Cancel All Your October Plans, Chance the Rapper Is Coming to Sydney

Lil Prince of Da Chi, Lil Chano From 79th, Chance the Rapper himself, is coming to Sydney. That’s right, the GOAT is heading to Australia. However, Chance the Rapper will be doing more than belting his classics, as he will be talking at the iconic arts fest, SXSW Sydney 2023.

According to Chance, he’ll be attending this event to discuss Hip Hop’s 50-year anniversary. What’s more, he’s hyped to share his knowledge on the subject.

“As we celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop in 2023, I’m reminded of the transformative power this culture has had,” Chance said in a press release. 

“Hip Hop has provided a rhythm to our stories and a canvas for our creativity. I’m really looking forward to joining SXSW Sydney as a speaker to expound upon Hip Hop’s transcendent legacy.”

Who the Heck’s Chance the Rapper?

Now, if you haven’t heard of Chance the Rapper before, it’s time to jump over to Spotify. because this man has made some true bops. We’re talking 10 Day, Free, and Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. He has even won three Grammys for his 2016 album, Coloring Book.

Additionally, Chance the Rapper is known for his potent political activism. In 2017, Chance donated a million dollars to Chicago’s public school system, an institution that he struggled to excel in. Since then, he’s created SocialWorks, a charity that has donated millions and millions more to this system.

For these reasons, SXSW Sydney is stoked that Chance the Rapper is attending their event. Colin Daniels, the managing director, said as much when this news dropped. 

“Chance the Rapper is renowned for both his chart-topping and community advocacy,” Daniels said.

“His genre-blurring sounds reverberate across generations, making him a powerful voice to reflect on the past 50 Years of Hip Hop. His unique perspective bridges the gap between the genre’s rich history and its dynamic future.”

As it stands, no concerts have been announced alongside this talk. But fingers crossed that this changes.

SXSW Sydney is taking place from October 15 until October 22. If you want to score a seat at Chance the Rapper’s event, click the link here.

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