Born in 1993 in Chicago, IL, Chance The Rapper is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His real name is Chancelor Jonathan Bennett. Chance is part of the Hip Hop collective Savemoney alongside Vic Mensa, Joey Purp, Towkio, Nico Segal and others. He listed Kanye West, James Brown, MC Hammer, Prince, Eminem and others as major influences. His music generally contains jazz-inspired melodies and gospel influences.