Chicago based choir Joshua’s Troop found out that they have a huge celebrity fan…Chance the Rapper! The Chicago rapper put out an APB on Twitter trying to find the choir according to leader Percy Bady Jr.
“I checked my messages when I got out of church, and Chance had called me personally,” Gray Jr. tells Billboard. “He left a message, who does that?!”
Chance invited the choir whose members range in age from mid teen to mid 20s to perform at his Open Mike Chicago event put on by his organization SocialWorks. Choir member Brittney Gray (daughter of leader Percy Gray Jr.) says that the opportunity to connect with Chance is huge!
“I’ve been trying to explain to my dad the magnitude of what’s happening right now,” Brittney said. “My dad is older, so he knows who Chance is but doesn’t really understand his impact in the industry and especially in Chicago, because Chance means so much to young people in this city. He’s a breath of fresh air.”
Joshua’s Troop is best known for their 2008 song “Everybody Clap Your Hands.”