Live Stream: ChanceThe Rapper Leads Massive Voting March In #paradetothepolls
Chance the Rapper from Chicago, Illinois decided to take part in this election. He held a rooftop concert at Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park with his new non-profit SocialWorks, and featuring local artists, in a youth voting drive effort.
[Tweet “”I’m here to make sure you all stay woke and vote.” ~ @chancetherapper”]
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 7, 2016
By Monday, the day of the show, the rooftop at the Virgin was traded for the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park to accommodate the thousands who RSVP’d on Facebook and retweeted to get the word out.
Around two hours into the event Chance the Rapper took the stage. “I got my city doin’ front-flips!” He exclaimed, as the opening of his “Angels” was instantly taken over by the crowd. See Live stream.
He told the crowd he wanted them, the collective “us,” to show people that Chicago’s youth want to make their voices heard, finishing his set with “No Problem” and “Blessings (Reprise)” before he thanked everyone for being part of the event.
Chance ended the concert saying “You’ve got the spirit. If you wake up in the morning and feel like you’re just one person … man, you’re so much more than that!”
With that, Chance, along with organizers from Black Youth Project 100, led the thousands of concertgoers on a march to the polls. His efforts more than doubled the number of votes in the last election. Today is the big day get out and vote. #vote
— sophia. (@SooFeeYah) November 8, 2016
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