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Vocalist
    (April 16, 1993- )
    Born in Chicago, Illinois
    Birth name was Chancelor Johnathan Bennett
    Hip-Hop recording artist
    Released the albums '10 Day,' 'Acid Rap,' and 'Coloring Book'
    Recorded the songs 'Angels,' 'Favorite Song,' 'Cocoa Butter Kisses,' 'Juice,' 'Sunday Candy,' 'Acid Rap,' and 'No Problem'
    First recording artist to garner a Grammy nomination for a free project (seven in total; 2016)
    Collaborated with Kanye West, Jeremih, Madonna, John Legend, \Common, Big Sean, Lil' Wayne, and R. Kelly
    He likes to rip his shirt off at the end of his concerts.
    He is a protégé of fellow Chicago native Kanye West (oh, joy).
    He recorded his first full-length mixtape while on school suspension for marijuana possession in 2011.
    He admitted to eschewing vegetables except for 'the lettuce on hamburgers.;
    As lead singer for the musical group, Social Experiment, he reworked the theme song for PBS Kids' 'Arthur.'
    He's rarely without his trademark 'workman' overalls for performances - and never without his trusty 'No. 3 hat.'
    He complained to GQ about the term 'Rapper' being as stigmatized a word as 'Black' (hence inserting 'the Rapper' into his stage name).
    He donned an outlandish Bear costume (still wearing the hat) for the 'Halloween Break' commercial advertising his line of 'Kit Kat' bars with his likeness on them.
    He performed at Hillary Clinton's 'Get Out The Vote' concert in Cleveland, spearheaded by Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles (basically a half-assed attempt to woo black swing state voters without discussing actual issues). He also claimed to have 'felt a connection' with Clinton when endorsing her.
    He is good friends with comedian Hannibal Buress.
    He has drawn praise for mending the Hip-Hop, R&B, and Gospel genres seamlessly.
    That badass stage name of his is actually derived from his name ('Chance'-elor).
    His father was an aide to former Chicago mayor Harold Washington and worked for then-Senator Barack Obama.
    He collaborated with Justin Bieber for his 'Confident' track (which was well-received critically despite bombing commercially).
    He was named Chicago's Outstanding Youth of the Year by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (2014).
    He has regularly turned down offers to sign with major labels, preferring that his music be made 'free' to his fans.
    'Coloring Book' debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, making it the first album to chart solely via streaming.
    His trademark 'No. 3' hat sold out within 24 hours after the release of 'Coloring Book.'
    He made Robin Roberts' 'Game Changers' list for 2016, alongside LeBron James, Ashley Graham, and Michael Phelps.
    He was vocally critical of Spike Lee, and his negative depiction of the inner cities in films like 'Chi-raq' (calling him a 'straight up fraud' at one speaking venue).

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair


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