Chance the Rapper changed the face of music and brought a spirit of love and unity to Chicago. The Magnificent Coloring Day went off without a hitch at Us Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. The daylong event progressed beautifully and was enhanced by perfect weather.
Chance is arguably one of the most important people in the music industry right now. He has built a worldwide fan base essentially through the internet as an independent artist. The friendships he has formed continue to add to his legend and influence. Tidal streamed the entire day, much to the pleasure of those who missed out on the tickets that sold out in a matter of hours.
Francis and the Lights set off the evening with a lighthearted smooth set opening the door for Lil Uzi Vert, who shook his purple locks wildly as he mouthed the words over the tracks playing in the background. Tyler the Creator, decked out in a yellow short suit, turned the energy up a notch as he performed.
The surprise of the evening was when Kanye West came out and the crowd went ballistic. He mentioned how proud he was of Chance and Chance came out and performed their hit “Ultralight Beams.”
Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz showed many people how a hip–hop show should go, and with two turntables and their lyrics, they raised the frequency.
John Legend and Alicia Keys were the consummate professionals as they provided a taste of R&B and soul to a show that was mainly hip-hop.
Chance came out on stage to the screams and yells of a full stadium. His set was sort of a fantasy world filled with Jim Henson-style puppets speaking to him and providing guidance. His conversation spoke to staying on his path no matter what. His high energy, highly spiritual set was just what the city needed. Chance represents a lot of what is amazing about Chicago. What a magnificent way to show those colors.
Twitter exploded with talk of the event. Take a look below.
— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) September 24, 2016
— The FADER (@thefader) September 25, 2016
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) September 25, 2016
— Color & Rhyme (@colorXrhyme) September 24, 2016