Chance the Rapper is one of the few artists that speak out against social injustices against the black community and now he is bringing recognition to the adversity in the music industry.
Having achieved success without being signed to any record label, he is a self-made sensation that has genuine supporters of his music. From many well-known artists like Kanye West and the all mighty Beyoncé, Chance is using his stage to now speak up about the challenges artists still have to face.
According to peoplemusic.com, when asked what the one issue in society he would use his platform to affect, Chance said,
“I’d change the entire world’s value of black American ingenuity and opinion.”
He hopes to be able to make a difference and change the mindsets of spectators. He then went on the discuss how people of color and women face pretty much the same challenges that they face throughout the rest of the world in terms of being overlooked, under-appreciated and held back from a lot of opportunities.
Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position.
The first step in creating this change is bring awareness to the issue, allowing others to see the problem and working towards making the industry more inclusive.