ACL Artist Spotlight: Chance The Rapper
Written by Jennifer Truong on September 29, 2017
This is Chance The Rapper’s part, nobody else speak.
Chance The Rapper, aka Lil Chano From The 79th, has proven to be a distinct artist in the hip hop game in the past few years. His debut mixtape, 10 Days, with features from artists like Vic Mensa and production from Flying Lotus, was released on DatPiff and has been downloaded over 500,000 times. This exposed him to the game and got him recognized by big names such as Complex. His next mixtape, Acid Rap, furthered his influence and fan-base with a new sound and funk that had everyone raving over the rapper from Chicago. Since then, Chance has come out with three new projects, including a third free mixtape Coloring Book in 2016 that won him three Grammy Awards, featuring big names like Kanye West and Lil Wayne.
This past year, Chance The Rapper has been busy headlining other festivals, performing in various talk shows, and touring for Coloring Book. He has also been active in social issues, winning awards for his growing activism and speaking to governors and even former President Obama on issues that matter to him like his hometown Chicago’s violence rate.
Chance has lit up the rap and hip hop game as a bright personality with unique sounds that are unable to duplicate. He is not afraid to be himself and influences much of his fan-base to do the same. The mixtures of gospel and jazz in his music go well with his lyrics that seem to tell an interesting story in every song. His performances in the past have been full of high energy, leaving fans feeling the same passion he does about music, and his ACL performance will not be an exception. Chance The Rapper will be performing on October 7th and October 14th in Zilker Park. You can find everything he has been up to lately as well as merchandise and tour info here. His music is available to stream on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and buy tickets to see him at ACL here.