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Chance The Rapper - Overview

Date of Birth: Apr 16, 1993    
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: United States
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Midwestern hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper earned critical praise and considerable sales without releasing a proper album, thanks in part to the positive response for his three mixtapes, including 10 Day (2012) and Coloring Book (2016). Born Chancelor Bennett on April 16, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the eldest son of Ken Williams-Bennett, who worked with many of the city's major political figures, including Barack Obama during his senatorial duties and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chance Bennett began performing hip-hop in a duo with a friend while attending Jones College Pre High School, from which he was suspended for marijuana possession in 2011; he used the ten days' punishment to record his first mixtape, appropriately titled 10 Day. He issued the first single, "Windows," at the end of the year, and spent the majority of 2012 reworking the material for a complete online release in 2012. Word of mouth about Bennett's lyrical talent and gift for blending soul and jazz into his tracks soon generated positive response from publications like Forbes magazine, which i... Read More
2016
His third mixtape, Coloring Book, helped to change Recording Academy rules about streaming-only albums and eligibility for Grammy Awards
2016
Third mixtape, Coloring Book, helped to chance Recording Academy rules about streaming-only albums and eligibility for Grammy Awards.
2015
As part of The Social Experiment, released album Surf
2013
Second mixtape, Acid Rap, is downloaded over 1 million times
2013
His second mixtape, Acid Rap, was downloaded over one million times
2011
Issued first mixtape, 10 Day
2011
Issued his first mixtape, 10 Day


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