Chance the Rapper just gave 300 pairs of unreleased Jordans to high schoolers
Can Chance the Rapper do something mean, please?
Chicago’s philanthropic rapper brought an early Christmas to his home city on Monday, gifting 300 pairs of unreleased Jordan Retro 11s to a crowd of high school students.
Chance was attending his monthly Open Mike night, a youth event presented by his charity SocialWorks and the Chicago Public Library. The event coincided with the three-year anniversary of the death of Chance’s mentor, Chicago poet and activist Mike Hawkins, for whom the Open Mike events are named.
At Monday’s event, which featured rapper Korporate as a speaker, Chance took the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium stage, then gifted 300 pairs of $220 Jordan 11s to every single attendee — and these sneakers won’t be released until Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. ET.
On the anniversary of the passing of my mentor Brother Mike, @OpenMikeChicago had one of it’s best nights yet. Thanks to @Korporate00 for speaking and thanks to @Jumpman23 for bringing 300 pair of unreleased 11s for the young creatives. Until next year… POWER TO THE PEOPLE…
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2017
Seriously, this goddamn guy. As if setting up a $2.2 million fund for Chicago Public Schools’ arts programs, or donating one of his Grammys to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, wasn’t enough.