Have I ever told y’all how much I love Chance the Rapper?
He recently performed a new song with Daniel Caesar on Colbert’s show and… ugh. I love him.
Its a three verse ballad articulating his toils in fatherhood, being a celebrity, and grappling with troubling matters of our times.
Chance never ceases to amaze me. I love his live instrumentations, the deep gospel influence, his flow. When he performed at the BET Awards last year with Pamela Mann and Kirk Franklin, even my heathen ass could feel the spirit moving through the computer screen. He has a way of making music that just hits you on a spiritual level.
I hear the seams snappin’. And I’m the team cap’n
Chance has never been shy about his activism. The thing that I like about him is that he’s a smart guy. He uses his platform to do some real work.
- Police brutality
- Urban Poverty/Neglect
Some of the “first world problems that niggas make up” that Chance and other activists are constantly addressing, yet… these hoes (i.e ‘Merica) keep on playing.
He warns, “Keep on playing we gone shake this shit up.”
When I think about the times we are in, I don’t get sad. I’m not even mad, truely and honestly. In the grand scheme of human history, this series of events comes about cyclically. Be it a Henry the VIII, a Hitler, a Stallin, a Napoleon, a Mao-Zedong… a Trump.
Just as sure as we are here, the day is on its way when the jig is fucking up. Though it’s hard to see it now, evil never truly triumphs. Maybe this is attributable to the vitality of the human spirit, or a collective low tolerance for bullshit – regardless…
The day is on its way
It could not wait no more
Here it is.