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Chance the Rapper Biography

Birth Name:
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Profession
Musician, Rapper, Songwriter

Fast Facts

  • Became interested in music thanks to the music of Michael Jackson, which he exclusively listened to on cassettes until he was in fifth grade,Was a member of the Jewish Student Union at his high school, Jones College Prep High School
  • Started listening to hip-hop after hearing Kanye West's "Through the Wire," and he went on to buy album on which the song appeared, which was Kanye's debut album, The College Dropout
  • Recorded his first full-length project, a mixtape entitled 10 Day, in early 2011
  • Was named one of the 10 New Chicago Rappers to Watch Out For by Complex magazine in February 2012

Relationships

  • Kirsten Corley -- Wife