Chance The Rapper announces purchase of local news site ‘Chicagoist.com’ along with four Lido-produced new singles
Chance The Rapper is having perhaps the most memorable summer of his career. One might even say the 25-year-old Chicago-born rhymer and activist is out here living his best life. He’s in the studio with his lifelong hero, Kanye West, working on a joint LP, he’s slated to headline the Special Olympics 50th anniversary event in his hometown, and now he’s even engaged to be married to his longtime significant other, Kirsten Corley. Amid a packed summer itinerary, rumors broke that a Chance record was imminent, and while the “Same Drugs” rapper batted down early reports, he soon followed up with four fresh new singles, crafted courtesy of Norwegian beatsmith Lido.
— Lido (@Lido) July 19, 2018
Brand new cuts, “Wala Cam,” “65th & Ingleside,” and “Work Out” mark the first time Lido and Chance have reconnected since 2016’s Grammy-winning Coloring Book mixtape. The fourth new piece from Chano comes by way of “I Might Need Security,” in which the Windy City-native reveals he’s purchased local news site Chicagoist.com which has sat dormant since late 2017, when the outlet’s staffers voted to join the Writers Guild of America East. As a result, Joe Ricketts, billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the site, shut down Chicagoist as well as associated sites, Gothamist, LAist, and others. Now the local Chicago media outlet is relaunching in the hands of Chicago’s favorite son, and we’ve got four new singles to celebrate with.