“I got the Chicago Blues/We invented rock before the Stones got through” —Chance the Rapper
Playing off both the subgenre of “Chicago Blues” and that uniquely melancholy feeling that being in The Chi gives you, Chance brings it back home for one of his more deep lines. Matching the sad but hopeful theme of the song, Chance is down about people in his life and his chaotic move from school to a full rap career. Still proud of his city, he notes a true story that most forget: Blues was early rock and roll. Breaking out before the Rolling Stones made it big, the Chicago scene set the stage and “threw” the stones that started the genre first. It takes something special for Chance to not only love a city, but to know its place within his career and life.