Chance the Rapper blew up on the hip hop scene this year. He has been featured on songs by Childish Gambino, Lil Wayne and many other artists. Chance started making music in high school as a freshman but wouldn't get exposure until his senior year. After getting suspended for ten days, Chance decided to use that as motivation. He released his 10 day mixtape and it got great feedback. This was the beginning of a great journey for Chance.
The Chicago music scene's presence in hip hop is huge. You have one of the biggest artists in hip hop from Chicago , Kanye West. Lupe Fiasco, Common and Chief Keef are just a few of the many rappers from Chicago. Chance says that he was influenced by Kanye West and you can tell by listening to Chance's music. His songs are also soulful and Chance does sing at times.
When Acip Rap came out, that was when everyone noticed Chance. His second mixtape also got amazing feedback and was even nominated for the best mixtape of the year by BET. Songs like Juice consist of Chance rapping fast and witty where as he goes a whole different direction on Everybody's Something. This mixtape sounds more like an album because it is very consistent. You don't get that a lot and especially not from a young rapper. Chance is more mature than his age suggests.
Chicago is always on the news for murders and crimes. Chance addresses these topics on his songs and the message is clear. Chicago is going through troubling times and Chance wants to do something about it. He is one of the many rappers that want to use their influence to make things right.
Chance has what it takes to make it in hip hop and we have seen that this year. When you watch Chance perform, you will notice how humble he is. He has all the qualities to become a great hip hop artist in the near future.