Chance the Rapper and Alec Baldwin were both in Chicago for the Young Chicago Authors event over the weekend, so they did as any—okay, nope, there’s no way we saw this one coming. Their meeting resulted in a freestyle collaboration in which Chance beatboxed and Baldwin rapped an excerpt of Carl Sandburg’s 1914 poem “Chicago.” Sandburg set Baldwin up for success, as Sandburg was reputed for his plain-spoken free verse.
Chance posted the video to his Instagram Sunday. To learn more about Young Chicago Authors, visit the non-profit’s website.
This is me beatboxing while Alec Baldwin raps, he is for the people. Him, Alfred Woodard and Ali from Tribe came thru the city to help raise money for YCA, the organization that built and developed myself and @Malcolmlondon into the leaders we have become. Give it up for them. Beautiful leaders we can all learn from #Chicago #LongLiveTheYoung #YCA