Chancelor Bennett—better known as Chance the Rapper—is one of the coolest people on the planet. Earlier today, he released a ridiculously good remix music video; I think I've watched it at least 10 times.
Even if his music isn't your thing, you can still appreciate his place in culture. At just 24—born the same day as Cubs outfielder Albert Almora—Chance has millions under his influence. He's especially tied to his hometown of Chicago, a place he has invested time, influence, and money. In March, he donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, an amount that was later matched by the Chicago Bulls.
If all that doesn't make you like him, how about his love for the White Sox? Before the 2016 season, he partnered with the team to sell a new line of hats. The hats are so amazing that I've come very close to buying one several times (somehow Paul doesn't own one yet). Amazing would not be the word you'd use to describe Chance's first pitch to start last year.
That wasn't the only time Chance has tied himself to the Sox. Here are a few other high-profile performances done in White Sox garb.
By far the best part of Chance's White Sox connection is that he actually wears the hat enough to make it look normal. You can't fake a "worn" hat.
According to reports, Chance wanted to wear his White Sox hat on the cover of his record-breaking album, "Coloring Book." The White Sox rejected his pitch to be a "team spokesman," so Chance decided to go with the now famous "3."
What could have been...
Keep up the good work, Chance. And if the White Sox won't take you, come on over to the North Side. Probably wouldn't be good for your #brand. But maybe an Illini hat?