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Chance the Rapper to address Dillard University's 2018 grads

Chance the Rapper to address Dillard University's 2018 grads

Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper will deliver this year's commencement address to graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans.

The school's 82nd Commencement ceremonies for more than 200 graduates will be held Saturday, May 12, at 8 a.m. on the campus' historic Avenue of the Oaks.

Dillard President Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough says Chance the Rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, is part of a new wave of artists who can openly talk about faith while being in hip hop, balancing the secular and the sacred. In 2017, the 24-year-old's independent project "Coloring Book" became the first streaming-only album to be nominated and win a...

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