Chance The Rapper's blend of Gospel and Hip Hop is refreshing to the culture
Chance The Rapper's album "Coloring Book" has shades of Gospel all the way through it. He is taking gospel music mainstream. On his breakout tape, 2013's Acid Rap, he and his band The Social Experiment played around with sounds of the church — organs and hand claps and layered harmonies reminiscent of a choir. Chance also used Acid Rap to speak directly about his faith and worship, with crystal-clear lyrics like: "I am a new man, I am sanctified. I am holy, I have been baptized."More recently, on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, he had a scene-stealing verse on the powerfully spiritual opening track, "Ultralight Beam." Kirk Franklin, one of the most recognizable names in gospel, was also featured.
Check him out here in concert dropping lines from a classic.