Chance The Rapper, Bud Billiken Parade

Chance the Rapper to give away 30,000 backpacks at Bud Billiken Parade

The Bud Billiken Parade is a major part of every Chicago summer. Once a year, one of the busiest streets that stretches across the city’s South Side is shut down for 16 blocks for the largest Black parade in the country.

Everyone from current, former and future presidents, celebrities, and athletes have attended the parade, and a privileged few have been granted the honor of being Grand Marshal. This year, the honor has been passed on to hometown hero, Chance the Rapper. 

Chance The Rapper, Bud Billiken Parade

Chance the Rapper wins BET’s Humanitarian Award at just 24

The wins just keep coming for Chance the Rapper. The Chicago artist’s career continues to grow, he’s earning more clout as a moving force in a changing musical landscape and his work in social justice is continuing to flourish.

On Sunday, Chance was the recipient of BET’s Humanitarian Award, as well as a couple of other surprises. One of which was a video recorded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, congratulating him on all of his success. 

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Chance the Rapper Announces Arts and Literature Fund For Chicago Schools

As if his initial $1 million donation to Chicago Public Schools wasn’t already more than enough, Chance the Rapper continues to outdo himself. The Chicago rapper held a second press conference last week to announce some major news. First, the Chicago Bulls organization would be matching his initial donation. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, he announced the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, according to The Chicago Sun-Times.

Chance the Rapper Hopes Trump Doesn’t Mean What We All Think He Does About Chicago

Chance the Rapper recently sat down with ESPN’s The Undefeated for a joint interview with Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler. The two talked about the city and how they’re each leaving their own legacies, one being a hometown kid who just won three Grammys, the other being the centerpiece of an historic basketball franchise.

During part of the discussion, Chance responded to President Donald Trump’s vague threats to “send in the feds” if Chicago’s gun violence wasn’t curbed. As a native of the city’s South Side, the rapper had some interesting insight. 

Taylor Bennett Comes Out As Bisexual, Gets Support From Big Brother Chance the Rapper

Hip-hop culture isn’t necessarily known for being the most welcoming community when it comes to a number of issues. Non-heterosexuality is, perhaps, at the top of the list behind women’s rights.

This history is exactly why it was inspiring when Taylor Bennett took the time to come out and tell the world he identifies as bisexual the day before his 21st birthday.