Alec Baldwin and Chance the Rapper

Alec Baldwin Raps with Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has worked with Justin Bieber and Madonna, but his latest collaboration may surprise you. While in Chicago for the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry festival, the Chicago MC met up with Alec Baldwin. The Oscar-nominated actor recited lines from Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago,” while Chance beatboxed.

Alec Baldwin and @Chancetherapper performing at #ltab2015

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“This is me beatboxing while Alec Baldwin raps, he is for the people,” said Chance. “Him, Alfred Woodard and Ali from Tribe came thru the city to help raise money for YCA, the organization that built and developed myself and @Malcolmlondon into the leaders we have become. Give it up for them. Beautiful leaders we can all learn from.”

The event raised money for Young Chicago Authors (YCA), an arts organization that promotes youth literacy, leadership, and storytelling.

The unlikely duo was also joined by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and actress Alfre Woodward.

In between his beatbox sessions with Alec, Chance has been in the studio with André 3000, Frank Ocean, and J. Cole, and is working on Donnie Trumpet’s album Surf.