Chance The Rapper Wants To Battle Beyonce For Album Of The Year
Chance for President!!! We are so happy to see Chance the Rapper on the cover of Billboard Magazine’s 2017 Grammy’s Preview issues which pretty much declares Chance (along with Maren Morris and Alessia Cara) Grammy worthy. We don’t know much about the two young ladies, but even Chance’s quotes are WINNING in our book. And we’re guessing Hillary Clinton’s as well. In his Billboard Magazine cover story Chance reveals he’ll be voting for Clinton for sure this election. Peep some excerpts below:
Another big question: Trump or Clinton?
Chance: Hillary Clinton, by far. Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs. She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media at this time, but she’s unfairly treated. I can’t really speak on her policies but I feel a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump.
Chance also is pretty outspoken about racism at large and inequality in the Grammy system:
What are the challenges that people of color and women face when it comes to the Grammys and the music industry in general?
Chance: Pretty much the same challenges that they face throughout the rest of the world in terms of being overlooked, underappreciated and held back from a lot of stuff. Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position. Kendrick [Lamar] going home Grammy-less [in 2014, when he was nominated in seven categories] was an awesome moment for people to recognize that it plagues us regardless of talent or skill.
Excellent point Chance. Excellent point. Hit the flip for more great quotes.
Grammy Preview featuring Maren Morris, Chance the Rapper and Alessia Cara photographed by Austin Hargrave exclusively for Billboard Magazine