Chance the Rapper has solidified his spot at the round table of the modern day music industry. The 24-year-old independent artist has catapulted himself to the top of the music industry with his unique hip-hop hybrid sound. In 2017 alone, he won Grammy’s for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. Combine that with several NAACP and BET Humanitarian awards, he’s long past the days of being trapped in the shadow of Kanye West.
The Grammy winning artist performed a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR with the help of some background singers and basic instruments. Chance enlightened the crowd with a live performance of his hit song “Juke Jam” off his Grammy Winning Mixtape Coloring Book. He took his spontaneous creativity to the next level when he recited a poem that he wrote en route to the performance that day. After showcasing his one of a kind talent, he paid homage to Stevie Wonder’s famous track “They Won’t Go When I Go.” The serenity of Chance’s voice laced with the simplicity of the performance left the audience captivated. Who knows what Chance will do next.