Chance The Rapper Raises $60,000 for Chicago’s Homeless in 10 Days
As Chance The Rapper acknowledged on Twitter, his third solo mixtape is still sitting on a hard drive somewhere, waiting to be unveiled to an eager public. But that doesn't mean that the young Chicago artist stopped giving back to his community: Chance has apparently helped rake in some $60,000 to help clothe homeless Chicagoans through the Warmest Winter initiative.
According to Billboard, the formidable mark was hit in only 10 days. Chance, Warmest Winter and the Detroit-based non-profit group The Empowerment Plan are aiming to distribute 1,000 EMPWR coats, which double as sleeping bags. According to the foundation, for each 1,000 coats distributed, 14 lives are saved.
The fundraiser offers different gifts depending on the tier of donation, including being entered into a raffle to win tickets to Bulls and White Sox games or to see Chance perform some time in the next calendar year.
Chance has yet to drop a proper follow-up to his breakthrough 2013 mixtape, Acid Rap. Earlier this year, he contributed to Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment's Surf; more recently, he dropped his Saba-featuring lead single, the long-awaited and well-received "Angels." He recently appeared on Saturday Night Live, where he performed the Social Experiment's "Sunday Candy" and his own "Somewhere in Paradise," which features Jeremih and R. Kelly.
Chance has now raised over $100,000 for the cause.
Perhaps most importantly, Chance welcomed a baby daughter into the world, joining a handful of other hip-hop stars who expanded their families in 2015.
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