Photos by Jake Krzeczowski
What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time I was interviewing Chance The Rapper for an article in the Sun Times as he prepared to play his first headlining show at The Metro. Yesterday, I had an opportunity to attend a rehearsal at the same storied venue on Chicago’s north side as Chance and company prepared for his first headlining national tour. It has been a year of “nexts” for Chancellor Bennett thus far and few moments embodied that more for me than taking in the rehearsal Sunday night. With backing from Peter CottonTale, Nico Segal, Nate Fox and Greg Landfair, along with Jake Lipp and a host of others, Chance isn’t looking to put on a show listeners are necessarily expecting. The core team of CottonTale, Segal, Fox and Landfair has been hard at work for weeks massaging out new arrangements and crafting a show that allows each song to reach its full potential on a live stage, something telling for an artist Chance’s age. Watching his rise has been crazy, but after seeing a small preview of what’s in store it’s safe to say this is all merely the beginning. Check out my photos from last night below and keep it locked to RH for continuing coverage of The Social Experiment Tour.