Donald Glover performed his hit song “This Is America” during Chance The Rapper‘s Open Mike Chicago event.
Glover is truly for the youth. Monday night, Chance held his Open Mike Chicago event and brought out Glover as a surprise guest.
“My next guest needs no introduction…” Chance says to a group of high schoolers as “This Is America” begins to play. The students then charge to the front of the stage as Glover appears to perform the song. A video of the performance was caught by Malcolm London, one of the co-hosts of the Open Mike event.
thank you @donaldglover for coming to our 30th @socialworks_chi @OpenMikeChicago !!! thank you @chancetherapper for leveraging your celebrity for the youth of Chicago in moments like these. thank you @chipublib @YOUmediaChicago !!! pic.twitter.com/sCMyPVRyF0
— BLACK POWER ranger (@MalcolmLondon) June 12, 2018
“Open Mike Chicago was started by a group of friends over three years ago after losing a mentor we all shared in Brother Mike Hawkins,” London wrote on Twitter. “I host the open mic with Chance. It now belongs to the next generation of Chicago’s youth but Brother Mike’s legacy lives on through service.”
“I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records. I feel like this is our Graduation,” Glover said at an Emmys FYC screening and panel for Atlanta on Friday night. “This is probably our most accessible but also the realest — an honest version of it — and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album.”