Any rapper who claims they have “Chi-town love” may have had the game changed. Chance The Rapper — the Grammy Award-winning Wunderkind — held a press conference at Westcott Elementary School in Chicago to announce a $1 million donation to the city’s public schools.
This could only be the first of several donations, as he later revealed he had planned an upcoming phone call with Common to discuss future aid. In the speech, he had a harsh tone for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, exclaiming at the end “Governor Rauner, do your job!” This comes after they had a meeting last week, characterized by Chance as disappointing. Chance reiterated this sentiment, calling the governor’s answers to his questions “vague.”
Beyond fully inhabiting the true artistry permitted by his label-free creative mind, this press conference was streamed via cell-phone. Flashing lights and red carpets were not included. This further reassures the truth about Chance: he is kind, humble, and fully driven towards making a difference. (This is probably due to his parents strong committment to social service.) Even if a million won’t save education, it certainly highlights the need for activism and involvement…which is priceless.
Chance The Rapper for President 2028.