Chance the Rapper stars in an informative, but comedic, new Chicagoist video that takes a deep dive into Chicago's political infrastructure.
Reporting as "Champ Bennett," Chance explains "one thing so grand, so mysterious, so essential": Chicago's aldermen, who govern the town's 50 wards.
Chance offers a rundown on what precisely an alderman is, how one turns into an alderman and what roadblocks one would possibly face to even be within the operating. (At one level, he feedback, "Wow, that shit sounds racist.”)
He additionally polls locals on the streets about their apparently restricted data of the the town's aldermanic elections and interviews candidates who're hoping to make a change.
Chicagoist is an area information and tradition web site that Chance bought again in July. "I sit up for re-launching it and bringing the individuals of Chicago an impartial media outlet centered on amplifying various voices and content material," he mentioned on the time.
Watch the 15-minute section under.