Happy Birthday Chance! 16 Thought-Provoking Lyrics We'll Never Forget

Do you have these songs from 2017 ESSENCE Fest headliner Chance The Rapper on your playlist?

Chance The Rapper is one of today's most innovative young artists who is steadily using his musical gifts and broad platform to further conversations about the issues that matter most to our communities.

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From speaking on the lack of concern for the safety, education and preservation of our young people, to referencing iconic figures and moments in Black culture, Chance never misses an opportunity to use his songs as a sounding board for spreading awareness. In honor of his 24th birthday, here's a look at 16 of his lyrics that'll have you revamping your playlist in no time. And who knows, maybe we'll even get to hear some of these when Chance hits the stage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July :-)