If there are names causing ripples in the world of music right now internationally, then Chance The Rapper has to be top of the list. It’s just the other day when this guy clinched a record three awards in the Grammys. Chance beat top renowned artistes like Kanye West and Drake to take home award for the Best Rap Album. Then a few days later, he turned down a reported $10 million to be signed.
Well, the latest from this talented rapper that has sent tongues wagging is his staggering $1 million donation to public schools in Chicago. This is days after he met Republican governor of mayor to discuss matters that were ailing some of the schools in the region. Chance however was not satisfied with the governor’s answers regarding his queries and he felt that he (the governor) was not committed. ““The governor gave me a lot of vague answers and since has called me over the weekend,” he said at a press conference at Westcott Elementary School.
He then announced that his donation of a million dollars had been made possible by ticket sales for his forthcoming tour. “Our kids should not be held hostage because of political positioning,” he added. This move must have impressed former first lady of the US Michelle Obama who took to twitter to show her appreciation at what Chance was doing.
Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2017