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Chance The Rapper, Usher To Perform At Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Concert In Chicago

 

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The Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a concert featuring performances from Chance The Rapper, Usher, and Jason Mraz. 

The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Concert

The event is scheduled to take place on July 21, Saturday, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago. Other musical guests include Francis & the Lights, Smokey Robinson, Daya, and O.A.R.

Tickets are now available via Chano's official website for $50 (lawn seats) to $150 (general admission pit tickets). It is also promoted and presented by his own events company, Social Function Production. 

Proceeds from the star-studded concert will benefit the Special Olympics and SocialWorks, Chance's youth empowerment charity in his hometown of Chicago. 

Chance The Rapper Working On A Joint Album With Kanye West

In other news, Chance The Rapper is reportedly teaming up with fellow Chicago-born MC, Kanye West, for a new album. According to NME, Francis & The Lights seemingly confirmed the collaboration through his social media pages. 

"Please tell us he has a couple more coming, maybe Chance," pleaded a fan on Twitter. 

Francis replied that, yes, something is coming, or at least that was what he heard. A post on Instagram later suggested that he is pretty sure of the existence of the still-unannounced new project. 

The report comes a few weeks after West dropped his joint album with long-time collaborator and friend Kid Cudi. Called Kids See Ghosts, the seven-track record debuted at the second place of the Billboard 200 earlier this month. 

The controversial rapper also dropped ye, his follow-up to 2016's The Life of Pablo. The album also entered the Billboard 200 and ranked at the number 1 spot of the chart. 

Chance The Rapper previously sided and the 41-year-old self-confessed genius when the latter was criticized for his highly-political statements in interviews and tweets. 

"Talked to him two days ago," said the "Cocoa Butter Kisses" rapper. "He's in a great space and not affected by folk tryna question his mental or physical health. Black people don't have to be democrats."

He, however, backtracked when the exchange was noticed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump. The father of one has previously been critical of the Republican leader.  

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