Today it was officially announced via Verge Campus that Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper will embark on a college tour this upcoming fall–and Skidmore College is one of the stops on the tour! Pop/R&B act Sweater Beats and music/art project Young & Sick are also on this tour, but let’s be real, having Chance perform is what we really care about. Last year we had the privilege of seeing Danny Brown and Action Bronson, SEC’s largest selling Big Show to date, so it’s no surprise why they opted for a kindred up-and-coming wordsmith. Chance is known to be high-energy, running across stages, bouncing to his soulful, vibe-heavy production and quick-witted word play.
Chance, born Chancelor Bennett, has really exploded in the music scene since his latest, Acid Rap, was released last July. He dropped it as a free download (available here), and it garnered high acclaim and established Chance as a major name in the music industry. The album was nominated for Best Mixtape of 2013 at the BET Hip Hop Awards, so you know it’s the real deal. It even got on major “best album” lists from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR, and Pitchfork. Pitchfork! That’s how you really know that Skidmore hit the big time with this guy. He’s certainly a budding talent in the hip-hop world with a proper debut full-length on the horizon.
The concert will be at the Williamson Sports Center on October 11th. We will update when tickets become available.
If you’re unfamiliar with this name, (which is impossible if you have internet), I hope you’ll at least vaguely recognize this particular song from that one time your friend played this for you and you were like, “Shit, is that actually Twista?”
Oh, and did we mention he has a cover of the Arthur theme song? Put that in your nostalgic ’90s pipe and smoke it.
Oh, and did we mention that Malia Obama is a fan?