Chancelor Johnathan Bennett a.k.a. Chance the Rapper has donated $1 million to Chicago’s public school system to support the arts and after-school programming. In a news conference at Westcott Elementary School blocks away from where he grew up, he stated:
“I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds. I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences that include the arts.”
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Chance the Rapper is an independent artist who has turned down multi-million dollar deals to remain independent and control his product. He is the recipient of three Grammy’s for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album.
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Everyone And Their Mama Was Proud Of Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Victories
Chance The Rapper was the real MVP of the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday.
He took home the awards for best new artist, rap album and rap performance.
For an independent artist to be nominated for the first time, for eight total awards, to beat out artists like Drake and Kanye West, it’s a pretty big deal for the culture.
Congrats to the Grammy Award-winning Chance The Rapper.