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Why Chance The Rapper Buying Tickets From Scalpers Is Indeed “Historic”

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Update: If you didn’t get a chance to buy tickets to Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day Festival will be streamed on Tidal.

The concert will take place this Saturday in Chicago and will feature Lil Wayne, Tyler the Creator, Alicia Keys, and many more.

Chance The Rapper has seen some incredible highs in 2016. His third project Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to pierce the Billboard charts, he’s sparked the movement to get free albums recognized at The Grammys, and continues to tour and play talk shows while providing for kids in his hometown of Chicago. Organizing his own Magnificent Coloring Day festival is yet another notch in his belt, and he’s even taking that to the next level.

Over the course of the last week, Chance has been buying scalped tickets to the festival and reselling them to fans at a much lower price than they’d find on StubHub. Scalping is often a ticket buyer’s worst nightmare, but Chance turned his concern into action so fans could actually have the opportunity to buy.

Chance’s music always appeals to a sense of friendship. Even during high notes in melancholic songs like “Acid Rain” or “Summer Friends,” Chance comes across as an eager friend navigating life’s obstacles beside you. He proved it when he dropped the video for “Angels;” he proved it with his Chicago-area open mic nights and his coat drive for the homeless; and he’s proving it all over again by spending his own money to give fans the concert experience they deserve. That’s historic.

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