“I still have all the keys that are of no use to me.”
— Chance the Rapper
I am so late to this party, it’s embarrassing but this discovery is so great I’ll risk that embarrassment.
Chance the Rapper. Yep, finally listened to him. I don’t think it’s any exaggeration to say he’s brilliant. He’s a musical and poetic genius. Seriously.
I watched his Tiny Desk concert and his voice is of legends. The poem he read—I cried. Watch this video, watch the concert but if you only listen to part of it, listen to him read his poem.
His cover of Stevie Wonder’s “They Won’t Go When I Go” is so beautiful and moving, full of emotion. He did Stevie proud.
I never really listened to Chance the Rapper before because I’m not really into rap. But I came across his Tiny Desk performance and checked it out. And when he read his poem during the concert, it made me think, isn’t rap, in a sense, a type of poetry? Given my love of poetry, why not explore rap music?
As soon as I listened to Chance’s music, his songs, and the poem, I was immediately inspired. I stopped what I was doing to write. What a great gift from a remarkable artist—to create his own art and inspire others to create.
Make it a great week!
(Image found here.)