Written by: Lilly Workneh
Chance The Rapper received the Grammy for Best Rap Performance with the track “No Problem.” The win marks the 23-year-old Chicago native’s first Grammy award win in his young, prominent career, in only his first year of Grammy eligibility.
As Lilly Workneh writes in her article, Chance used his second win of the night to give an impassioned speech:
“‘Glory be to God. I claim this victory in the name of the Lord,’ he said onstage accepting the award for Best New Artist. The rapper also acknowledged what the accomplishment means to him as an independent artist. ‘I know that people think independence means you do it by yourself but independence means freedom. I do it with these folks right here’ he said.”
Chance went on to win three Grammys over the course of the night. Read more about Chance’s historic evening in the full article here.
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