Saturday, December 1, 2018

Chance the Rapper's 15 min lesson on Chicago politics #twill

[VIDEO] If you recall Chance the Rapper bought Chicagoist (which was shut down in 2017 because the Ricketts family who owned parent DNA Info shut down all operations) and now we see the direction where he wants to take it. He's getting himself involved in the elections this years especially by endorsing one mayoral candidate.

Either way this video is quite hilarious and makes a few references to Ald. Ed Burke (Ward 14) who got his with a search warrant this past week. Either way while Chance himself plays a character he speaks to people out on the streets who either have no idea what an alderman does, how many wards are in Chicago, or even who their alderman are.

He even interviews many candidates for Alderman especially in the 9th and 15th wards. We see how difficult it is for someone to run for office in Chicago. What does it take to inject fresh blood into Chicago's city council? What does it take to make it easier to run for office in the city?

|Finally we see an hilarious performance by comedian Hannibal Buress who plays 51st Ward Alderman Al Duhrman (see what they did there). Anyway Al Duhrman is exactly what the stereotype of an alderman would be for many in Chicago or for sure outside of our city unfamiliar with what they do.

If this is the direction Chance is taking with Chicagoist, I'm looking forward to it! :P

Below for reference is a tweet that has a link to a Sun-Times article about Chance's vid.

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