Chance The Rapper has name-dropped fellow Chicagoan Derrick Rose in raps before.
In “Hey Ma,” off of his 2012 mixtape 10 Day, Chance rapped about the Chicago Bulls point guard and fellow Chicago rapper Kanye West.
Hey Ma, Hey Mama Jan; God just gave me another chance Rod just gave me another line, probably gave me another fan 7-7-3, Oh, since Kanye was a three-old Down the street from D. Rose, was practicing his free-throws
Fast forward three years to 2015, and Chance is back referencing Rose on BJ The Chicago Kid’s “Church.”
Loud like church folk, heavy like work load How you like miracles? Never sang, Kirk F, bang like Kirko Ankle like Kurt came back like Derrick Rose
Rose, 26, hasn’t returned to his MVP form of the past, but after multiple injuries to his knees, the 22-year-old Chance seems to consider it a successful comeback.