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Chance the Rapper to play SoxFest

Chance the Rapper to play SoxFest in Chicago

In the current hierarchy of rappers from Chicago, only Yeezus himself sits higher on the totem pole than Chance the Rapper. An avid White Sox fan, Chance burst onto the scene with his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap, which was digitally released for free download. 

All he's done since then is lend guest verses to songs by Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Skrillex, hop in the studio with some tutelage from Frank Ocean and super producer Rick Rubin, cover the Arthur theme song and throw out a first pitch for the White Sox.

Then, on Monday, Chance the Rapper posted a somewhat vague message to Instagram hinting that he'd be playing SoxFest, an annual preview for White Sox fans featuring appearances from current players and past greats.


A photo posted by Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on


A photo posted by Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on

This year's lineup had already started to take shape, with Jose Abreu, Adam Eaton, Tyler Flowers, manager Robin Ventura and members of the 2005 World Series championship roster slated to join the festivities.

With Chance on board, the 23rd annual SoxFest is sure to be bigger than ever. Who knows, maybe he'll even help Jose Abreu realize his dream of singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" before a White Sox game.

SoxFest 2015 is scheduled to take place from January 23-25 in Chicago. Weekend packages are available here.