Chance the Rapper Announces Post-Inauguration Rally, & Plays SNL This Week
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:21:45
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Chance the Rapper has been confirmed to appear at a post-inauguration event in Washington D.C. He'll speak at the NAACP's People's Inauguration Rally at Howard University on January 21st 2017, one day after Donald Trump's swearing in as the 45th President of the United States.
The rapper's involvement in the event is part of the #staywokeandfight movement, which should be self-explanatory to those who have followed his political perspective during the recent elections. Ahead of the election the rapper led a march to the polls and has been a very vocal opponent of Trump, whilst supporting grassroots and community action.
Chance was also recently nominated for a bunch of NAACP image awards, among them the top prize of Entertainer of the Year.
Chance appeared on almost all the end-of-year best-of lists around the world for his highly praised, and much-loved album, Coloring Book. He received a number of nominations for a string of GRAMMY Awards, including Best Rap Album and Best New Artist. Also, in Chance's calendar is his appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend as the musical guest.
The episode, which is the final episode of the year, will be hosted by Casey Affleck, who is currently starring in indie movie "Manchester by the Sea". You can see Chance and Affleck appearing in a promo for the episode together below.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff