Chance The Rapper to Give Dillard University Commencement Speech

Due to his “civic engagement” and “spirit of being entrepreneurial and authentic.”

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Chance The Rapper has been announced as the commencement speaker at New Orleans’ Dillard University next month. The Chicago-born rapper is set to speak to 200 graduates at the ceremony, which will take place on May 12, with Dillard President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough explaining that Chance’s religious beliefs and the fact that he is “the artist that your grandmother would love” making him the ideal speaker.

Kimbrough also told Billboard that he thought Chance “made for a great commencement speaker because of his spirit of being entrepreneurial and authentic” as well as his “civic engagement, including encouraging people to vote and willingness to speak out on issues,” citing his recent opposition to a “terribly racist” Heineken advert as an example.

In related news, Chance also appears on Saba’s new Care For Me album.

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