Chance The Rapper – Live In Singapore
LAMC Productions is excited to announce that Grammy-Award winning Chicago Rap prodigy, CHANCE THE RAPPER, will perform in Singapore for the FIRST time on Saturday, 25 August, 2018 at ZEPP@BIGBOX Singapore!
Chance the Rapper is one of the biggest breakout stars of the past few years, achieving fame and success in an unorthodox way — by avoiding the major labels that want to sign him. His 2016 mixtape, Coloring Book earned him three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album. Coloring Bookbecame the first streaming-only album to receive a nomination for, and win, a Grammy.
Fiercely independent and articulate, he’s found a way to please both the backpacker fans and a much wider audience through savvy collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne and Kanye West. He’s also politically active, and a recent act of philanthropy, which saw him donate $1 million to Chicago public schools, even had fellow Chicagoan Michelle Obama tweeting her praise for him: “Thanks for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education.”
Born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, he begin recording his first solo mixtape, 10 Day, in his senior year at Jones College Prep High School. A 14-track project that included work with a future frequent collaborator Vic Mensa, and production from Flying Lotus, it was released as a free download on mixtape website DatPiff. Chance had already come to the attention of Complex magazine, which featured him in its “10 new Chicago Rappers to watch out for” feature in February 2012, noting that “Chance has one of the more distinct flows and voices of any new artist in the game.”
A hook-up with Childish Gambino for the track “They Don’t Like Me” on his Royalty mixtape in 2012 opened up another door. Gambino – aka the actor Donald Glover – invited Chance to open for him on his next tour. Chance was already recording his second mixtape, Acid Rap, the release that would really push him to the next level. Released again as a free download on April 30, 2013, it featured tracks with Twista and Gambino, and almost drowned in critical praise. Spin claimed that “Chance is a wide-eyed talent figuring out the world one deeply felt rap song at a time,” while the Chicago Tribune saw Acid Rap as “a springboard for his versatility as an MC, thinker, improviser and surrealist. Little wonder he’s being pursued by a gaggle of record-company suitors.”
Coloring Book, the third free mixtape from Chance, dropped in May 2016. Again, an eclectic range of guests accompanied him — among them Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, T-Pain and Justin Bieber. The single “No Problem” was an instant hit. The album became the first ever to chart on the Billboard 200 just from streaming, receiving 57.3 million in its first week alone. Entertainment Weekly thought it had sequencing issues, but raved about the creativity on display, concluding that Coloring Book “affirms Chance’s place as one of hip-hop’s most promising — and most uplifting — young stars.” Blending soul, gospel, hip hop and the music of Social Experiment, it was a favorite in best-of-year polls and with other artists. Mac Miller tweeted that it was “very very very very good. I like music that makes me feel things might just be alright.” The industry agreed, with Chance winning three Grammy awards in 2017.