Chance The Rapper - American rapper
Chance The Rapper (real name Chancellor Johnathan Bennettt) was born on 16 April 1993 in Chicago. His father was mayor’s aide and for some time worked with Barack Obama. Bennettt attended a private school. While studying, Chancellor and one of his friends created a hip-hop duo Instrumentality.
In 2011, when Bennett was suspended from school for 10 days for smoking weed, he recorded his first mixtape and called it according to the situation 10 Day. At the end of the year, Bennett took on the pseudonym Chance The Rapper and presented a single, “Windows”. He also announced the release of an upcoming album.
The mixtape 10 Day came out in April 2012 and was uploaded to DatPiff. The album was downloaded more than 500,000 times. Thanks to the success of his first album, Chancellor met such producers as Kenny Jame$, Blended Babies, and Chuck Inglish.
A year later, Chance The Rapper released the 2nd mixtape, Acid Rap. It was also available online for downloading. In July 2013, the album reached the 63rd spot of Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The mixtape got high scores from the critics and, at the end of the year, was nominated for BET Hip Hop Award as "Best Mixtape". The Rolling Stone magazine put the mixtape on the 26th spot of the best albums of the year list. Complex media platform put it on the 4th place of a similar rating. Eventually, DatPiff certified Acid Rap diamond because it was downloaded more than 1.5 million times.