A breath of fresh air in the hip-hop community, Chicago-native Chance the Rapper has continued on his goal of giving back to the community by announcing audio mastering classes for youth.
Working with his nonprofit organization Social Works, in partnership with audio engineering startup LANDR, Chance has announced the collaboration with intentions of helping 75 kids. Speaking on the purpose of this project, Chance addressed the need for creative expression in the youth:
“The pursuit of creating art is a universally honest and necessary expression of our hopes, dreams, and emotions— art is rooted in our innate sense of curiosity, none more so than from the infinite imagination of our youth. However, these journeys of personal expression are never just black and white, and not every voice gets heard. That’s why SocialWorks and LANDR are launching a summer program to provide students in Chicago the necessary tools to tell their stories to the world. Together, we’ll shape the musicians of tomorrow, by supporting the kids today.”
— LANDR (@LANDR_music) June 6, 2017
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 6, 2017