Chance the Rapper Honors Obama Family With #ThanksObama Fashion Line

Chance the Rapper via Twitter
Chance the Rapper via Twitter

Chance the Rapper and his black-boy joy just doesn’t quit. And this time he’s using his notoriety and fan base to pay tribute to the Obama family with a new clothing line.

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Chance announced the project Thursday on Twitter with a link to ThankUObama.us.

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“With this project i wanted to timestamp a period in my life where i felt like i can do whatever i wanted to do and be whatever i wanted to be,” Chance wrote on his site. “The night Obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying ‘thank you’ and give me something to smile at every now and then when I look in the closet.”

The line includes a T-shirt with Malia Obama’s name, as well as one with a Notorious B.I.G.-esque photo of Barack Obama, as well as a shirt with “Barack N Michelle” written in black-and-pink graffiti with their anniversary date.

See the full line here.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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zakmckrackenandthealienmindbenders
zakmckrackenandthealienmindbenders

I wish these were less expensive. :(

There is a kid on my caseload who has shown just remarkable improvement over the past 18 months, and he has always been just off the charts proud about Obama being his President. Even when this kid first showed up—when he was honestly something of a little a-hole with a violent temper—he loved to wear around his tee shirt with Obama’s big smiling face on it. I’m leaving this particular job at the end of the week, and the kid is graduating soon, and I’d get him the Obama in a crown shirt but the most expensive grad gift we are allowed to give is 25 before tax.

It’s not that big a bummer, since there are plenty of other Obama shirts I can find elsewhere that will work, but these are great shirts and this dude who makes them also seems like a good guy to support.