TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • In addition to the $2.2 million, Chance’s SocialWorks gave away 30,000 backpacks to students at last month’s Bud Billiken Parade.
  • More artists should take a page from Chance's playbook. 
  • Too many of these awards shows are just about recognizing the same stars over and over again. It's nice to put a spotlight on some real heroes and role models for once. 



At his SocialWorks summit Friday on Chicago’s South Side, Chance the Rapper revealed the 20 local public schools that will receive the $2.2 million in donations his New Chance Fund raised for arts education over the past six months.

Chance also announced the first-ever Twilight Awards, which will honor “teachers, parents, principals and students that convey leadership,” Pitchfork reports. The event, which will be hosted by James Corden, is scheduled to take place in June 2018.