Chance The Rapper is breaking new barriers. The Chicago MC recently made his debut on Billboard’s Rock Airplay chart, after his collab with Francis and the Lights, “May I Have This Dance,” premiered on the ranking this week.
The song landed at No. 48 on the chart, according to Billboard. The original version of the track was first released on the group’s 2016 project, Farewell, Starlite!. But the single received a bump in its stock earlier this year when Chano was added to the remix and featured in the music video.
This isn’t the first time the two have linked up. Francis appeared on the track, “Summer Friends,” off Chance’s most recent offering, Coloring Book.
Lupe Fiasco has always been outspoken about the issues and social injustices in this country, and his new video paints a strong picture of his views. The Chicago rapper releases the visuals for his “Made in the USA” record, which talks about the toxic events and views that the youth have to absorb daily.
The video from the “Jump” MC depicts some powerful imagery on an older television set, which is being watched by a small baby. The small child cries as he soaks up some of the scenes from moments in history, as Lupe raps his verses on the set. There’s even a moment where the little boy crawls over to a gun on the ground and holds it after seeing it also being shown on the television screen.
The Streetrunner-produced song, which originally dropped last November, speaks on a lot of different topics that are affecting the U.S. today, including guns, drugs, hip-hop and more.
While fans are still hoping for the three albums they were previously promised from Lupe, who revealed they wouldn’t be dropping last year due to clearance issues, he’s tiding them over with these new visuals.
Watch the music video for Lupe’s “Made In the USA” record below to see what the youth are absorbing in this country.
The relationship between Chance The Rapper and Barack Obama is well documented. Chance’s father once worked with the former president, and Michelle Obama praised Chano for donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools.
Barack Obama joined his wife in publicly honoring the Chicago rhymer. The 44th POTUS delivered a video message at Chance’s free concert in his hometown on Saturday.
“Chance, I am grateful for everything you’ve done on behalf of our young people back home,” said Obama.
He added, “I’m hopeful that everyone who is at the concert today, everyone who is getting involved, everybody who has been part of the parade, all of you are in the mindset that you can do anything that you want to do as long as you put your mind to it.”