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Chance the Rapper buys Chicagoist website, criticizes Chicago politics in new song

By Allyson Chiu,

On Wednesday night, fans of Chance the Rapper were treated to a surprise release of four new singles.

The songs, available on all streaming platforms, include “Work Out,” “Wala Cam,” “65th and Ingleside” and “I Might Need Security.”

But within the NSFW lyrics of “I Might Need Security,” there was an even bigger surprise waiting to be discovered.

“I bought the Chicagoist/just to run you racist b—es [rhymes with witches] out of business.”

In what may be one of the more exciting announcements of a media company’s sale, the Chicago native used his song to reveal that he is the new owner of the Chicago-based news, food and culture website, which has existed only in archive form since being shut down by its former owner.


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