Chance The Rapper Gives A Down-Home Performance With Vic Mensa & R. Kelly At Lollapalooza (Video)
The crowd is passionate and knowledgeable. You step out into the spotlight and all of the sights and smells you experience trigger memories from years past. The fans who are cheering for you are your neighbors. These are the same people who have grown up with you, watching and following your growth, and are now charged with the excitement of finally witnessing their hometown hero shine. This is home court advantage on a much grander scale.
Derrick Rose may have felt similarly when he hit the court for his first home game as the number one overall pick with the Bulls back in 2008. Another Chicago native and rising star, Chance The Rapper, received a lot of that same love and energy as he stepped out onto the stage in front of an ecstatic hometown crowd at Lollapalooza this past weekend.
After watching a young Chancellor grow from his inaugural mixtape, 10 Day, to the critically acclaimed, Acid Rap, homegrown fans of the MC were finally able to see him live on the Windy City’s biggest stage of the summer and, for over 75 minutes, he did not disappoint.
With his band The Social Experiment on stage to lay down the soundscapes, Chance The Rapper covers a slew of hits from both of his mixtapes to the home crowd’s delight and even brings out the “Pied Piper of R&B,” R. Kelly, for a few jams (37:45) as well as fellow Save Money affiliate Vic Mensa (44:00) to round off an exceptionally intimate performance.