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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Says Kanye West is 'Adopting Our Platform'

Kanye West
He's On Board with Our Platform ... Says Mayoral Candidate

Kanye West is getting political, and we ain't talking MAGA hats -- Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia says he's supporting her with his time ... and his money literally made her… READ MORE >

Chance the Rapper's Pick for Chicago's Mayor Explains Why His Endorsement Matters

Chance the Rapper
He'll Be Next to Me Campaigning Says Mayoral Candidate Enyia

The candidate Chance the Rapper's endorsing for mayor of Chicago says his support goes way beyond the typical celeb endorsement, because he's going to be a key player in her campaign. … READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Kanye West & Chance the Rapper Share Daddy Duty with Kids at Sugar Factory

Kanye West & Chance the Rapper
Daddy Day Care 2 Starring Saint and Kensli at the Sugar Factory!!!

Kanye West and Chance the Rapper are dads about town in Chicago right now -- ready to turn up on a moment's notice ... with their two toddlers nearby to make it even sweeter. Ye was back in… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Mac Miller's Celebration of Life Show to Include Travis Scott, SZA, John Mayer

Mac Miller
Celebrate Mac's Life With Travis Scott, SZA, Mayer, Chance The Rapper & More

Mac Miller's life will be celebrated with a gigantic show in Los Angeles featuring some of music's biggest acts who also happened to be the rapper's biggest friends. An announcement for "Mac… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Kanye West is Moving to Chicago

Kanye West
I'm Moving to Chicago!!!

Kanye West is moving to Chicago ... but that doesn't mean he's abandoning L.A. Kanye made the announcement Monday at a Windy City event with Chance the Rapper, saying, "I gotta let y'all… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
DJ Khaled's 'I'm the One' Music Video Vixen Shows Off Bikini Bod in Spain

DJ Khaled
Music Video Vixen ... Gets You Coming and Going!!!

That hot chick riding a horse in DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" music video didn't get enough air time -- in our opinion -- so we're doing our best to rectify that. It's a public service. … READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
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 >

- 182 days ago
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 >

- 229 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 >

- 240 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 >

- 447 days ago
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