This year’s annual list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People has been released, and guess who earned a spot? That’s right, the guy who has been dedicating most of his newfound success to philanthropy – Chance The Rapper.
Every year, Time give acknowledgment to those who accomplish major milestones in their career and are most talked about within the media. This list usually consist of Presidents, CEOs, Prime Ministers, and celebrities all around the world – these people use their platforms to enforce change within communities that either someone before them couldn’t achieve or just simply never tried.
Chance is no stranger when it come to making headlines for giving back to his community. He has donated over $2 million to public schools in Chicago and be also make it his duty to go back and honor those who helped him got his start. Chance has been talked about plenty of times here on Jetlag for his good deeds. With articles like Chance and Chicago Bulls Team-Up to Donate $1 Million to Chicago Schools and Chance Honors The Place That Gave Him His Start, he’s always giving back, therefore it’s always a pleasure seeing him be acknowledged.
Grammy award winning rapper Common, who is also from Chicago, shared with Times a very positive message about Chance. “Chance upends expectations about what artists, especially hip-hop artists, can do. He streams his albums instead of selling them. He makes music from an unapologetically inspiring and Christian perspective—music that transcends age, race and gender. He gives back to his Chicago community. And he does it all as an independent artist, without the support of a label. I’m glad Chance followed his dreams. I hope he always does,” says Common. He also shared an inspiring story about Chance he remember from years ago. You can click here to view the full story.