Chance the Rapper acted as the grand marshal for Chicago’s big parade!
The three-time Grammy-winner sat atop a white convertible, waving to crowds at Saturday’s Bud Billiken Parade. He also participated in an effort to handout free backpacks loaded with school supplies to kids and urge politicians to be more involved with local schools.
Chance, 24, is a vocal supporter for his city’s school system. Earlier this year, the recording artist donate a whopping $1 million to Chicago public schools.
The “No Problem” artist told WLS-TV he wants to “make sure everything is a little easier” for students, teachers and parents. He also announced a free, surprise concert scheduled to take place Saturday night.
It has been a big two years for Chance the Rapper, between working diligently with Kanye West on the latter’s “The Life of Pablo” album to winning awards at this year’s Grammys, BET Awards and iHeartRadio Awards.
Read fan reaction on Twitter to Chance’s involvement with the back-to-school parade!