Chance the Rapper is all of twenty-four years old, and he's already pretty much the greatest rapper who ever lived, as last as far as humanitarian efforts and Kit Kat commercials are concerned. His latest move, announced in June 2017, is the coolest, proving that there's no limit to his wokeness. Break me off a piece of that awesome dude.
On June 13, Chance announced that he hired his own ASL interpreters to accompany him on tour.
via: Hip Hop DX
In an unprecedented move, he hired interpreters from the company, DEAFinitely Dope, to provide those who are hard of hearing the opportunity to enjoy his shows.
DEAFinitely Dope’s incredible mission, according to its website, is to unite “the hearing and Deaf community through music and sign language, breaking barriers in the process.”
He made the announcement in this Facebook video, posted by Amber Galloway Gallego.
“Hi, I’m Chance,” he says, with the help of an ASL interpreter. “I’m playing a show in Tampa tomorrow night and I want all of those who are hard of hearing and deaf in the Tampa area to come out and see our show. We’ll have interpreters at the show, which will be a new thing going forward to help everybody be able to experience the show.”
How cool is that?
Nita B Tellum's video shows one of Chance's concerts in action.
Tellum points out in her post that DEAFinitely Dope is a deaf-owned, black-owned company and that Chance is giving way free front row seats to deaf fans so they can get the best view of the interpreters.
We didn’t need another reason to love Chance the Rapper more, but we’re sure glad we got one.