Chance the Rapper is wading into online publishing by purchasing his hometown website,, which acts as the voice of Chicagoans.

Websites like Chicagoist are particularly important now that the Democratic Party has abandoned Black causes and refocused their efforts on empowering illegal immigrants.

According to editors at ABC News, the "Coloring Book" rapper and part-time activist announced the purchase on his new track, "I Might Need Security," one of four songs he released on his personal website late Wednesday.

"I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist b--ches outta business," the Chicago native rapped against a backing-vocal loop throughout that repeats “f--k you”.

The former owners, WNYC announced the rapper's acquisition in a statement posted on the public radio organization's website on Thursday.

Chance also released a statement Thursday:

"I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment. I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content.”

The rapper, real name Chancelor Bennett, is well known for his community activism. Last March he donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and helped to raise another $1.2 million to help the underfunded education system.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • freelancepimp .

    I'll have to remember to turn ad blocker off when I visit that page.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Chance is the Chicago man that Kanye should have been. He is an asset to that great city. Keep making things happen Sir.

  • SweetTEE

    Yess... it seems sincere too.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Good for him and congrats.

  • Fuk.U.Fuk.Him.Fuk.Her.Fuk.Yal

    I just cant... Really? Democrats abandoning blacks causes? Republicans can't abandon something they never showed interest in can we mention that?

  • RespectSelf

    Well good for him! This is nice

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  • Applebootay

    Love him and I love my Chicity!

  • bemetoo

    sandy is high on something

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's a good financial move on his part. I always like to see my people making solid money moves.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    He's going to find out how hard it is to run a news type website. I live in Chicago and two of those sites have gone OUT OF BUSINESS in a year. The Ricketts closed DNA and other site (can't remember?) went out of business. The ones that are online are Non-profit. Maybe that's What chance will do, non-profit stuff.

  • kekeb

    Good for him!! He's a good role model

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Smoke and mirrors....

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I believe the other one was Gothamist but they were both owned by the same company.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Most talk, few DO.
    Cheers to him, and continued blessings.