Chance the Rapper at Riviera Theatre (PHOTOS)

The hip-hop success story of 2013 hits Uptown for the first of two sold-out nights. Check out the scene

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

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Chance The Rapper performs at The Riv on November 27, 2013.

Chance the Rapper is having a hell of a year. Obviously, the 20 year old scored the extremely prestigious TOC Reader's Choice award for best new local act. But it goes well beyond that. Chancelor Bennett released his second mixtape, Acid Rap, to wide acclaim. It'll likely show up on a bunch of year-end lists. But critical acclaim doesn't quite excite like selling out two nights at the Riviera Theatre in your hometown. On the first evening of his 2013 victory lap, Chance hit Uptown for a wild Black Wednesday celebration. The South Sider served up Acid cuts, as well as some new material and his, er, Coldplay cover. Old school Chicago speed-spitter Twista, a cult MC who pops up on the new Lady Gaga, jumped onstage, too. Will Chance follow that veteran's career path, or does the kid have a shot at following in the footsteps of Common and Kanye? Stay tuned in 2014. First, there's the business or another sold-out gig at the Riv tonight.

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