #GetOut at Chatham Theatre on 87th Just pull up with ID and enjoy the movie.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 26, 2017
If that wasn’t enough he had Katie Couric sitting in Harold’s Chicken Shack on 87th street talking about his meteoric rise, regrets, education, and performing at the Grammys. This is the best Harold’s in Chicago I might add, well at least in my humble opinion.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 28, 2017
Lastly, this upcoming Wednesday Chance is meeting with Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner to discuss funding education in Chicago.
I’m meeting privately with the governor Wednesday. The two of us will address funding education in Chicago. I’m eager to hear his ideas.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 27, 2017
Who knows what Chance the Rapper has planned for the rest of the week but so far this 23 year old Chicago native is not playing any games. The industry has already taken notice as Chance is laying a sound blueprint for modern day artists to emulate and build upon.