The Coloring Book artist is currently through 2/3’s of his North American, “Be Encouraged” tour. Two nights ago in Tampa he decided to bring out American Sign Language interpreters so that fans hard of hearing could enjoy the show without any complication. Chance has always been one of the most thoughtful artists to take the stage and his newest ambition is fully characteristic of that. The group, DEAFinitely Dope will be joining Chano on the rest of his tour.
“We’ve all been close to tears since we met him,” Kelly Kurdi, one of the interpreters said in an interview with CBS News, “because we just can’t believe that he’s willing to provide interpreters on his own,” They went on to say that it’s rare for an artist to provide this service, forcing deaf fans to bring their own interpreters.
Watch Chance announce the idea himself below:
Chance The Rapper is making history (per usual) as the first rapper to hire his own ASL interpreters from DEAFinitely Dope to bring on his tour
Posted by All Def Music on Wednesday, June 14, 2017