You know him as Lil Chano or Chance the Rapper, but Chancelor Johnathan Bennett is perhaps the hottest independent artist the rap game has ever seen. Proud to rep Chicago, Chance has become more than just a lyricist- he’s become a political icon, the face of philanthropy and hope, along with Apple Music brand icon. With style and a few hip hop jewelry pieces as smooth as his flow, Chance has is one of the few rappers right now with unkillable enthusiasm and a swagger all his own.
After getting suspended for 10 days during his senior year in highschool, Chano hatched “10 Day,” which caught the eye of none other than Childish Gambino, but it wasn’t really until his second mixtape “Acid Rap” that Chance gained true notoriety. Featuring names like Ab-Soul, Vic Mensa, Action Bronson and more, Acid Rap’s playful lyricism was critically acclaimed, as was Chance’s 2016 “Coloring Book” mixtape.
Chance the Rapper is a standout, a trend setter, but he’s also taken steps to ensure he’s grounded- this reflects in every aspect of his life, including his style. You know who chance is by his Grammy’s and accolades, the man has no need for mega bling bling jewelry bracelets or iced out jewelry grillz. If you are looking to cop his style however, Hip Hop Bling can help- Chance rolls in smooth iced out jewelry earrings diamond studs and the occasional hip hop jewelry pendant. Letting his work speak for itself, the man draws eyes to him rather than relying on flash to do the job.
As a favorite of former President Barrack Obama, Chance has performed at the White House on several occasions, and has made it his mission to give back to the Chicago city that gave so much to him by fostering philanthropic initiatives ranging from school funding to civic engagement through his SocialWorks charity.
Chance has been killing it with collabs- between 2 Chainz, Quavo, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled and more, there’s no stopping Lil Chano from attaining anything he sets out to do. With multiple high profile interviews and awards under his belt, we’re just looking out for what Chance puts out next.
Chance the Rapper Discography:
- 10 day (2012)
- Acid Rap (2013)
- Coloring Book (2016)