Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper surprised an auditorium full of screaming teenagers by giving away brand new Air Jordan 11s during his monthly OpenMike event in Chicago.

The OpenMike night serves as a “safe space” for the teenagers. In the video, the rapper is seen unboxing one of the sneakers, which isn’t available in stores until December 9. Behind him is a wall of Air Jordan shoe boxes.

Jordan Brand released two new colorways of the Jordan 11 sneakers (“Win Like ’82”) and the new “Win Like ’96” in red. The red Air Jordan 11 pays homage to the ’96 Chicago Bulls. The shoe will retail for $220 when it hits stores.

 

#ChanceTheRapper gives out free Jordan 11s to young fans at his open mic

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  • InsecureNEVA

    That’s a nice Oprah thing to do Chance. Let’s see how many people are going to say he should have given them a savings bond instead of Jordans…..

  • Mo Mobetta

    I definitely wouldn’t give them anything they can walk down the street and get killed for in Chicago

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  • You Could Never

    sneakers in black/white (“Win Like ’82”)

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Nope says the UNC fan.

    “Win Like 82’s” are homage to the 1982 Tarheel squad. they are blue and white. Blue jumpman.

    I hate Jordan; but dont do my ‘Heels like that man.

  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Won’t that make them a target? ?????
    Smh

  • akuakokoblogspotcom

    Thought he had more substance than that! Awesome gesture, wrong city!
    ?

  • You Could Never

    Its about to start.

  • justlooking

    While this is a very kind gesture, I hope these kids are not hurt over these sneaks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good point. I would put the sneakers on eBay tonight for $300.

  • bemetoo

    and then 8 of them were shot down for the jordans

  • MookieFly

    Yea a little materialistic for my taste. The shoes have little value when it comes to helping those kids progress. He coulda gave out tablets or something. Things that can objectively used for developing minds not egos and making them targets

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I swear I was thinking along those same lines.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I concur.

  • justlooking

    Tablet or laptop with some time of program for learning would have been perfect.

  • MookieFly

    The gesture is there, but the execution is slightly off

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Hows about books? Books are better than tablets.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Hows about books? Books are better than tablets.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Hows about books? Books are better than tablets.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Hows about books? Books are better than tablets.

  • unknown user

    Let me know when the first child gets shot over thier pair… It would be a hard pass for me. Issa no for me dog.

  • Applebum

    Jordans in 2017? Why not some books, laptops, after school activities? These kids and their whole entire families and friends are going to be forever loyal to this dude all because of stupid Jordan sneakers.

  • Solo

    Yep, that’s what inner city Chicago kids need…gym shoes?!?! They’ll be shot by the end of next week for wearing them to school. Wait, are there any schools still open? Rahm is damn near closing every public high school in the hood due to “poor attendance”. Coincidence that this decision was made after Chance challenged Rahm about the new and improved CPD training facility in the works of being built on the West Side. One of the schools being closed is Paul Roberson, and if I’m not mistaken, Chance graduated from that school. Honestly, I agreed with Rahm about the CPD facility. I love The Chi, but its out of control.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown. Speak facts or hush.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Nice gesture.

  • Solo

    I’m not your mother, you have me confused. If I was in error, feel free to interject with a correction. I won’t get offended.

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  • Trey

    Google Chromebook is $179….but hey..why not give black kids Jordans to put on IG….

  • justlooking

    Books are nice, but tablet hold encyclopedia, dictionary’s, foreign languages and it 8g can hold up to 3000 books.

  • justlooking

    Books are nice, but tablet hold encyclopedia, dictionary’s, foreign languages and up to 3000 books.

  • justlooking

    Books are nice, but tablet hold encyclopedia, dictionary’s, foreign languages and it 8g can hold up to 3000 books.

  • justlooking

    You are Shady. Good bye

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I pray he stays the same, he’s a beautiful person.

  • ENOUGH ALREADY!

    Gym shoes!!, where are the books and tutors, and BTW when is his 15 minutes up!!

  • OPINIONS

    look in the mirror clown! That is that persons’ opinion.

    YOU HUSH!

  • KLo

    ….any books with these shoes