Chicago’s Chance The Rapper is a thriving businessman and the credit might go to Hollywood’s Donald Glover. The hip-hop superstar has revealed what key career advice he received from the “Atlanta” star.
According to Chance, Glover previously told him to add a business manager to his growing brand.
“Donald Glover told me when I was, like, 19 to hire a business manager. He said it was the smartest 5 percent he ever gave up, and I agree, just in terms of structure and planning. That same year I was chilling with Jill Scott, and she asked me how I was dealing with my finances. Then she broke down to me how I should delegate money to my family, to my own needs, to my craft and, of course, to my taxes.” (Billboard)
Earlier this week, Chance starred in a new commercial for chocolate giant Kit Kat.
The 23-year-old hip-hop star is seen wearing a bear suit and shopping for Halloween candy (Kit Kats only, of course) when his wrapper alter ego calls out to him. And as promised, we get Chance’s version of the Hershey brand’s famous “Gimme a Break” jingle—a slow, crooning piano version of it, as it turns out. (Ad Week)
Back in May, Chance’s Coloring Book mixtape made history after its initial Apple Music exclusive release.
The independently released album bowed exclusively through Apple Music’s streaming service on May 13 and launches at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with 38,000 equivalent album units. Nearly all of those units were generated by streams of the albums tracks via Apple Music, equating to 57.3 million streams. (Each streaming equivalent album unit is equal to 1,500 streams from an album.) (Billboard)
Last spring, rap star Kanye West co-signed Chance’s Coloring Book.