By: Kyle Daniels
Chance the Rapper has always found ways to highlight the talent in his hometown of Chicago. Last week, he continued to show the city love in a major way.
Chance, the official ambassador of All-Star weekend in Chicago—invited the South Shore Drill Team to perform with him during his NBA All-Star halftime show at the United Center on February 16th.
The performance group is a city staple for events. They’re featured annually in the Bud Billiken Day Parade and even performed at the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama.
According to the Chicago Suntimes, “the full team includes about 175 members, ranging in age from 8 to 22. Between 55 and 60 members are expected to perform at the United Center.”
If you’re wondering what audiences can expect—Drill team spokeswoman Stella Natufe shared, “You can look forward to what you’re used to seeing at the Bud Billiken Parade, but with a little more flair.”
Natufe also shared that she’d known for about a week about the Chance invitation but only let team members this past Monday.
News footage of the team finding out about the invitation from Chance has circulated and they were truly overjoyed!