Chance Gets A Shout Out From POTUS 44, After Giving Away 30,000 Backpacks – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire Chance The Rapper is making officials in Chicago look pretty bad. The young rapper is making some major changes in his hometown, by doing something really simple...giving back. Though giving back, isn't nothing new for Chance, the rapper is starting to catch national attention for his good deeds. The world took notice last year during the 2016 presidential election, where Chance performed a free concert, and led a parade of hundreds of first-times voters down to early vote. The rapper single-handedly broke a city record set in 2008, by raising voter registration by 24% according to Cook County officials.
This year after city officials refused to put badly needed funds back into their struggling public school system, Chance gave a million dollars of his own money. He didn't stop there. The Coloring Book rapper's non-profit organization (New Chance: Arts & Literature) pledged that for every $100,000 raised by CPS, he'd give 10K to help various schools throughout the city from here on out.
Now he's at it again! According to TheBoomBox, the Chicago MC performed a free concert, at a huge back to school bash for his hometown youth. While riding in the cities annual Bud Billiken Parade, which is the largest African-American parade in the country celebrating back the school, Chance passed out 30,000 booksacks. These days Chance is living life along the faithful servant parable, lines of "much will be required of the person to whom much is given." An that's alright with me. In fact, he's being admired by Chicago's most famous couple, the Obama's. First the former First Lady surprised him at the 2017 BET Awards....
Now POTUS 44, is sending him a shoutout! President Barack Obama is very proud of his young friend. Peep what he had to say below:
Wow! We love you Obama! Go Chance! Keep up the good works, I know God is happy with you. For more on entertainment, get the daily scoop every weekday with Tha Wire on The People's Station 107 Jamz.