Chance the Rapper’s Social Experiment Tour invaded Nashville, TN for a sold out show at Cannery Ballroom on November 26th. Nashville is known for it’s hip hop shows being “hit or miss,” especially when the show is during the week and the artist isn’t performing at major venues like the Bridgestone Arena. However, the 20 year old Chicago emcee brought out a very diverse crowd consisting of people of all ages. We first caught Chance The Rapper live in Nashville this summer as an opening act on Mac Miller’s Space Migration Tour. Now that the unsigned, yet highly successful emcee has stepped out on his own tour, it was clear he called all the shots.
Chance’s tour opened with a live band (yes, trumpets and all), huge LED screens that displayed videos, as well as a cleared stage, which we later learned was in case he hit his traditional Chicago Footwork. With the crowd already lined up around the building upon doors opening, the show spoke success before even beginning. Chance took the stage and the energy was lifted in a matter of seconds. Chance performed songs from both mixtapes he has released, Acid Rap and 10 day. It is amazing to say he has only release the two mixtapes, yet he holds such a presence of a well known artist in front of millions.
Chance performed songs including “Cocoa Butter Kisses,” “Smoke Again,” “Brain Cells,” and the overly popular Everybody’s Something. Chance displayed such an awe for the packed out crowd that spoke volumes on his humility and humbleness as an artist. Constantly displaying his love for the crowd by high-fives, “thank you’s,” and other ways to connect with the crowd, Chance kept the attention of his crowd from beginning to end. 2L’s photographer Monique covered the show and has a visual sample of what those who chose not to attend in the cold weather missed out on.