Chi Town artist, Chance the Rapper, has decided to donate his Grammy Award for “Best Rap Album” to the DuSable Museum of African American History. The museum is located in his hometown of Chicago. Chance made the announcement at a recent gala the museum held.
According to The Chicago Sun-Time, the 24-year-old rapper’s announcement was a surprise to the museum’s officials. He made it during a speech at the museums “Night of 100 Stars” gala while accepting the Trail Blazer Award. Chance claimed that he wanted to make the museum “a staple of African American history”, by giving them his award which was the first one given to a black independent artist. Chance is a member of the museum’s board of trustees along with his father Ken Bennett who is a Chicago tourism, executive.
Chance’s Grammy for “Best Rap Album” was just one of three that he won as a result of his popular third mixtape “Coloring Book”. It is the first stream-only album to win the award, especially since he doesn’t sell his music. The other two Grammys were “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance” for his single “No Problem” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
Chance has been doing a ton of good deeds in the hood lately. Not too long ago he raised $1 million for the Chicago Public School System Arts Programs. However, he didn’t just stop there, Chance has donated money to ten individual schools. He’s made a habit of surprise pull ups for students and attending their field trips. as well as putting on several free shows for the city of Chicago.
Chance was honored at the 2017 BET Awards with the Humanitarian Award for all of his philanthropic endeavors.