"F**k It!" Friday: Chance The Rapper
Take a chance like Chance.
Good morning, good afternoon and good day. And what a day it is here at MTV Breaks… it’s “F**k It!” Friday - our weekly celebration of the celebs who made it to stardom by saying two simple words - “f**k it!”.
And our special celeb pick this week is none other than… Chance The Rapper!
Chance The Rapper, AKA 24-year-old Chancellor Jonathan Bennett, is a recording artist, producer and philanthropist from Chicago. Having risen to international acclaim following the release of his unconventional hip hop mixtape Acid Rap, Chance went on to collaborate with the likes of Kanye West, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes. His third mixtape Colouring Book was the first streaming-only album to chart on Billboard 200 (reaching number 8), and he won THREE Grammy awards this year.
But why is Chance The Rapper our FIF representative this week?
Chance has always had an unorthodox music career. Acid Rap, the mixtape that propelled him to fame, was self-released and even when record labels started trying to sign him, he found that he disliked their traditional way of distributing music.
So he took a Chance (apologies) and said “f**k it!”, remaining unsigned to a record label throughout his career, even when he found there were limitations to not having a label behind him. Chance also doesn’t sell his music but gives it away for free, relying on merchandise and touring to pay the bills instead. Cos, you know… f**k it!
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show he explained, “I’m just trying to be an example for all the young artists… trying to help them avoid the pitfalls of upper management in music.”
For venturing into the unknown to pave a new, unconventional way for future artists to produce music, and taking the world by storm in the process, Chance is our “F**k It!” Friday idol this week.
THANKS FOR SAYING “F**K IT!” CHANCE, and have a good Friday everyone!