Chance the Rapper Says #StayWokeAndVote
Chancelor Bennett, known to the world as Chance the Rapper, is a beast on the mic, but he’s also concerned about his community. The Chicago emcee has been very critical of his hometown mayor (who just happens to work with his dad), and has also been an outspoken advocate for Black lives. Now, the ChiTown resident hopes to use his platform to encourage young people to vote in November.
Over on Twitter, Chance announced that he was partnering with the NAACP to register voters during stops on his Magnificent Coloring world tour.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 14, 2016
The NAACP offered more information about the initiative:
Teams of volunteers with the civil rights organization’s Youth & College Division will be on hand at the ground-breaking artist’s performances across the country as part of the Magnificent Coloring World Tour . Volunteer NAACP youth members will be available to help first-time voters register and vote in the Nov. 8th election.
“Chance the Rapper is an artist whose music praises and lifts up our common humanity, and whose call for action speaks to the yearning of this moment,” said Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP. “This year, more than it has in a generation, we must use the power of our voices and our votes and exercise our sacred right to vote.”
A native of Chicago, Chancellor Bennett has emerged as a brilliant performer who has united artists through poetry and soul. Outside the studio, the self-made artist has united a collective of Hip-Hop’s stars to create his latest album, Coloring Book.
“Voting and becoming knowledgeable about this year’s upcoming presidential election is imperative. With a great deal of help from the NAACP, I have been able to provide this awesome opportunity for people to sign up and make the pledge to vote at a few of my upcoming shows,” Bennett said. “This is super important to me because I want my fans to know that their voices matter and that their vote counts now more than ever.”