Chance The Rapper Will Donate His Best Rap Album Grammy to Chicago Museum
There is no end to Chance The Rapper's selflessness. Before receiving the Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards and delivering a powerful speech, he informed those at the DuSable Museum of African American History that he will be donating his Grammy for Best Rap Album to the museum.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chance was invited to speak at the Night of 100 Stars gala at the museum on Saturday. It was here that Chance made the announcement to part his Grammy for Coloring Book. The museum staff and CEO were unaware of Chance's plans, but needless to say are overjoyed with the gesture. Chance, along with his father, were appointed to the museum's board of trustees last January.
In his speech, he explained the reasoning behind the move to part with one of his three Grammys: “I’m so excited to not just work hand in hand with the African American History Museum, but we want to build it up. We want to make it a staple of African American history. And that’s why I’m proud to announce that I’ll be donating my Hip-Hop Album of the Year Award, the first one to a black independent artist, to the DuSable."
Chance also won Best Rap Performance and Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammys.
Chance's plans to donate his Grammy is one of many altruistic moves in his relatively young music career. It follows his plans to bring ASL interpreters on tour with him as well as helping the non-profit organization Chicago Beyond in giving $2 million to someone with the best idea to help the youth of Chicago. Just don't expect him to run for office any time soon.
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