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Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper (birth name Chancelor Bennett) was born on April 16, 1993. He has broken down barriers in the music industry by refusing to sign with a record label. Instead, he insists on remaining independent and releasing mixtapes for his fans to stream online. He relies on touring and merchandise to make a living. Chance released the mixtapes “10 Day” in April 2012, “Acid Rap” in 2013, and “Coloring Book” in May 2016. He worked with Kanye West on “The Life of Pablo” and toured with Macklemore. In 2015, Chance joined a band called Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment for an album titled “Surf.” He rapped on this jazzy and Christian album. Chance became the first unsigned artist to perform on “Saturday Night Live” in December 2015. In 2017, Chance became the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only album. He took home three awards for best rap album for “Coloring Book,” best new artist, and best rap performance. Chance is a proud product of Chicago and continues to call the Windy City home. He donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools in March 2017, inspiring the Chicago Bulls to pledge the same amount later in the month. Chance’s dad, Ken Bennett, worked as Barack Obama’s state director when the former president was an Illinois senator and for Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel. The rapper welcomed daughter, Kinsley Bennett, in September 2015 with ex-girlfriend Kirsten Corley.

Chance the Rapper's Bodyguard Arrested for Body Slam On Camera (UPDATE)

Chance the Rapper
Bodyguard Busted For Body Slam in Chi-Town

Chance the Rapper's bodyguard allegedly unleashed some WWE moves on a guy right in front of the MC ... and the whole thing was caught on surveillance video. Law enforcement sources tell… READ MORE >

Chance the Rapper Calls for Justice at BET Awards with Michelle Obama's Help

Chance the Rapper at BET Awards
Calls for Justice in Black Community ... Thanks Michelle Obama

Chance the Rapper had everyone at the BET Awards on their feet and cheering after he gave one HELL of an acceptance speech demanding justice in the black community ... and Michelle Obama even… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper and Quavo Should Start a Boy Band, Says Poo Bear (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber
Boy Band with Weezy, Chance & Quavo Would Kill! ... Producer Pal Says

Justin Bieber oughta start a boy band with Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, 'cause they'd obviously kill on tour ... so says Bieber's longtime producer pal. We got Poo Bear Saturday night… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Drake Endorses Chance the Rapper for Mayor! (VIDEO)

Chance the Rapper for Mayor ... That's the Motto!

Drake is backing Chance the Rapper all the way for a huge political office ... now Chance just has to decide to run. Drake was mobbed Tuesday night by fans and paps shouting all… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago
Chance the Rapper Has 'No Problem' Rocking Mic with Ja Rule (VIDEO)

Chance the Rapper
Gets Chi-Town Props from Ja Rule 'No Problem' On the Mic

Ja Rule's shout-out to Chance the Rapper for all his awesome charity work turned into an awesome guest performance onstage. You're welcome, Chicago. Ja had a show Thursday night at Studio Paris,… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Chance the Rapper's Most Creative Intern Applicant? (PHOTO)

Chance The Rapper
Most Creative Intern Applicant?

The hustle is real for Chance the Rapper's open position for an intern, with one applicant going so far as to create a resume that reads like he's going on tour with Chance. The Chicago MC put a… READ MORE >

- 147 days ago
Chance the Rapper Reaches Child Support Agreement with Baby Mama

Chance the Rapper
I Settled My Child Support Beef

Chance the Rapper isn't just hip-hop's favorite new artist ... he owns up to his responsibility in the child support department too. Chance struck an agreement with Kirsten Corley over how… READ MORE >

- 155 days ago
Chicago Bulls Stars Party with Chance the Rapper After Beating Warriors (VIDEO)

Chicago Bulls Stars
Party with Chance the Rapper ... After Beating Warriors

The Chicago Bulls were so pumped after beating the Golden State Warriors Thursday night, some of 'em hit the club with Chance the Rapper to celebrate ... including the old guy on the squad! … READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
John Legend and Chance the Rapper Hit Up Massive Grammys Party (VIDEO)

GQ Grammys Party
John Legend, Chance the Rapper This is How We Roll!!!

John Legend was hit by a flash mob at GQ's Grammys after-party at Chateau Marmont, but the big star was Grammy winner Chance the Rapper. Skrillex, Bella Thorne, Teyana Taylor, Taboo and… READ MORE >

- 190 days ago
Chance The Rapper -- Forget Security ... I'll Slam that Stage Crasher!!! (VIDEO)

Chance The Rapper
Forget Security ... I'll Slam that Stage Crasher!!!

Chance the Rapper didn't take any chances by relying on his security ... he took the law into his own hands when a guy crashed his stage during a concert. Lil Chano From 79th was performing… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
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