In June, Chance The Rapper made history by announcing a collaboration with Deafinitely Dope to bring sign language interpreters with him on his “Be Encouraged” tour. While rock acts have been doing this for some time, signing rapid fire rap takes some serious skill. Perhaps to return the favor to his interpreters--Kelly Kurdi and Matt Maxey--Chance recently learned to sign the descriptive opening to the Coloring Book track “Blessings (Reprise).” You can watch Matt and Kelly showing Chance the signs in the Pigeons and Planes video above.
Chance’s consideration for the deaf and hard of hearing is the latest in a litany of good deeds from the compassionate rapper. Earlier this year Chance donated a million dollars to Chicago Public Schools and encouraged other Chicago organizations to donate as well. More recently, Chance teamed up with singer Jamila Woods in an open call to aspiring student filmmakers to create a video for Woods’ song “LSD.” Keep it here at AXS for the latest Chance The Rapper news.