Chance the Rapper is a unique enigma in the music industry. He remains an independent artist whose individuality is propelling him up record charts. His latest album, “Coloring Book” taunts the lines between rap, and the typically perceived contrasting genre of gospel. The latest addition to this intriguing enigma of Chance the Rapper is his ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’.
The tour hit Houston Texas’ Revention Music Center on Saturday, October 15th and was uniquely Chance. The artist controlled the stage with a lightheartedness that seemed true to heart as he danced across the floor and brought to life the simplicity of younger days. With a stage full of moving, talking, singing, and praising puppets, Chance lured his audience into his creation. This world that he created, went against all that is normally expected at a rap concert. Instead, his show was presented in a very musical like fashion. A musical that evoked an energy in fans that I’d never seen. Regardless of the presentation, fans loved the show and didn’t miss a beat!
Beyond performing fans favorites, such as “Same Drugs” and “Angels”, Chance gave fans more than just great music. With words of wisdom, the humble kid from Chicago touched hearts with this show. During the performance of “Blessings” he slowed down the music to speak to the audience and spread a message of hope…
“Did you know that your blessing ain’t at no show, ain’t on no album, ain’t made of flesh, but it’s coming… Did you know that your blessing ain’t on my mixtape, ain’t at my show, is not of this world… but it’s coming.”
Lord, did this speak to my heart! After these words, I could see the purpose for Chance the Rapper above and beyond what melodies he may put together for his next great album. Chancellor Bennett, uses his platform to acknowledge his love for God and spread a message of hope.
The ‘Magnificent Coloring World Tour’ was very much different from any other rap concert I’ve been to. It once again proved that Chance the Rapper is uniquely him, an enigma in the music industry, but one that is very much needed.