Chance the Rapper Investigates Chicago's Political System in New Video

Co-starring Hannibal Buress.

Entertainment
14,608 Hypes 10 Comments

Chicago employs what’s known as an alderman system to govern 50 of the city’s wards, but most residents are likely in the dark about the austere position, and what the functions of an alderman even are. To shine some light on the subject, Chance the Rapper disguises himself as Champ Bennett to explore Chicago’s aldermen.

The fifteen minute clip breaks down the responsibilities of the 50 representatives, with some help from Hannibal Buress (who portrays the fictitious Ald. Durhman), real-life Chicago citizens, journalists and current aldermanic candidates. By illuminating an otherwise mysterious element of Chicago’s politics, Chance aims to explain the role of aldermen and why citizens should care about who they vote for — alderman boast impressive influence over nearly every decision made within their ward, and have a budget of over $1 million USD to carry out their tasks.

The video is also the first production from Chicagoist, a local news site that went under in November 2017, but was purchased by Chance this past summer. Watch it in full above.

Meanwhile, Chance was recently tapped to be a judge on Netflix’s new hip-hop reality series.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Chance the Rapper Shares New Trailer for Upcoming Concert Film 'Magnificent Coloring World'
Music

Chance the Rapper Shares New Trailer for Upcoming Concert Film 'Magnificent Coloring World'

Filmed in 2017 after he won three Grammy awards for ‘Coloring Book.’

Chance the Rapper Draws Comparisons Between Kanye West and Michelangelo
Music

Chance the Rapper Draws Comparisons Between Kanye West and Michelangelo

“He’s obviously a legend.”

Chance the Rapper Reveals His "Ultralight Beam" Lyrics That Kanye West Didn't Like
Music

Chance the Rapper Reveals His "Ultralight Beam" Lyrics That Kanye West Didn't Like

Sharing that he “had to go back and forth” with Ye to let him keep the line.


'The Proud Family' Reboot Adds Chance the Rapper, Lil Nas X and More To Star-Studded Cast
Entertainment

'The Proud Family' Reboot Adds Chance the Rapper, Lil Nas X and More To Star-Studded Cast

Disney+ is working on a remake of the classic animated series.

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019 Celebrates America's Indomitable Hustle
Fashion

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2019 Celebrates America's Indomitable Hustle

Packed with leopard print and leather.

nonnative & ASICS Team for GORE-TEX-Lined Yeti Boots
Footwear

nonnative & ASICS Team for GORE-TEX-Lined Yeti Boots

Executed in tonal beige.

Sasquatchfabrix. SS19 Blends Kimono With Sportswear
Fashion

Sasquatchfabrix. SS19 Blends Kimono With Sportswear

Japanese tradition meets Western athleticism.

Official Imagery of the Carhartt WIP x Nike Air Max 95
Footwear

Official Imagery of the Carhartt WIP x Nike Air Max 95

Dropping this week.

Advent Calendar Day 2: A$AP Rocky x Under Armour SRLo "Black"
Footwear

Advent Calendar Day 2: A$AP Rocky x Under Armour SRLo "Black"

Housed inside ‘TESTING’-inspired packaging and joined by industrial stickers.


Advent Calendar Day 2: Toy Qube Astro Boy NYC Sculpture
Art

Advent Calendar Day 2: Toy Qube Astro Boy NYC Sculpture

The legendary robo invades NYC.

Advent Calendar Day 2: Prada Dahlia Flame Printed Shirt
Fashion

Advent Calendar Day 2: Prada Dahlia Flame Printed Shirt

Flowers meet flames.

Advent Calendar Day 2: Lauryn Hill 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' 12" Vinyl LP
Music

Advent Calendar Day 2: Lauryn Hill 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' 12" Vinyl LP

One of the most important albums ever made.

Heineken Taps Union for Japanese-Made "Green Collar" Capsule
Fashion

Heineken Taps Union for Japanese-Made "Green Collar" Capsule

Workwear staples, precisely redesigned.

MLB Taps EXO for Its FW18 Collection
Fashion

MLB Taps EXO for Its FW18 Collection

Logo-heavy wears.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.