Chance the Rapper Makes Family Matter in Toronto

Posted: November 09, 2015 in
Written by: Chizzle

Chance the Rapper Sound Academy

Photo Cred: Justin Browne
Article Cred: Chizzle

Chance the Rapper has been creeping his way into Canadian sound-waves recently, having played Bluesfest in Ottawa this summer and now bringing his new tour to Toronto and Montreal. His buzz took off with the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap, in 2013 and then grew with his first studio album release, Surf, earlier this year. With a full, newly-formed band behind him, Chance brings a certain artistry back to hip hop with a sound unlike any other; Crazy-energetic with a smooth flow and a great connection with his audience. Chance hasn’t been to the 6 since 2013 but, luckily for his growing fan-base, INK Entertainment changed all that; For a sold-out show at Sound Academy, Toronto, we were there to catch the Chi-Town rapper do his thing alongside Metro Boomin (ATL), DRAM (VA), and Towkio (Chicago). Although DRAM and Towkio were relatively new faces to the Toronto crowd, they still ripped the stage and amped the energy for the night. Metro Boomin had already built a rapport with fans in the city off his affiliation with Drake and his production on “Jumpman”; Draped in a Blue Jays jersey with “Metro Boomin” printed on the back, the ATL producer solidified his fandom in the 6 with ease. Altogether, the show was lit for the performers and the fans with Chance promising that he will be back in Toronto (maybe a bigger venue next time).

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The Author: Chizzle

Chelsea is Envy Magazine's owner. She has had a passion for hip hop at a young age and has since made it her life's career dream. Since 2008, Chelsea has worked as a freelance photographer, focusing a majority of her work on hip hop music and culture. She has photographed and interviewed many high profile artists from OG's like Obie Trice, Rakim, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to new-age cats like Action Bronson, Rich Homie Quan, and Yelawolf. Follow on IG: @chizzlephotodesign