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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 Sued for Alleged Beatdown Caught on Video

Chance the Rapper
Bodyguard Sued Alleged Beatdown Caught on Video

Chance the Rapper's bodyguard allegedly unleashed a can of whoop-ass -- caught on surveillance video -- and now the guy on the receiving end is suing. Travis Montgomery is suing the rapper's… READ MORE >

Chance the Rapper Marries Longtime GF in Star-Studded Ceremony

Chance the Rapper
Marries Longtime Girlfriend ... In Star-Studded Ceremony

Chance the Rapper became Chance the Groom this weekend, 'cause he married his longtime girlfriend and mother of his child in a ceremony that was filled with celebs. The Chicago MC tied the knot… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Chance the Rapper Teams Up with Postmates For a Good Cause

Chance the Rapper
Chi-Town Postmates Orders Can Help My Charity $1 at a Time

Chance the Rapper is asking hungry fans in Chicago to grub at his favorite eats for a good cause -- and all it'll take is an order on Postmates. The Chi-Town MC is partnering with the delivery… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Celine Dion Pulls Song 'I'm Your Angel' with R. Kelly from All Music Services

Celine Dion
Pulls Song 'I'm Your Angel' with R. Kelly from Streaming Services

4:00 PM PT -- Celine Dion's video with R. Kelly for "I'm Your Angel" has now been removed. 10:57 AM PT -- It looks like Chance the Rapper has removed his song with R. Kelly from streaming… READ MORE >

- 128 days ago
Chance The Rapper Says Disbelieving Black Women Accusing R. Kelly Taken Out of Context

Chance the Rapper
I Was Taken Out of Context Saying I Didn't Believe Black Women Accusing R. Kelly

Chance the Rapper says he was taken out of context a while back when he said he didn't believe R. Kelly's accusers because they were black women. Chance did indeed make that comment on… READ MORE >

- 136 days ago
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 >

- 210 days ago
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 >

- 217 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 >

- 227 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 >

- 232 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 >

- 246 days ago
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