Chance The Rapper’s Dad Was Against His Career Choice At First

Chance The Rapper’s Dad Was Against His Career Choice At First

Chance The Rapper’s Dad Was Against His Career Choice At First

At first, Chance The Rapper’s Dad Was Against His Career Choice.

The 27-year-old hip-hop superstar was known as the rapper among his family from a very young age, but when he decided to pursue music as a career, there was some “friction” between Chance and his parent, Ken Williams-Bennett – who was an aide to former Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

Speaking on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, he said: “The first rap I wrote was a song called ‘The Black Definition’ and I do not want to rap it right now.”

Asked by the host if everyone was supportive of him being a rapper growing up, he said: “I don’t know if they were supportive of it but it was understood.

Related Articles:  Ludacris x Chance The Rapper - Found You (download)

“It was a thing that people knew that I rapped since I was a kid.

“It was a thing I was into and I moved my hands and stuff.”

However, after a period of separation, Ken realised just how serious the Grammy-winner was about his music and he continues to school him on the business side of things to this day.

Chance who has daughters Kensli, five, and 14-month-old Marli with his wife Kirsten Corley – added: “My dad actually, right when I got out of high school, as parents do when their kids graduate from high school and they don’t go to college or get a job, It’s kind of like a friction thing.

Related Articles:  Justin Bieber & Chance the Rapper - 'Holy' Acoustic (download)

“But after we separated for a while, we got back together and he really helped guide me in terms of the amount of work and focus that I needed to work on it for the business side.

“And he still doing it to this day.

“But in the beginning my dad did not want me to be a rapper.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.