Viola Davis, Leslie Jones and Donald Glover were among the figures on Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2017 list. His blurb was written by fellow Chicagoan and rapper Common, who shared a story about calling Chance as a child.
For example, Chance The Rapper was selected, and Common recalled hearing about him through his grandmother's friend. "'I want you to give him some words of encouragement..." 'He wants to be a rapper.' She gave me his number, and I left him a message. "'You won't remember this...but you called me when I was a kid'". "Then I forgot all about it".
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It wasn't until years later, when Common's teenage daughter played him a new mixtape from an artist named Chance the Rapper, that he put two and two together. And when I first met him, I realized that he knew me too.
Chance recently turned 24 and has made himself one of the biggest names in hip-hop since that fateful phone call. "Chance upends expectations about what artists, especially hip-hop artists, can do". He makes music from an unapologetically inspiring and Christian perspective - music that transcends age, race and gender. He gives back to the Chicago community. And he does it all as an independent artist, without the support of a label.
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The rapper Common revealed that he had once called Chance the Rapper to encourage him to pursue his dream.
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