Chance the Rapper to perform at White House tree lighting ceremony

"I don't get invited to White House parties, but I was in it, I was reveling in it, I was drunk", the rapper said.

Despite never performing for Obama and First Lady Michelle before, Chance has family links to the President, going back to when his father, a community organiser in Chicago, worked for Obama when he was an IL state senator.

The hip-hop star is set to make his White House debut performance at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. on 1 December (16).

Chicago's Chance the Rapper is reportedly scheduled to appear at the White House tree lighting ceremony. Earlier this year, the POTUS already met with Lil Chano from 79ths to discuss criminal justice reform, and we learned he keeps keeps "Acid Rain" in steady rotation among other Chance songs. If you want to attend the show, you'll have to enter the lottery, which begins at 10 a.m. EST on October 7 and runs through 10 a.m. EST on October 10.

In an interview with GQ, Chance described a one-on-one conversation he had with the president during the April visit. He's a good man. Head over to The National Tree's website here to enter for the chance to attend the event and listen to Chance's latest project "Coloring Book" below. I think they were both in school the day that I went up there recently, but Barack was talking about it.

  • Salvatore Jensen