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Lil Chano from 79th

On April 16, 1993, a future musician was born in the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois; his name was Chancellor (Chance) Jonathan Bennett. Music inspired him throughout his life, even though both of his parents held government jobs.

As a child, Chance was regarded as a bad kid, but being this way helped form him into the better man he is today. While on a ten-day suspension, he decided to use his passion for music and make his first mixtape, 10 Day.

During the beginning of his career, he received an offer for a record deal, but declined. After he said no, he sold out 500-seat shows in Chicago and also was invited by Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) to tour with him. By this time he knew he wouldn't need a label to make it big in the music business, so in 2013 he dropped his next mixtape, Acid Rap.

Chance’s longtime dream of being able to work with his idol, Kanye West, finally came true. He helped compose parts of five songs on Kanye’s album, The Life of Pablo. During the time he was working with Kanye, Chance was working on his own album called, Coloring Book, which won Grammys for “Best Rap Album” and “Best New Artist.”

Making money for himself is not the only goal for Chance. Over the course of his career, he has donated one million to Chicago Public Schools, so $100,000 went to ten different schools. Chance the Rapper is one of the most up and coming artists of his time, and is turning the industry on its proverbial head.

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Автор anthony Quintano [CC BY-SA 4.0], через Викисклад

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