Chicago’s Chance The Rapper has 40 reasons to love how 2017 is shaping up. The hip-hop star has landed on Fortune magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 list.
Chance joined the ranks of entertainment icons Serena Williams and Kevin Hart by landing at No. 29.
The Chicago native has been subverting the music industry’s traditional business model since he was a teenager, declining to sign with a major label and instead releasing his own streaming-only mixtapes, featuring unique strains of hip-hop splashed with sunny spirituality. Last year, he won the first-ever Grammys (three of them) for a streaming-only album and received $500,000 to debut the tracks exclusively on Apple Music. He’s also a celeb endorser for Nestle, Nike, and even Twitter. (Fortune)
A few days ago, Chance linked up with hip-hop heavyweight Future.
Last month, Chance The Rapper came through for a surprise performance on Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. tour.
Kendrick Lamar is currently on tour behind his excellent DAMN. album, and tonight, he played Chicago’s United Center. He brought out hometown hero Chance the Rapper for “No Problem” from Chance’s 2016 album Coloring Book. (Pitchfork)
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