Last night, Chance The Rapper
hit the ESPY Awards to perform a tribute to Muhammad Ali. The rapper debuted a new song for his tribute to the all-star boxer.
Chance was backed up by a full choir which included Donnie Trumpet, Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale, and Teddy Jackson, whom he collaborates with regularly. I don't know what it is, but when a song has a choir in it, I am automatically in love.
The tribute performance was amazingly emotional with clips and sound bites from Ali talking about life, God, and post-retirement plans to better the world placed within it. Muhammad Ali was an incredible boxer but he was an incredible man as well.
Perfectly fitting for the performance, Chance performed his new song singing from a hanging boxing ring microphone that was suspended from the ceiling.
The song is great, Chance is talented, and I am pretty sure I have a huge crush on him.