Chance the Rapper is making a name for himself in the music industry! Not only does the artist already have an established career, but Kanye West also called him the ‘future of rap!’ We’ve got the top 5 things you need to know about this heavy-hitting lyricist, here!
Chance the Rapper, 23, caught everyone’s attention on the white carpet at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28. The hip-hop artist is as unique as they come, with influential lyrics and chart-topping singles — but that’s just scratching the surface on the star who was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video. We’re spilling all the tea on why Chance is a name you’ll want to remember.
1.) Chance the Rapper competed against major stars for Best Hip-Hop Video.
The Chicago-native proved he’s got major talent, considering he was nominated for the honor alongside Desiigner, Bryson Tiller, 2 Chainz and Drake! Even though Drizzy took home the win for “Hotline Bling,” Chance should be feelin’ super proud of himself for even being in the roster!
2.) He’s got the support of Kanye West. Enough said.
Kanye’s helped elevate the career of several musicians, including his original protegé Big Sean. So of course, when the “Fade” lyricist called Chance “the future of rap,” that’s a HUGE deal. We’re sure the up-and-comer is going to have the brightest future with Yeezy in his court!
3.) Chance is NO flash in the pan as he’s already worked with A-list artists.
He’s got songs with Ty Dolla Sign, Justin Bieber, Young Thug and more. His latest star-studded tracks are featured on his mixtape Coloring Book which was released on May 12.
4.) The “No Problem” rapper has even met Barack Obama.
Chance met with the POTUS at the White House on April 16, 2016, to discuss “My Brother’s Keeper Challenge.” He helped draw attention to a movement promoting racial justice alongside Alicia Keys, Busta Rhymes, Janelle Monáe and J. Cole. So cool!
5.) Chance is also a doting daddy!
His girlfriend Kirsten gave birth to their daughter Kinsley in Sept. 2015. So cute! He’s been dating his sweetheart since 2013, so he was thrilled to make the announcement that they were expecting last July. We bet Kirsten and Kinsley are so proud of his major accomplishments!
HollywoodLifers, what’s YOUR favorite fact about Chance the Rapper?! Let us know!