12.8.2017

Watch Chance the Rapper Play the Weatherman

Chance the Rapper becomes Chance the Meteorologist. Earlier today, Lil Chano from 79th handled the weatherman duties on WGN-TV in his hometown of Chicago.

Standing in front of the green screen, Chance was a natural comedian. While trying to share the expected weather in places like Kenosha and Waukegan, the Chi-town spitter played around with the studio’s technology.

Throwing on a green jacket, he matched the background, and blended into the screen. “I got invisibility cloak,” he joked. “If I have to check out books at the Hogwarts library, I can do that.”

Chance, who was on hand for the station’s drive-thru toy drive, didn’t seem too tripped up by the new profession. “It wasn’t hard at all,” he said. “I’m actually looking for a job.”

But Lil Chano didn’t end his fun there. The hometown hero also raced a miniature motorcycle down the network’s hallways, beating out an anchor in the process. “Easy,” he bragged afterwards. “Easy money!”

During the show, Chance spoke on the importance of creating opportunities in public schools. “The initial million dollars that went to CPS was only made available because of me and my team’s relationship to Ticketmaster and a lot of the other companies that were promoting and putting on my shows for my tour,” he said. “The million dollars wasn’t to save CPS. It was mostly to call attention to the disparities in funding when it comes to Chicago, as a district, in comparison to other districts.”

Outside of the toy drive, the Coloring Book star has continued his charitable streak. After donating $1 million to Chicago Public Schools, his non-profit organization SocialWorks earned a $1 million donation from Google earlier this week. The tech titan also gave $500,000 to Chicago Public Schools’ non-profit, Children First Fund.