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Chance The Rapper Mural Pops Up in Los Angeles

Chicago native Jake Mertens wanted to celebrate Chance The Rapper’s Grammy victories in a special way. The artist, who is now based in Los Angeles, created a mural of Chance in a honor of the MC’s big night at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

“Born and raised in Chicago, I have a lot of hometown pride,” Mertens said. “Seeing Chance and his team grow over the last few years has been an inspiration as an artist and Chicagoan. They have acted as a catalyst for a lot of change so far in the music industry, but also in our hometown. I can only see it keep coming. I wanted to commemorate their historic win, particularly in the city where the Grammys were held so that Los Angeles, but really the hub-of-entertainment Hollywood, is force-fed Chance a little more.”

The mural, which took 10 to 12 hours to make, is located on Melrose Avenue. Fans can find more of Mertens’ work on his Instagram or official website.

Mertens does not know if Chance has seen the mural yet, but confirmed that Chance’s manager Pat Corcoran has. The Chicago MC may not have had the opportunity to see it during this busy week, which saw him announce a new tour. Check out all of the dates for the “No Problem” rapper’s upcoming tour below.

April 24 — San Diego, Calif. — Valley View
April 26 — Oakland, Calif. — Oracle Arena
April 27 — Sacramento, Calif. — Golden 1 Center
April 29 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Maverik
April 30 — Boise, Idaho — Idaho Center
May 2 — Denver, Colo. — Red Rocks
May 5 — Dallas, Texas — JMBLYA
May 6 — Austin, Texas — JMBLYA
May 7 — Houston, Texas — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
May 9 — Tulsa, Okla. — Bok Center
May 10 — Omaha, Neb. — CenturyLink Center Omaha
May 12 — St. Paul, Min. — Xcel Energy Center
May 13 — Kansas City, Kan. — Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
May 14 — St. Louis, Mo. — Scottrade Center
May 16 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
May 18 — Detroit, Mich — The Palace in Auburn Hills
May 19 — Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center
May 20 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — PPG Paints Arena
May 21 — Gulf Shores, Al. — Hangout Festival
May 24 — Toronto, Ont. — Budweiser Stage
May 25 — Montreal, Queb. — Bell Centre
May 26 — Boston, Mass. — Boston Calling
May 28 — Seattle, Wash. — Sasquatch
May 31 — Buffalo, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 2 — New York, N.Y. — Governor’s Ball
June 3 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
June 4 — Washington, D.C. — Jiffy Lube Live
June 6 — Baltimore, Md. — Royal Farms Arena
June 7 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum Complex
June 8 — Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavillion
June 10 — Manchester, Tenn. — Bonnaroo
June 11 — Atlanta, Ga. — Lakewood Amphitheater
June 13 — Miami, Fla. — American Airlines Arena
June 14 — Tampa, Fla. — Amalie Arena
June 16 — Eau Claire, Wis. — Eaux Claires Festival
June 17 — Dover, Del. — Firefly Music Festival
Oct. 3 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Hollywood Bowl

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