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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.

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