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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 and Donald Glover Surprise Chicago Kids

Chance the Rapper & Donald Glover
Surprise, Kids ... This is America!!!!

Chance the Rapper threw hundreds of kids into hysteria ... not with his own performance, but by bringing surprise guest Donald Glover into the mix at a Chicago talent show. Chance… READ MORE >

Kanye West to Launch Donda Social to Help City of Chicago

Kanye West
I'm Gonna Rock the City of Chicago ... Say Hello to Donda Social

Kanye West has hatched a plan to rescue hundreds of thousands of Chicago residents, and his circle of super famous friends is also getting in on the action.  Sources close to Kanye tell us… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Cardi B Performs at Coachella While Pregnant

Cardi B
Performs Preggo at Coachella

Cardi B just did what Beyonce refused to last year -- making her debut at Coachella while SUPER pregnant ... but her ever-growing baby bump didn't slow her down one bit. Cardi hit the stage… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Chance the Rapper Fan Sues AEG Live for Backstage Trip

Chance the Rapper
VIP Fan Sues ... My Backstage Trip Was a Painful One

Scoring backstage passes for Chance the Rapper was the worst VIP experience ever ... according to a fan who's suing for a header she took during the Chi-town concert. The woman says she had a… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
Meek Mill, Chance and 50 Cent  Share Stage at James Harden's B-Day

James Harden
I Got Rap All-Stars for My Vegas Bday!! Meek, Chance, 50 and More

Meek Mill went HARD at James Harden's birthday ... getting a crew of rap all-stars on stage at Drai's Nightclub in Vegas for The Beard's 27th.   Meek spit his "Dreams & Nightmares"… READ MORE >

- 357 days ago
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 >

- 376 days ago
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 >

- 418 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 >

- 468 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 >

- 500 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 >

- 505 days ago
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