Chance the Rapper is one of the most influential rappers of our time. He has won several Grammies, everyone from Cardi B to James Blake wants to work with him, and even Donald Trump has praised him – despite Chance the Rapper being one of the president’s most vocal critics.
This rapper called Chance is really called Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, at least by his parents, and if you’re not acquainted with him, you better take a chance on his five glorious mixtapes.
Back in 2016, Chance the Rapper released what critics called the game-changing mixtape Coloring Book. It was the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. Scratch that. Three Grammies. Best New Rapper, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. Chance the Rapper became a household name all over the world, and he hasn’t looked back since.
To his fans, it feels like they’ve been waiting for another album (or mixtape or whatever we want to call it) for ages, yet at no point since has Chancelor felt absent from the music landscape.
He’s collaborated with Lil Wayne, James Blake, Action Bronson, DJ Khaled, Future and not least Joey Purp and Cardi B, both playing Roskilde Festival 2019.
Chance the Rapper has also been quietly working on his next solo work as well as a collaborative project with his friend Childish Gambino. Proud of his roots, he’s very active in the local Chicago scene, politicially engaged, socially conscious and not least generous: from Obama rallies to fighting gun violence to donating $1 million to Chicago Public schools.
You know our Orange Stage, right? Get in line for this guy. You don’t want to miss it.