Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Chance is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa, and he experimented as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment.
In 2016, Chance co-wrote and appeared on Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo on the track “Ultralight Beam”, and also co-wrote “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1”, “Famous”, “Feedback”, and “Waves”. According to West, the album release was delayed because Chance the Rapper wanted “Waves” to be on the album. As well, Chance was featured on a track titled “Need To Know” from hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.