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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Chance The Rapper

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    Today is Chance The Rapper's 21st Birthday. Turning 21 is a big moment in an individual's life, especially because you can buy liquor and attend big-boy events. So for Chance's special day, here are 21 facts you may not know about the Chicago spitter. Happy birthday, Chance.
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    Chance's little brother, Taylor Bennett, raps too

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    Chance had two previously-unreleased tapes before #10Day called Good Enough and Back To School Pack

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    #10day was inspired by his suspension for being caught smoking weed in high school
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    Chance is part of Chicago-based hip-hop colective Savemoney
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    Chance went to Jones College Prep in Chicago
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    Chance the Rapper met Lady Gaga’s Mom and rapped “Nostalgia” for her
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    “Missing you” was talking about Chance's close friend Rodney Kyles, Jr., 19, who was fatally stabbed right in front of him
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    The first album Chance ever bought was The College Dropout when he was in fifth grade
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    Chance has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
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    Chance and James Blake are currently roommates in California
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    The first time Chance ever recorded a song was when he was 14
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    Chance almost got into a fight with undercover cops in Asheville, North Carolina during a tour with Childish Gambino
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    Earl Sweatshirt was one of the main people Chance was listening to when he made #10Day
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    Both of Chance's parents worked in the government. His mother, Lisa, in the office of the Illinois Attorney General, and his father, Ken, as regional director for the Department of Labor
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    Chance's favorite pizza spot in Chicago is Lou Malnati’s
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    Chance has a band called The Social Experiment (comprised of Nico Segal, Nate Fox, and Peter CottonTale)
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    Chance’s mother owns tobacco fields in North Carolina
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    When Chance was interning for President Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, he was given a laptop from 1997 to work from. He was allowed to keep it, and started writing raps on it
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    Chance says appearing on a song with Lil Wayne was his favorite accomplishment

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