Chance the Rapper Donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

Have I told yinz how big of a Chance fan I am?  He continues to spread positivity through his lyrics and more importantly through his actions.  His biggest one yet?

**donating $1M to chicago public schools**

It is so refreshing to see someone with power and a voice do good and actually DO.  Not just talk about it.  He announced the donation during a press conference that was streamed live at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary in Chicago.  Below is what he said regarding the generous act.

“Today, I am proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS,” he said. “This donation was made possible by my fans, through ticket sales for my upcoming tour and an unprecedented coordination from Live Nation, AEG, and Ticketmaster, competing corporations who were able to band together — also with independent promoters and venues across the country — to use funds from ticket sales to donate to CPS…I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds.”

As if this isn’t major enough, Chance also said that his foundation, Social Works, will donate $10,000 to a specific public school for every $100,000 that’s raised.  This will begin with Oliver S. Westcott Elementary.

The love that Chance has for his Chicago hometown and those still residing there, especially the youth, is truly heartwarming.  He met with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday to begin the discussion on public school funding.  Post-meeting, Chance wasn’t too happy with the outcome, saying the Governor’s answers were vague.  Well, hopefully this $1M donation will be a wake-up call to those higher-ups in Chicago that Chance means business.

Featured image credit: Sean Lewis


MIXTAPE: Jeremih & Chance the Rapper – “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama”

I’m back, and I’m better.  That’s just a song lyric, yinz, so don’t worry.  But really, I’m back.  Sort of.  I haven’t posted in EONS, and I want to recap a bunch of things I’ve done over the last month or two but come on… how can I not post about a new and surprise mixtape from Chance and Jeremih?  What a great combo!

I’m about to listen for the first time so you should too.  My thoughts to follow post-listen!


I really enjoyed this project!  It was short, simple, and perfect to kick off the holidays.  Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if I find myself listening to this throughout the year.  Great job done by Chance and Jeremih.  What are your favorite tracks?

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Weekly Wrap-Up / Late Night

Okay well what new music did I miss this week besides everything?  Honest even.

Let’s do a quick recap:

Chance the Rapper | Coloring Book  The Chi-Town native released his highly-anticipated album Coloring Book with features from Future, 2 Chainz, the Biebs, Jeremih, Lil Yachty, and more.  I listened to it last night, just a few hours after it dropped, and I really liked it.  I have to admit that I couldn’t even tell you the name of Chance’s last album title but with the hype surrounding Coloring Book, I had to give it a listen.  I was not disappointed.  That first track with the Ye feature.  Chi-Town repping!  Amaze.

Coloring Book

It debuted on Apple Music – yinz should really invest in that streaming service – and I once again attempted to embed the code into WP for you to listen, but the music isn’t showing when I hit ‘preview’!  It shows in this current draft version.  What good does that do?  Anyway, head on over to Rap-Up to stream Coloring Book.

Post Malone | August 26  Okay, now this is another project I personally wasn’t anticipating that much but gave it a listen on my way to work this morning, and I REALLY enjoyed it.  The tape includes features from 2 Chainz, Lil Yachty, Jeremih, and more.  Pause.  These freaking people were on Chance’s album.  Were they all in the same city at the same time recording both projects?  Was this just by chance (the rapper)?  This and Coloring Book also dropped the same night.  Mind.  Blown.

August 26

He still hasn’t released his debut album or even a date yet, although many speculate the title of this mixtape is the drop date, we don’t have any confirmed details just yet!  But anyways definitely stream Post Malone’s mixtape on here.

Now just going to throw some heat your way:

ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West – ‘That Part’

That Part

Listen here!  Just a heads-up, Kanye’s verse is a bit over the top, per usual.

Wiz Khalifa x Juicy J – All Night

All Night

We back with that #californyinz sound.  This is a NSFW song so please don’t listen at work or around your parents.  It bangs though!

Alright, I’m a few glasses of wine deep on this Friday night, so let me wrap this up, publish, and probably go to bed.

Happy Friday (and Saturday, East Coast), yinz!

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