Chance the Rapper Brings ‘Chain Smoker,’ Full Band to ‘Arsenio’

Arsenio Hall Chance Rapper Chain Smoker Video Chicago

Chance the Rapper visited The Arsenio Hall Show on Thursday night. While there was one particular moment dear to our hearts — the estimable host introduced him as “SPIN Magazine’s Rapper of the Year,” which he is — the true highlight was the Chicago MC/songbird’s band-backed performance of “Chain Smoker” from Acid Rap, which ranked mighty high on our Best Hip-Hop Albums and Best Albums (period) lists. Seen above, Chancelor Bennett gives it his all on the soulful song, even throwing in some MJ-inspired moves. Meanwhile, below you can see him sit down with Hall below for a brief interview in which he calls for peace in his hometown and advocates for the formation of a rappers’ union.

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