Chance the Rapper Buys Chicagoist, Promises to Investigate Rahm Emanuel - Hit & Run

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 20, 2018

The public radio station says Chance the Rapper's Social Media LLC purchased all of the Chicagoist's assets, including its archives, internet domain and social media channels. Now three years later, the two team up again on three new singles released by Chance yesterday, and produced by Lido.

The announcement came on the song "I Might Need Security".

As if that all weren't already enough, Chance the Rapper announced a Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert with Usher, Smokey Robinson, Jason Mraz, O.A.R., Daya, Francis and the Lights, and other special guests.

Chance the Rapper may not be dropping his album this week, but he did drop four new tracks at midnight. and we're here to talk about one of them, "I Might Need Security".

WNYC initially gained ownership of the Chicagoist when the company acquired the Gothamist and associated sites in February.

Chicagoist was part of the local news empire that started with New York City's Gothamist, founded in 2003. "WNYC's commitment to finding homes for the -ist brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site", Chance said in a statement.

Laura Walker, President and CEO, New York Public Radio, which includes WNYC, also released a statement: "We are delighted that the Chicagoist assets are finding a new home in the hands of a proud Chicagoan". The rapper calls it an "integral local platform" and notes that when he relaunches it, it will be "an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content".

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