A signature style becomes a memorabilia of one’s legendary work. Chance the Rapper, born on 16th April 1993, boasts many hats– he is a rapper, singer & songwriter, and philanthropist.
The Chicago native released his first mixtape in ’10 Day’ in 2012, starting a ripple of melodious rapping with his sweet voice yet spitting striking bars. His name echoed through the hip-hop scene with just a few songs.
Riding on this wave, he soon released his second mixtape in ‘Acid Rap’ in 2013. The album reflects his glow-up as he went from rapping about being a suspended student for weed possession in 1st mixtape to all-encompassing storytelling about his neighborhood in Acid Rap.
This acid had elements of gospel, classic soul, acid jazz, blues-rock, ragtime scat, and juke, all of which also emulated the vibe of deeply meaningful poetry.
And hence, Chance the Rapper became an influential name in the hip-hop community, as the rapper whose bars are about the ‘chances we take in life, make our life!’
Now, his sophomore album was the marker for whether he deserves a permanent plaque in the hip-hop scene. Chance began preparing for his next album, and the fans noticed a peculiar teaser on his hat. What was this sign? What did it mean?
Why Does Chance Wear a ‘3’ Hat?
Chance was always obsessed with wearing baseball caps; it was his signature style.
“I used to always rock a cap when I was in high school and get them taken away. It was an excessive amount. Like, so often that at the end of each school year, there would be a box of all the confiscated caps. After they gave back a few caps to other kids, they would just give me the box because the rest were all my hats. So I think, in one part, it’s a rebellion,” he said in a GQ interview.
Thus he found his way to announce his 3rd album, ‘Coloring Book.’ He designed his set of caps with the number ‘3’ on them; a genius marketing strategy, to say the least.
With heavy undertones of gospel music, ‘coloring book’ became one of the most powerful releases of 2016. The album covers his addiction and his struggle against it. He also mentions how he found God and how it helped with his fight.
Is Chance the Rapper Religious?
Chance is a devout Christian. Although his faith was tested at one phase in his life, his belief in Christianity was reformed after the birth of his daughter, who suffered through heart complications. One of the possible reasons why he wears a ‘3’ cap is his belief in the holy trinity.
How Many Kids Does Chance the Rapper Have?
Chance has two adorable daughters, Kensli and Marli, with his wife, Kirsten Corley. With the birth of his first daughter, Chance considered his close family of three symbolic of his ‘3’ cap. After his daughter’s health complications, he prioritized them while postponing his tour in 2019.
Chance the Rapper’s Recent Controversy
On Chance’s 30th birthday, he visited Jamaica. There he sparked a controversy when he was found dancing inappropriately with another woman.
Ever since then, rumor mills have been running about a possible split with his wife. Kirsten later posted a cryptic post by Maya Angelou, talking about marriage.
Regardless, both seem to have come to terms with it and are working on it.
In better news, Chance the Rapper will be the new coach on the Voice, the throne passed by Blake Shelton.
So what do you think of his ‘3’ caps? Do you like the minimal yet symbolic design?
Do you have any such symbolic superstitions you like to follow? Let us know in the comments section below.