Chance the Rapper, via tumblr.com
Update: Friday at 11:40 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Just got word that Chance the Rapper will not perform at Hebru Brantley’s pop-up shop today at 3 p.m. He will, however, make an appearance and sign autographs.
A few hours after Bronzeville-born and internationally known Chicago artist Hebru Brantley opens his pop-up art shop during Lollapalooza Friday, Chance the Rapper will drop by to perform. His show begins at 3 p.m.
Open from August 2 through 4, for eight hours each day, Brantley’s storefront (dubbed “Penny Candy”) will feature Hebru Brand merchandise and lots of beats — some, like Chance’s, performed live. Brantley’s work is and has long been inspired by music of all kinds, and famous clients include Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Lupe Fiasco and Lil Wayne.
“He possesses this intensity, this quality – and it really is a quality – that makes him scrunch his chipmunk face into a fist, only to open it up like it’s a magic trick. His energy is addictive, persuasive: he tells everyone to put their right hand on their hip, their left in the air, to whirlybird around while screaming “ZAN ZAN ZAN ZAN” – I am surrounded by teapots on the fritz. If his music is inspired by LSD, his stage performance is sponsored by meth, sugar and Citgo.”
Hebru Brantley Presents “Penny Candy”
August 2-4 from Noon to 8 p.m.
902 S. Wabash