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Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper



Chancelor Jonathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa). He has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment; they released the album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Bennett released his third mixtape Coloring Book to critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy awards, including for Best Rap Album. Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to receive a nomination for, and win, a Grammy. In July 2017, Bennett was nominated for an Emmy Award for his song "Last Christmas" that was performed on Saturday Night Live. He shares the nomination with Kenan Thompson, Eli Brueggemann, and Will Stephen in the category for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.



Coloring Book
Coloring Book is the third mixtape by American rapper Chance the Rapper.
Francis and the Lights
Surf is the debut studio album by American band The Social Experiment; it was released exclusively on iTunes as a free download on May 28, 2015.
Acid Rap
Acid Rap is the second official mixtape by American rapper Chance the Rapper.

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Chance The Rapper is speaking out against Chicago’s planned $95 million police academy
  –  November 14, 2017
Mayor Emanuel was reportedly absent for Chance's remarks. "I guess the mayor had to step out when I walked in," Chance said. Thumbnail of Chance the Rapper by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival
What Do Bruce Springsteen and Chance the Rapper Have in Common?
  –  November 14, 2017
Tobias Carroll: Your book opens with back-to-back essays about Chance the Rapper and Bruce Springsteen ... Author Hanif Abdurraqib TC: Did most of the pieces about music in the book originate as freelance assignments, or were they written with the book ...
I negotiate major deals for Chance the Rapper, Foo Fighters, and the Rolling Stones — here are 3 tips for getting what you want
  –  November 13, 2017
Chance The Rapper performs on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk / Getty Images Marcie Allen — a music industry veteran — has negotiated deals for many artists and brands. She says negotiations can be very intimidating ...
I Negotiate Major Deals for Chance the Rapper, Foo Fighters and More. Here Are My 3 Tips for Getting What You Want
  –  November 13, 2017
As a music industry veteran of almost 25 years ... Samsung and Southwest as well as for high profile artists like Chance the Rapper, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Khalid and the Rolling Stones. Over the years, I’ve acquired a lot of tips that I’ve ...
Chance the Rapper Blasts Planned $95 Million Police Academy
  –  November 11, 2017
That musician is Chicago-native Chance the Rapper, who addressed the issue at Thursday’s City Council meeting. Chance, who recently began a series of donations to Chicago Public Schools facilities to help fund music programs and other after-school ...
Joe Budden To Chance The Rapper: 'You Are Not Independent. Stop Saying It.'
  –  November 10, 2017
So, after making some blunt commentary on the “happy” (and faux, according to Joe) musical subject matter of Chicago’s hip-hop wonderkid Chance The Rapper, the “No Problem ... that because that’s just what music is,” he started.
Chance the Rapper surprises Chicago City Council meeting to argue against 'cop academy'
  –  November 10, 2017
Chance the Rapper often shouts out his native Chicago in his music (“You cannot mess with the light/ look at little Chano from 79th,” he famously rapped in fellow Chicagoan Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam”), but he doesn’t limit his Windy City ...
Chance The Rapper’s Backing Vocalists Thirdstory Step To The Front On ‘Over (When We Said Goodbye)’
  –  November 10, 2017
If you saw Chance The Rapper live at any point in 2017 — in person or on TV ... What you might not know, however, is that the trio makes their own gorgeous soul-infused folk music together under the name Thirdstory. On the other hand, “Over ...
Chance the Rapper Speaks out During Chicago City Hall Meeting
  –  November 10, 2017
Chance the Rapper at city hall speaking against Rahm's $95 million cop ... Stay tuned to see how the situation develops. In other music news, Eminem is teasing the first single from his highly-anticipated new album ‘Revival.’ Listen to it here.
Chance The Rapper Speaks Out Against $95M Training Facility For Cops, Firefighters
  –  November 8, 2017
Chicago-native and Grammy Award-winner Chance the Rapper took the mic on the floor of the City Council ... The young celebrity and graduate of Chicago Public Schools has donated money for arts and music education to several local high schools, including ...
Chance the Rapper Is Against Chicago's Proposed $95M Police Academy
  –  November 8, 2017
Chance the Rapper wants Chicago to think of alternate options. Outside of his award-winning music, Chance the Rapper has never shied away from an opportunity to support opportunities to help out youth in need, especially when said youth resides in his ...
Chance the Rapper to host, Eminem to perform on November 18th episode of SNL
  –  November 8, 2017
Though his name suggests otherwise, Chance the Rapper is a multi-dimensional talent whose accomplishments ... ascended him to heights previously unseen by an independent, unsigned music artists. He’s launched several successful charitable foundations ...
Chance the Rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, The National and More Join The First Obama Leadership Summit
  –  November 8, 2017
Music and performance as a community gathering point and a driving force also played a strong role in the event. Brandi Carlile played a moving version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Chance the Rapper performed “Dear Theodosia” with Miranda ...
Eaux Claires narrator Michael Perry talks Prince, Chance the Rapper, Montaigne in new book
  –  November 7, 2017
Midwest music enthusiasts may know him best as the poetic “narrator ... 158) “Recently I told someone I was learning a lot from Chance the Rapper. The person responded with a chuckle, but I was dead serious. I wasn’t looking to co-opt the art ...
Today in live music; Chance the Rapper returns for Wild 94.1, Victor Wainwright LP release and more
  –  November 4, 2017
Gavin DeGraw Forty-year-old piano-pop songwriter Gavin DeGraw was kind of a strange bird at his chilly January downtown Tampa appearance as part of all the College Football Championship hoopla, but it looks like all of the diehard fans have scooped up ...
Hear Grace Weber's first song with Chance the Rapper's creative team
  –  November 3, 2017
The Music Lab launched with acclaimed R&B artist Jamila Woods as the special guest, another past Chance the Rapper collaborator. RELATED: Jamila Woods and other music professionals are helping Milwaukee teens hone their skills At last week's lab ...
See Chance the Rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tender 'Dear Theodosia'
  –  November 3, 2017
Francis and the Lights also joins to perform 'Hamilton' track at Obama Foundation Summit "The way music comes out of ... made it a good fit for the Obama Foundation Summit. Chance the Rapper echoed and harmonized with Miranda throughout the second ...
Common and Chance The Rapper Appear at Obama Foundation Summit
  –  November 2, 2017
Chance the Rapper and Nas performed at the Obama Foundation Summit ... along with Chicago native Common. "Once I realized that music does affect lives, and that art affects lives, and our voices mean something, that was when I was like, okay, this ...
Chance The Rapper delivers first look at his new pizza murder mystery film [WATCH]
  –  November 2, 2017
Fans of Chance The Rapper have long awaited his first real entrance into acting ... The project was directed by Austin Vesely, who had previously worked with Chance on the “Sunday Candy” music video. Now the Chicago emcee is serving up the first ...
Chance the Rapper Performs at Barack Obama Foundation Summit
  –  November 2, 2017
Related: Watch Chance the Rapper Unbox His GRAMMY Awards with Young Daughter The National, Gloria Estefan and Nas also performed during the evening of music and progressive coalition-building. Master of None‘s Aziz Ansari and Lena Waite made ...

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