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AboutChancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance The Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major recognition following the release of his first two mixtapes.
Bennett started showing interest in music at a young age, and in his freshman year of high school at Chicago's Jones College Prep High School, formed the hip-hop duo Instrumentality with a friend. He mentioned in an interview that fellow Chicago native Kanye West's 2004 debut album The College Dropout was the first hip-hop album that he ever purchased and listened to, previously being into soul and jazz.
At Jones College Prep High School, some of his teachers ridiculed his aspirations to become a musician. Following a 10-day suspension in early 2011, during his senior year "for weed related activities", Bennett recorded his first full-length project, a mixtape titled 10 Day. In December 2011, he released a song titled "Windows", and publicly announced his 10 Day project. After the song's release, in February 2012, Bennett was highlighted as one of Complex magazine's "10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For." Bennett says he spent about eight months recording, writing and making connections off of the hunger to put out something. After about a year's time of working on the tape, Bennett released it on April 3, 2012 and it has since been downloaded over 100,000 times via Datpiff. The mixtape was well received locally and would help Bennett make connections with producers such as Chuck Inglish and Blended Babies. The mixtape would also grab the attention of Forbes magazine, which featured it in the publication's Cheap Tunes column.

In July 2012, Bennett appeared on American rapper Childish Gambino's sixth mixtape Royalty, on the track "They Don't Like Me". Gambino would then ask Bennett to join his 2012 concert tour of North America, as his opening act.

Bennett released his second mixtape Acid Rap, on April 30, 2013. On DatPiff it has been certified double platinum after being downloaded over 500,000 times. The mixtape features guest appearances from Twista, Vic Mensa, BJ the Chicago Kid, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino and Ab-Soul. Acid Rap was well received by music critics and fans alike. At Metacritic, the mixtape received an average score of 86, based on 21 critics, which indicates "universal acclaim." It was also nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book [2016]
Coloring Book
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Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap [2013]
Chance The Rapper - The Big Day
The Big Day
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Chance The Rapper - #10Day [2011]

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