Tag: Chance The Rapper
Chance is busy running around Chicago spreading the good word of #SaveChicago #FaithInAction and #PutTheGunsDown (you can read all about his non-violence crusade here), but he managed to find time to cryptically drop this unreleased joint titled “Hiatus Broadcast.” Chance simply tweeted “Hiatus Broadcast” last night, which I took to mean he was taking a break, but he was actually releasing this track. Not even mad at the mastermind who somehow found it.
This is short and sweet and features Chano kicking some choice bars over a slow-rolling instrumental. Not much else is known about “Hiatus Broadcast,” but you can check it out below.
Chance The Rapper continues to use his power and influence for the greater good of the community, Chicago and the world in general. As this weekend he launches his second annual anti-violence initiative for the city of Chicago during Memorial Day weekend. Last year, Chance and his brother Taylor spearheaded the #SaveChicago campaign, which spread like wildfire throughout the city and helped the Chicago go 42 hours without one single shooting.
This year, Chance continues the good fight by listing all community events this weekend in support of the anti-violence initiatives. Keep your eyes peeled to Chance’s Twitter page (as well as the Mayor’s) to see how you can get involved. But for now, please use the #FaithInAction #SaveChicago and #PutTheGunsDown hashtags on social media.
Click here to view a map of safe community happenings during the Holiday weekend and be sure to spread the word. Thank you Chano.
Chance The Rapper’s “Open Mike” high school poetry event is happening right now at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts. And students who attended this evening were in for a treat as Chicago’s own Kanye West and Vic Mensa took to the stage to perform “All Day” and “U Mad.” These guys all continue to put on for the city in a major way. Check out a few clips below.
On April 30th, Harvard University hosted Chance The Rapper as guest lecturer at their Hip-hop Archive & Research Institute. And during a Q&A with students, they picked Chano’s brain regarding a number of subjects including streaming services, violence and misogyny in hip-hop, plans for the future and much more. Thankfully the good people at Fader were on hand to capture some of Chance’s choice quotes.
On the connection between hip-hop and violence:
“It’s a tricky subject, because I’ve watched Chicago at a conscious level from the late ’90s. I watched the change in music and motherfuckers from Chicago started going viral. I watched [Chief] Keef come up and people begin to get famous in Chicago before they got famous everywhere else. I watched this power climb, these new set of norms being put in place in terms of how people interacted. There was a point where it was like, ‘Somebody dies, it’s a big deal.’ But I think niggas kind of started being like, it’s cool to have ‘RIP my homie’ on my shirt. I watched it get crazy around 2011-2012. There were a lot of things happening at the same time, but the best way to really watch it was through these YouTube videos that were going viral. Motherfuckers that you damn near go to school with are in the video like, ‘I have this many guns,’ and in the next video niggas are like, ‘Oh really, we got this many guns!’ And it goes back and forth and then somebody gets murdered. And it’s way different than some old school west coast beef or two very famous rappers talking about each other. I don’t know how to attack that question. Obviously violence doesn’t come from music, that’s stupid. That’s not the answer, that’s not right. But music can be very influential especially on a viral basis. Fuck those people [who say that hip-hop causes violence] though.
Below you can find the excerpt of Chance discussing Kanye West, and you can read the rest of the excerpts over on Fader’s site.