If you want to meet the next breakout music artist or poet, look no further than the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
Chance the Rapper celebrated his 24th birthday Sunday, but, of course, he also made sure that he did something good for his Chicago community.
Chance the Rapper is just days shy of his 24th birthday, and he’s already regarded as one of the most important figures to ever come out of Chicago.
Chance the Rapper is no stranger to politics, especially when it comes to the goings-on in Chicago. And he may have learned a lot from his father, Ken Bennett, who worked as the deputy chief of staff for current Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Even before he became a Grammy-winning rapper, Chance was heavily involved in his…
Earlier in March, Chicago native Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss the Chicago Public School system. Although the meeting didn’t go as well as Chance would have liked, he walked away from it with one mission in mind: to give back to students in need.
Last week, Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss the Chicago Public Schools system and its current disarray. But the Grammy Award-winning rapper wasn’t pleased with the meeting and has decided to take matters into his own hands.
Whether they were showing us how magical black women can be, making political statements, paying homage to a GOAT or taking your ass to church, the black artists who performed at Sunday night’s Grammys gave the world something to talk about.
Stuck between the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, the Grammys have always seemed like the red-headed stepchild of the awards season. But I always look forward to the Grammys because the show always seems less uptight than awards shows that focus on movies and TV, and it’s also a chance to see some of my favorite…
Chance the Rapper and his black-boy joy just doesn’t quit. And this time he’s using his notoriety and fan base to pay tribute to the Obama family with a new clothing line.
Young M.A., a gritty rap phenom who channeled the swagger of Brooklyn and the heart of ’90s East Coast hip-hop, slid onto radio airwaves across the nation in the throes of Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour.
Who would have thought that we would make it to 11 episodes? We sure didn't. But nevertheless, here we are, back at it again, and this time I won't waste your time telling you that I sing a cappella on this show. That's right—I bring my dove tonsils out of retirement to give you guys the treat of your life. Patti "I'm…
We. Love. Chance.
Despite going to graduate school in the discipline, my greatest education in philosophy happened at the barbershop.
A few days ago I was so inspired by Chance the Rapper's unfiltered and unwavering joy during MTV's Video Music Awards that I had to write about it. And after chatting, my co-workers and I came up with the idea to hashtag #BlackBoyJoy. This tag already existed on social media, often used at the ends of posts from folks…
Chance the Rapper is awesome. Not only does he have the kind of music that makes hip-hop exciting again, with his horns, his elastic lyricism and his constant praise of the most high, but he's also got the kind of personality that can't be ignored. He's lovable, humble and hilarious.
There is a Dorothy Norwood song I first heard in 1994 that deeply impacted me. The song, "Somebody Prayed for Me," goes as follows: