by Jimby Sisto
There exists a superfluity of statistics designed to assess talent and impact with unmistakable precision, which in baseball is called sabermetrics. But how do you truly quantify the immense cultural impact that musicians have? Surely billboards and awards are one thing, but few people out there have a palpable aura around them that seems to emanate a sense of trailblazing mastery. Chancellor Johnathan Bennett is one of those people, sending the world into a fiery frenzy thanks in part to his originality and rousing mixtapes. Chance seems destined to be hanging with Whoopi Goldberg celebrating their EGOTs soon, yet he also seems just as likely to be spotted at a local pop-up show around Wicker Park. The man exudes pure confidence and harmony that manifests itself in the feral wonkiness of a dude on the cusp of something transcendent. Skies aren’t the limit for Chance. He seems to already be veering out of the Milky Way.