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Chance the Rapper is the gift that keeps on giving.
Last weekend, a day before he became the youngest recipient to receive BET’s Humanitarian Award, Chance took to another stage to give a powerful acceptance speech. It was during the “Night of 100 Stars” gala, where he was honored with the Trail Blazer Award from Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History. However, this time, he had something of his own to present to his hometown of Chicago.
While accepting the award, Chance announced that he will be donating his Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year to the museum. When Chance won the award back in February, he became the first streaming-only artist to win a Grammy.
“I’m so excited to not just work hand in hand with the African American History Museum, but we want to build it up,” said Chance, who sits on the museum’s board of trustees along with his father.
“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.”
This comes a few months after Chance donated one million dollars to the Chicago Public School Foundation for arts education and launched the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund.
Chance, thank you for taking every opportunity to inspire, empower, and give back.