After donating $1 million to the Chicago school system and setting up a contest for aspiring filmmakers to learn about the art from, Chance the Rapper is now using his Social Works non-profit to provide Chicago youth with music courses.
The Grammy winner announced Social Works is teaming with LANDR to present audio mastering classes for 75 kids this summer.
“The pursuit of creating art is a universally honest and necessary expression of our hopes, dreams, and emotions— art is rooted in our innate sense of curiosity, none more so than from the infinite imagination of our youth. However, these journeys of personal expression are never just black and white, and not every voice gets heard,” said Chance in a statement. “That’s why SocialWorks and LANDR are launching a summer program to provide students in Chicago the necessary tools to tell their stories to the world. Together, we’ll shape the musicians of tomorrow, by supporting the kids today.”
The SocialWorks and LANDR alliance will be part of the Kids of the Kingdom Summer Music Academy in Chicago.
LANDR – which is made up of a community of over 1 million music creators – will also donate $1 to SocialWorks for every new user that masters a track with its software between June 6 and June 20.
Chance the Rapper has made it cool for artists and celebrities to give back to their communities. Many celebrities already do this, but doing it so publically makes everyone more willing to give, and shows than maybe shoes and clothes are less important.