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About Chance The Rapper

Chancellor Bennett a.k.a Chance The Rapper a.k.a Lil Chano From 79th is a Chicago rapper who turned a 10 day suspension from high school into one of the fastest rises in popular music. While he initially made his name with his debut mixtape 10 Day released in 2012, it wasn’t until his second mixtape Acid Rap in 2013 that gained him national recognition. The critically acclaimed project would go on to be featured on numerous publications such as Spin, Pitchfork, NPR Music, and Rolling Stone as one of the best projects of 2013. In 2016 Chance released his Coloring Book mixtape to critical acclaim exclusively through Apple Music and later on various streaming platforms. Coloring Book later went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album in 2017, and becoming the first streaming-only project to ever win a Grammy.

Chance The Rapper has also been a part of various creative and philanthropic endeavors. From starring in the 2015 short film Mr. Happy, directed by Colin Tilley, donating one million dollars to Chicago Public Schools, starting his own fundraising program for Chicago schools SocialWorks, and even creating his own festival in 2016 at the U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago called Magnificent Coloring Day.

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