Chance the Rapper

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Chance the Rapper
Photo: Hallie Duesenberg Chance The Rapper helped close out the weekend, playing to a sold out crowd on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival, July 19, 2015.

A few years ago, Chancelor Bennett was just another young Chicago rapper with a mixtape. Fast forward to the present and he's singlehandedly holding up the release of Kanye West's The Life of Pablo so that the pair can finish up a track (he's also featured on the album's best song, "Ultralight Beam"). Aided by his unbridled creativity and charming personality, Chance the Rapper supplanted Kanye as Chicago's reigning hip-hop icon with the release of his breakthrough mixtape, Acid Rap, which filters humorous and positive mantras through jazz and soul-tinged production. If his recent singles are any indication, Chance is gearing up for a new full-length release—perhaps he'll debut some new songs at this Power 92 anniversary concert?

By: Zach Long


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