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Chance the Rapper recently released four new songs on Wednesday and in one of his songs he announced that he brought Chicagoist, the local news site recently owned by WNYC. On the track “I Might Need Security,” Chance rap “I brought the Chicagoist/ just to run you racist b****s out of business.”
Chance released a statement through WNYC stating he was “extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist.” He calls this the integral local platform for Chicago news, events, and entertainment. According to the New York Times, “Chance focus on relaunching the site would be to bring Chicagoans an independent media outlet focus on amplifying diverse voices and content .”
The Chicagoist was shuttered in November when its owner Joe Ricketts reacted to unionization efforts in the New York City offices by terminating the parent company’s portfolio of local sites.
The site will be back and running in no time thanks to Chance the Rapper.
Source: New York Times
Written By: Fantasia Harvey