Chance the Rapper will be one of the many performers at the Lollapalooza. Chance the Rapper is a hip-hop artist, music producer, and social activist. Born as Chancelor Johnathan Bennett on April 16, 1993 in Chicago on the south side. Beginning his rap career with the name Chano. With his friend, J-Emcee, he formed the instrumentality group. Chance was raised in a middle-class family. His father, Ken Williams-Bennett worked for the mayor of the City of Chicago and later down the line worked for Barack Obama.
Chance’s first solo mixtape was recorded during his school suspension. At the time, a senior suspended from Jones College Prep High School for the possession marijuana for 10 days. 10 days was the name of the mixtape. 10 days included production from Flying Lotus and a future frequent collaborator Vic Mensa. The mixtape was released on DatPiff website as a free download. Chance was already on the rise with a feature from Complex magazine. Complex recognized him as 1 of 10 new Chicago rappers to watch out for. They also credited him for his distant flow and voice. During 2016 in May, he released his third mixtape, Coloring Book. Coloring Book was very successful. The mixtape displayed his creativity as well as highlighted issues.
Chance Activist Role
Moving forward, Record companies has been unsuccessful signing the talented rapper. He has no interest in being with a major record label. He makes his money from touring and streaming. However, Chance does attend the meetings but decides to continue to be an independent artist. Chance won many awards. In 2014, Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel named him Outstanding Youth of the Year. In 2017, the 24-year-old won three Grammy awards. Also, in 2017 BET presented him with the 2017 Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards.
Yet, still facing challenges with changing Chicago inner-city poor communities. Earlier this year in March, the young rapper met with Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the Chicago’s Public Schools. Since the meeting was unsuccessful with receiving assistance from Governor Rauner, Chance pledged $1 million dollars of his own to Chicago Public Schools. The hip-hop artist is committed to helping his city because of his own upbringing experiences.