Chance The Rapper has shared a new freestyle rap, or “writing exercise”, based on colonialist atrocities in Africa. Taking to Instagram, The Chicago rapper shared the new video alongside photos and video clips. The rap seeks to highlight how African nations have been brutalised and plundered by colonial powers for centuries.
“They stung my savior on a rugged tree/ Mob violence and thuggery,” he raps. “Then they went to Congo for the rubber trees/ Cobalt, Vibranium, Gold mines filled to the brim look like a stadium/ Coffee for the Dutch man/ The French man gone Haiti them.”
This isn’t the first time Chance used his music to educate fans about the history of Africa. Back in February, he released an alternate video for his single ‘YAH Know’ via Instagram as part of his ‘Black History Month Project’
Titled ‘YAH Know (Historical Context Version),’ the video opens with a message reading: “This Black History Month, we want to celebrate some of the most important progress we have made as a People. This video highlights some revolutionaries and their revolutions.”