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Kanye West Brings Out Chance The Rapper For Chicago Sunday Service | Billboard News


Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen Kanye West stage his Sunday Service events in Dayton, Ohio and Watts, Calif. and now most recently: his hometown of Chicago. Ya know..Chi-town? Maybe I shouldn’t try his lyrics like that? That was from his “Homecoming” music video and the service over the weekend was quite the homecoming indeed. In a light gray sweat suit and black sunglasses, West emerged from behind the large stage a little after 9 a.m. and pushed his way through the dense mass of people, saying in a clip being shared a lot online right now, before he walked through: “Watch this. This my city.” For most of the hour-and-a -half long service, West remained content to observe the proceedings and watched as others threw themselves wholeheartedly into the service while also jumping in to perform a slew of Kanye favorites. The audience delighted in re-arranged versions of his numerous modern classics including “Fade” and “Father Stretch My Hands,” which soared thanks to the addition of the lush, choir-filled harmonies. Hm, I can hear them now. And of course being Chicago, Chance The Rapper appeared for a fiery rendition of his scene-stealing verse on “Ultralight Beam.” As far as we could tell Kanye and choir didn’t bust out any new snippets from ‘Jesus Is King,’ his Sunday Service inspired ninth studio album set to arrive Sept. 27th. So what’s your take on Kanye’s Sunday Service and the buzz of his upcoming Gospel-inspired album? Let us know! For Billboard News, I’m Paul Costabile.

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