", "Early mixtapes from Chance The Rapper surface online", "Chance the Rapper wrote his breakout album during a 10-day suspension from high school", "Chance The Rapper Remembers The High School Weed Arrest That Inspired His First Mixtape", "Chance The Rapper Talks Childish Gambino Cosign, Signing to CAA and New Mixtape", "Chance The Rapper – Windows – Fake Shore Drive", "Complex 10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For", "Photos: Chance The Rapper @ The Pageant, CAMP Tour", "How 20-Year Old Chance The Rapper Has Nearly Every Major Label Chasing Him", "Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap Album Review", "Video: Chance The Rapper & Nosaj Thing For adidas 'Songs From Scratch' Series", "Video: Chance The Rapper Featured In New Myspace Commercial", "Chance The Rapper, with 'Acid Rap' Mixtape, Meets the Legal Black Hole Around Unsigned Artists (From the Magazine)", "Lollapalooza confirms 2013 lineup, day-by-day breakdown", "Chance The Rapper's Social Experiment : Tour Poster", "Chance The Rapper x Dockers Spring 2014 Shoppable Video", "Chance The Rapper & Dockers Pair Up For Shoppable Video & Interview", "Chance The Rapper x Dockers – Shoppable Video – FreshnessMag.com", "Chance The Rapper to Headline the 2014 Verge Campus Fall Tour", "Chance The Rapper Receives Chicago's Outstanding Youth of the Year Award From Mayor Rahm Emanuel", "Chance the Rapper Admits It Was Hard to Act Depressive in His Film Debut 'Mr. Birthdays of Famous Rapper / Celebrity, in August, Born in (or Nationality) United States. After a stint with American rapper Childish Gambino in the latter’s mixtape ‘Royalty,’ Bennett released his second mixtape ‘Acid Rap’ in April 2013. [93][94] His performance drew record crowds with some estimates making it the largest attended performance in the event's history. On July 19, 2015, Bennett and Lil B announced that they recorded a collaborative mixtape. ", Coloring Book, the third free mixtape from Chance, dropped in May 2016. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kensli, in September 2015. I like music that makes me feel things might just be alright.”. On July 13, Bennett performed a NPR Tiny Desk Concert where he recited an original poem. He took meetings with them but decided that he would rather maintain his artistic independence while exploring the limits of a label-less career. [176] In May 2016, after they had stopped living together, Corley wanted the courts to declare Bennett as the father of their daughter, requiring him to pay child support. But Chance was already in a celebratory mood; months earlier he had embraced the spirit of the festive season with "Merry Christmas Lil Mama," a Yuletide alliance with singer Jeremih. Little wonder he’s being pursued by a gaggle of record-company suitors.”. [9] His father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and then-Senator Barack Obama. Bennett has stated in interviews with XXL and Complex that Kanye West, James Brown, MC Hammer, Prince, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Esham, Eminem, Souls of Mischief and Freestyle Fellowship have influenced him. All four — "Work Out," "Wala Cam," "I Might Need Security," and "65th & Ingleside" — included references to the artist's hometown.

Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and philanthropist. [125], In 2020, Bennett will be honored by UNICEF at their annual gala in Chicago with the UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Award. Those labels would be disappointed. Growing Up in Chicago", "For Chance The Rapper & His Father, Things Come Full Circle", "Before '10 Day': Exploring Chance The Rapper's Early Career", "When Chance The Rapper Was Just Chance The Teenager (PHOTOS)", "Who Is Chance the Rapper? Chance the Rapper started dating Kirsten in 2013. [88] It was later reported that Bennett was just reflecting on what Ljung had previously published in a press release following the leak. [8], Chancelor Jonathan Bennett was born in Chicago, Illinois. We strive for accuracy and fairness. [111] Bennett's lyrics usually have references to Christian theology,[112] his struggles with his faith[113] and his upbringing. Chance was already recording his second mixtape, Acid Rap, the release that would really push him to the next level. A 14-track project that included work with a future frequent collaborator Vic Mensa, and production from Flying Lotus, it was released as a free download on mixtape website DatPiff. Chance the Rapper is a hip-hop artist, producer and social activist whose mixtape 'Coloring Book,' is the first album to win a Grammy based solely on streaming. It even received the nomination for ‘Best Mixtape’ at the 2013 ‘BET Hip Hop Awards.’, ‘Acid Rap’ debuted at number 63 on ‘Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.’ It also made it to the list of ‘50 Best Albums of 2013’ and peaked at the 26th spot on ‘Rolling Stones.’ It was ranked fourth by ‘Complex.’ It was also listed as one of NPR Music's ‘50 Favorite Albums Of 2013.’.

The group is known for their chart toppers such as 'Versace' and 'Bad and Boujee. [182][183] Corley and Bennett reconciled, and on July 4, 2018, they became engaged after 5 years together. Chance then gave away his next project too, a six-track mixtape recorded with Lil B. His father, who was an aide to former Chicago mayor and senator, currently serves as the deputy chief to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Bennett once shared a house in North Hollywood with James Blake.

Chance’s brother, Taylor Bennett, also launched a rap career. 1", "Famous", "Feedback", and "Waves". [95] In November 2017, Bennett curated and headlined the Obama Foundation community event at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Forsaking his studies, Bennett took to music professionally. ", "Instagram post by Chance The Rapper • Jan 1, 2017 at 12:11am UTC", "Instagram post by Chance The Rapper • Apr 12, 2017 at 2:38pm UTC". [27] After placing second in a local songwriting contest, Bennett met then-Chicago Mayor, Richard M. Daley who enjoyed his music. [119] The Hollywood Reporter has said that Bennett is "redefining fashion" with his style of generally wearing overalls and contesting traditional hip-hop fashion norms. Open Mike nights and the Warmest Winter initiative later became part of SocialWorks. [169] Both brothers began rapping at the same time and have a similar style. Next, he was featured in Childish Gambino's album ‘Because the Internet,’ which released on December 10, 2013. Born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett on April 16, 1993 in Chicago’s south side, Chance the Rapper had a comfortable middle-class upbringing: his father, Ken Williams-Bennett, worked for the city's mayor and later for Barack Obama when he was a senator.

[123], Bennett's father, Ken Bennett, has been involved in Democratic Party politics on the local and national level. [130][131] Bennett's work to support Chicago youth includes hosting Open Mike nights for Chicago-area high school students in collaboration with Chicago Public Library, which drew the attendance of fellow Chicago natives and celebrities like Hannibal Buress and Kanye West. Instead, he pursued his ambition with full force and recorded his first mixtape ‘10 Day’ in early 2011. Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. In November 2014, Chance the Rapper was presented with Chicago's ‘Outstanding Youth of the Year Award’ by ‘Mayor Outstanding Youth.’. [14][15] Bennett personally met President Obama in his youth and discussed his aspirations to be a rapper, to which Obama responded with "word". [137] Bennett met with President Obama at the White House on April 16, 2016, to discuss My Brother's Keeper Challenge, an initiative of the United States Federal Government to promote intervention by civic leaders in the lives of young men of color to address their unique challenges and to promote racial justice, with other musicians, including Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe, J. Cole, and others. [71][72] Bennett was also featured on a track titled "Need To Know" on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's album This Unruly Mess I've Made. Gambino – aka the actor Donald Glover – invited Chance to open for him on his next tour. Bennett is a devout Christian and often refers to Christ in his songs. [7] He is also involved in social activism in the Chicago community where he resides. [76] The mixtape was met with widespread acclaim from music critics, and on review aggregator site Metacritic, received an average score of 89, based on 21 critics, which indicates "universal acclaim". [144] During the 2016 Presidential election, Bennett said he was not scared of a Trump presidency. In April 2012, Bennett released his mixtape to an overwhelming response. [55][56][57] On May 5, 2014, XXL revealed Bennett was included in their annual freshman class, alongside fellow up-and-comers Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Troy Ave, Kevin Gates, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor, Lil Durk and Jarren Benton. [62][63] Along with boxer Mike Tyson, Bennett worked with Madonna to write and feature on the track "Iconic" released that same month. The poem, entitled "The Other Side", was crafted on his ride from his hotel, in Washington D.C., to the NPR music offices and was written with black marker on typing paper. [61] In March 2015, Bennett released a short film called Mr. Birthplace Chicago, IL . Libra Named Logan #9. Fiercely independent and articulate, he’s found a way to please both the backpacker fans and a much wider audience through savvy collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne and Kanye West. [185][186], Bennett spends much of his free time with his daughter, and frequently takes her on outings. The mixtape was commercially successful and critically lauded.