Chance the Rapper is Among TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People of 2017’
Chance one of the most influential people of 2017.
This has definitely been a big year in music for Chance the Rapper; in addition to the contributions he’s already made to various charities, last week for his birthday, Chance raised $100k for the Chicago Public school system and last month he donated $1 million dollars. So, it is no surprise that Time would put Chance on their list. Very well deserved!
Common wrote tribute to Chance the Rapper in Time’s, ‘100 Most Influential People of 2017’ list. In the tribute, Common talks about how he encouraged Chano as a kid to rap.
“Years ago, my grandmother asked me to call her friend’s grandson. ‘I want you to give him some words of encouragement,’ she said. ‘He wants to be a rapper,’” he writes. “She gave me his number and I left him a message. I told him to keep following his dreams. Then I forgot all about it.” We can’t thank Common enough for making that call! Congrats to Chano and everybody else who made the list.
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