Chance The Rapper addresses violence and murder in his hometown and why he thinks it’s continually so aggressive.
Chicago’s Chance The Rapper has become somewhat of a rarity in the Windy City. As someone who has lifted off without an affiliation with the drill scene, Chance has a unique perspective when it comes to violence and violent lyrics in music.
“My theory is that it’s just fear,” Chance said. “People are just afraid and there’s a mentality of no lacking shit where niggas don’t want to be caught lacking and feel like everyone’s out to get me and nobody’s on my side.”
Chance also said that the paranoia starts at an early age and has made kids reach for a weapon before they are even legally allowed to drive a car.
“Them 15-year-olds got guns, 14-year-olds got guns, 13-year-olds got guns,” he said. “It’s because of how accessible that shit is to kids and I really don’t know where the center point is or where all the violence is coming from.”