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A Letter to Chance the Rapper: Blogmas Day 14

Dear Chance,

Yesterday, I watched the SNL episode where you performed. I watched it like a proud sister would. When they announced your name I squealed in excitement and allowed myself to be fully immersed in your performance (meaning I actually put down my phone and watched).

And you made it easy. You are magical, Chance. You have it. You are the first independent artist to ever perform on SNL. And you kicked it off by introuducing a new song. Not only was it a new song, but it was a song thanking God for you being where you are. And that is amazing. You were giving off the same energy in front of that small audience that you would give if you were performing for a large festival crowd.

And then you performed "Sunday Candy," a song I absolutely adore. I can't think of too many other songs that's focus on the love of a grandmother. And you capture it so beautifully. It reminds me of my own grandmother and granny (great grandmother), who are no longer with us, and makes me smile because I think many of us think of our grandmothers in the same way. And for you to take that beauty to SNL, man. 

You did exactly what I expected you to do. You absolutely shined on that stage, and your song choice was top notch.

Chance, I want to take this time to thank you for focusing on making great music instead of money. You have turned down every major record label, who I'm sure were offering big deals, to keep the same quality of music you've always given. You talk about so many things in your songs, and it's so refreshing. You have done nothing but get better with time.

You are music. And I'm so glad that other people recognize that, and that more people are waking up to learn that. I'm so incredibly proud of you. I'm not sure how much that means since you don't have the slightest clue who I am. But just know that I'm proud of you and rooting for you. I will always support anything that you do.

Thanks Chance the Rapper.

P.S. That Milly Rock though!!

Ellen

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