Chance The Rapper is encouraging fans to head to the booth this election by partnering with the NAACP for his Magnificent Coloring world tour. "Proud to announce I'll be teaming with @NAACP for #magnificentcoloringworld tour to bring Voters Registration to the show #staywokeandvote," he tweeted on Wednesday (Sept. 14). The NAACP responded on their own Twitter account, by retweeting the message and posting the hashtag, "#HowGreat."
Proud to announce I'll be teaming with @NAACP for #magnificentcoloringworldtour to bring Voters Registration to the show #staywokeandvote
- Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) September 14, 2016
- NAACP (@NAACP) September 14, 2016
Concert-goers will have the chance to register to vote at Chance The Rapper's tour stops as part of the organization's #staywokeandvote campaign. Volunteers with the NAACP's Youth & College Division will also be on-hand to help first-time voters register and vote in the Nov. 8 election.
"Chance the Rapper is an artist whose music praises and lifts up our common humanity, and whose call for action speaks to the yearning of this moment," said NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks in a release. "This year, more than it has in a generation, we must use the power of our voices and our votes and exercise our sacred right to vote."
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No stranger to DIY tactics, the Chicago rapper launched RapperRadio.com last month to help promote independent music on radio stations. "I want you to share my music in whatever city you're in with as many people as possible," he wrote on Twitter at the time. "The radio is like a huge listening party for people of all demographics to get in tune. In those moments it's mad ppl in harmony."
In other Chance-related news, Lil Chano also stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (Sept. 15) and raised hell in a faux corporate office at "Generic Records" for a performance of "No Problem" alongside special guests Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
He also discussed giving the shaft to music labels, telling DeGeneres, "I'm just trying to be an example for all the young artists that are becoming artists everyday and working on their craft and trying to help them avoid the pitfalls of the upper management in music and the non-music side of music."