Chance the Rapper is wading into online publishing by purchasing his hometown website, Chicagoist.com, 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.
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