Chance The Rapper’s Dad: “Almost Surreal” Seeing Him Achieve His Dream

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Now a winner of three Grammy Awards, Chance the Rapper grew up in the West Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, and started performing when he was only 4 years old.

With pride, his father, Ken Bennett, showed off videos of a young Chancellor Bennett. He is equally proud of Chance the Rapper.

“It’s very exciting. It’s almost surreal,” he said. “It’s always a great thing when you can see your kids achieving their goals and their dreams.”

Just 23, Chance’s list of achievements was long even before winning his first three Grammys.

He performed a Christmas concert at the White House last year, is a national spokesman for Kit Kat chocolate bars, and has been a featured guest on prime time talk shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Chance also has partnered with a Detroit charity, The Empowerment Plan, to create heavy-duty winter coats to donate to the homeless. Each coat is sewn by women hired from shelters. The coats feature Velcro bags on the interior that can be pulled out to be used as a full sleeping bag. The…