Chance The Rapper has thrown his customary “3” hat into the political sphere in times past and now the hometown hero is putting his support behind a mayoral candidate in Chicago‘s stacked race. Chano endorses current Austin Chamber of Commerce director Amara Enyia for the mayor’s seat.
Earlier this week, Chance appeared with Enyia at a press conference, putting his star power to positive use but Enyia will have to contend with over a dozen other candidates, some of whom have deep ties to Chicago’s political scene. In a report from WLS, Chance hopes that his endorsement will bring people out at the polls in support of Enyia.
“I would like to say, very narcissistically, if I back you, you have a chance, absolutely,” Chance said. “I want to work with somebody that’s about change…the one person, in my research, of this wide open race that’s views align with me would obviously be candidate Amara Enyia.”
Chance said too many people don’t vote for who they think they should, but instead who they think could win.
“Chance and I, as evidenced by his work, and my work in the city of Chicago, have a shared vision for this city,” Enyia said. “Today’s announcement is just the beginning. This is not your typical flash of the pan endorsement. Today represents a commitment.”
The election doesn’t take place until Feb. 2019, and the filing deadline for candidates to get onto the ballot is on Nov. 26 of this year.
When Chance the Rapper revealed an event for a mayoral announcement in Chicago many immediately looked toward a declaration that he would run for mayor. Instead, Chance revealed that he is endorsing Amara Enyia.
Enyia is the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and was on hand with Chance at City Hall to accept the endorsement. Online, Amara’s stance reads as wanting to further the city under the belief of “All people. All Voices. One City.”
“Right now, Chicago exists as two cities – one in which families are being displaced from the neighborhoods they have called home for generations, community schools are under-resourced and shuttered, leaving some families with few, if any, quality school options,” Enyia shares in an online statement.
View moments from inside Chicago’s City Hall and the tweet announcement from chance below.
Chance the Rapper endorses Amara Enyia for Chicago mayor: “I want to work with somebody that’s about change, somebody that’s about our community, somebody that’s about equity, somebody that’s about fairness” https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5pic.twitter.com/r8wkHnYkU1
Chance The Rapper continues to use his blessings to give back to his community. Today (Oct. 15), the Chicago rapper appeared in a hilarious video as the lead of Lyft’s new Undercover Lyft battle, or, in other words a fundraiser to raise money for Chicago Public Schools.
For the video, Chano, who gave $1 million to Chicago Public Schools a year ago, drives some clueless Lyft travelers as he presents some healthy casual conversation and prods his genuine personality. While a few people get on, the larger part are left with the feeling that “John” is only a joyful driver.
One passenger eventually caught on and after giving a shocked expression he asked, “Do you know who you are?”
From that point, we see Chance driving about in Chicago giving us insight about his personality. At a certain point, he even uses one of his verses to do so.
“I’m only 25, but I bet I get a statue in my hometown when I die,” Chance casually tells a passenger, referencing his song “I Might Need Security.” When she asks him what the statue would be for, he says, “For this driving.” Got ’em.
The Undercover Lyft campaign promotes the driving service’s Round Up and Donate feature, which enables travelers to give to give donations. If passengers want to donate to the CPS, they can do so by selecting the New Chance Fund—which is a fund Chance The Rapper created to help support Chicago Public Schools—in the “cause” section of Lyft’s Round Up & Donate section.
Source: Mayweather vs McGregor Pre-Event VIP Party Red Carpet at T-Mobile Arena Featuring: Chance The Rapper Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States When: 26 Aug 2017 Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com
Imagine if you get picked up by Lyft and the driver is Chance The Rapper. Such was the case when the Chicago MC got behind the wheel as “John” and spoke to riders about his love of music, taking chances and charity.
Some passengers picked up who they were riding with right away, but most, not at all.
The deception was for the worthiest of causes. If you use Round Up in the Lyft app the donated proceeds go to Chance’s the New Chance Fund which in turn supports Chicago Public Schools. And it’s legit, having recently announced they were blessing schools with even more money specifically for mental health services.
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“When I got proposed me and my girl never got a chance to have a quiet moment or have any real discussion on how we wanted to announce it to the world or if we would announce it to the world. How much we wanted the world to be in this, but because of how much accessibility publications have to my life through my friends Instagram and our stuff was out there immediately. Before I could even get up and make a toast it was already up on The Shade Room and everything.” (Windy City Live)
Kanye West was spotted out in the Chicago streets hanging out with a group of all-stars called Toddlers in where Chance the Rapper calls them who features Chance’s daughter, Kensli and Ye’s son, Saint. They were spotted in Sugar Factory and Ye was being captured dancing in a private booth for an audience while the music is playing in the background.
Kanye was on the table and was close to catching himself on fire when he became a little to close to the sparkler.
When words got out that Kanye West was returning to Chicago many were under the belief we would soon get a collab album with Chance the Rapper. In fact, Ye stated he and Chicago’s saint would be working on Good Ass Job. Turns out, they haven’t even started. Chano visited The Joe Budden Podcast, which was released on Saturday, and he revealed that it has yet to even get underway.
“The project is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I don’t think it’s Kanye’s thing, he’s about to drop Yandhi. There’s no doing it, the project hasn’t started yet,” Chance told Joe and his cohosts Rory and Mal.
Yandhi is the project that was supposed to drop the same day as Tha Carter V, but Ye pushed it back out of respect. Kim Kardashian then revealed it won’t be heard until Black Friday.
While Chance was with Hip-Hop’s favorite podcast, he did explain how the album’s idea came about. He met Kanye on the festival circuit and told him at that time he wanted to work on the project, Kanye agreed but it is not the focus of the G.O.O.D. Music leader at the moment.
On The Joe Budden Podcast, Chance and the crew did discuss other topics revolving around Chance including his upcoming wedding, being a father, some amazing sales figures for merch, his claim to be independent and much more. You can hear it all below.
Is there a method to Kanye West’s MAGA madness? According to Chance The Rapper there definitely is a reason why his fellow Chicago brethren is spewing nonsense lately.
On the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, Chance spoke about West and his recent behavior. He revealed to Budden and his co-hosts that he believes Kanye is just wearing a MAGA hat and saying ridiculous things for attention and that he thinks about how people will react to him after his actions.
“I think Kanye has said it before, but I think he thinks like for every move, at least for the past few albums, he thinks about himself like 300 years in the future and how people will read things.”
“I think he does a lot of stuff for the attention of the masses,” Chance continued, “to get that stuff documented and made into history. But I think also a lot of times, the attention that he may be seeking is at the immediate detriment of some people that may need that attention more.”
Right? So, in essence, this all pre-calculated and not due to Kanye needing help? Chance’s reply about Kanye was very safe, also keep in mind the two artists are working on collaborative effort titled Good Ass Music that he revealed is nowhere near completion by the way.
Kanye’s trolling of us has stopped since he deleted both his Instagram and Twitter accounts but since Chance seems to be the resident Kanye whisperer maybe he can really help save the rapper from the sunken place. Kanye is still canceled in these parts by the way . Do you agree with Chance’s assessment of Kanye? Or is Kanye just gone? Let us know how you feel.
Chicago’s Chance The Rapper doesn’t want any smoke with the 6 God. The hip-hop star discusses his feelings about lyrical emcees not standing a chance when it comes to battling OVO Sound boss Drake.
In a new chat with Spotify personality Joe Budden, Chance acknowledged the former Slaughterhouse member’s short-lived battle with Drizzy not going his way.
“You wanted me to come out and make a diss record about Drake? You wanted me to come out and say, ‘Yo Kanye’s my man.’ I saw what it feels like to still be a good lyricist and rap at Drake and nobody care. Especially not Drake. Because you did it before. So I was like – in all honesty, I would never diss Drake.” (Joe Budden Podcast)
“He said what he said, I said what I said, now it’s done. It stayed how it was supposed to stay, just words,” grins Pusha. “It was definitely good for hip-hop. What has been more energetic than this?” On Drake’s new album, Scorpion, he addresses Pusha’s revelations about his child with the lyrics: “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid.” Will he give it a listen? “Hell yeah! I gotta have something to compare Daytona to, don’t I?” he says. (The Guardian)
“Pusha-T was dead in pocket with that because he offered information to the public before, that they didn’t know was real. When that happens, they go, ‘Wait.’ They heard the line, ‘That was true?’ They go, ‘Oh sh*t.’ It’s really, people’s interest in Drake is what made the line so good. It became has important as he was to the actual culture because these are true statements. Then you’re going, from Drake’s space, he can make a song that sounds like God wrote it right now and they’re gonna listen to it and be like, ‘That’s cool.'” (Whoolywood Shuffle)
In June, Drake’s mom applauded her mini-me for being the bigger man and not responding to Pusha’s “Story of Adidon” diss record.
“Sure do,” Sandi said when asked if the rap feuds should end. “They’re too grown up for that. I believe he always makes the best decisions in the end.” (TMZ)
He also announced plans to give $100,000 to 20 additional Chicago Public Schools.
Running in to raucous applause, Chance the Rapper took the stage in front of Chicago Public Schools educators, principals, health care experts and the world on his Twitter page with a major announcement for the city.
“I’m proud to announce I am pledging $1 million to mental health services in Chicago,” Chance said to rousing applause and screams of joy.
The new initiative by Chance called “My State of Mind” aims at creating a go-to, modern resource for Chicagoans to learn about and access mental health services.
The funds will be provided via Chance’s non-profit, SocialWorks, which reportedly has the backing of Tracee Ellis Ross, Chadwick Boseman and Oprah WInfrey.