Chance The Rapper
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Chance the Rapper has been growing as a public figure in rap since the early 2010s. Early in his career, Chance joined a collective of Chicago rappers, including Vic Mensa, who called themselves Savemoney. Following a high school suspension for smoking weed, Chance dropped his mixtape 10 Day, detailing the chronicles of his break from school and his adolescent life. His next mixtape Acid Rap, which featured Childish Gambino, Vic Mensa, and Noname, turned him from Chicago standout to a nationwide phenomenon. As Acid Rap blew up—later becoming one of the best mixtapes of the decade—Chance denied multiple record deals to remain independent. After the success of Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper, Donny Trumpet, and The Social Experiment went on to release Surf, which was known for its heavy orchestral instrumentation and star-studded tracklist. The next summer, he released his Grammy-winning project, Coloring Book. An undeniable force, Chance announced and eventually released another project a few years later called The Big Day, an album dedicated to the joy he felt on his wedding day. As Chance fans through his life as a husband and father to daughter Kensli, The Big Day is filled with 22 tracks of positivity, providing a feeling you’ll likely get on any Chance project.