Best rap Album Grammy Award Winner
Eschewing sparse electronic pop-orientated hip hop for lush retro beats and a vibrant, melodic rapping style, Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, aka Chancellor Bennett, set the scene buzzing with his Acid Rap mixtape in 2013. His shows are likened to rock concerts, where showmanship and musicianship meets in an explosive display of soul, RnB and funk.
Chance solidified his reputation as one of hip-hop's most exciting talents this year with his third mixtape Coloring Book, featuring a truckload of collaborators including Kanye and Lil Wayne. A optimistic, gospel-infused effort, bursting with spirituality and lovely lyricism, Coloring Book was a stunning effort, beloved by music critics, and won Chance the Grammy for Best Rap Album. Catch Chance the Rapper on his Coloring Book tour when he plays West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY, Closed September 27, 2017