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Chance The Rapper Buys The Chicagoist Website

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Chance the Rapper released 4 new songs last night, and today we’ve learned that the Chi town  rapper offered a big lyrical surprise for the windy city. In the track “I Might Need Security”,  Chance raps, “I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist b****s outta business.”

What that means is that that the self made rapper has purchased the Chicagoist website from NPR affiliate WNYC.  This is because the local news entity and its sister sites were absorbed by various public radio stations when its original owners shut it down in reaction to the staff joining the writers guild union.  Following the lyrical sneak attack, Chance released an official statement explaining the good news.

“I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment … I look forward to relaunching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content.”

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