Chicago’s hometown hero, Chance The Rapper, led thousands to an early voting site on Monday evening after his “Parade To The Polls” concert, according to USA Today.
In conjunction with the rapper’s non-profit organization, Socialworks, Chance performed for free at Grant Park’s Petrillo Music Shell ahead of the march. The location was moved from the Virgin Hotels Chicago due to capacity concerns, the outlet writes.
Chance and the social justice organization, the Black Youth 100 project, led thousands of Chicago millennials to an early voting site on Washington Street, where lines stretched for blocks, according to WLS.
According to WLS, Cook County broke early voting records, surpassing numbers set in the 2008 election. By 8 p.m., more than 438,212 people had cast a ballot at the polls using early voting, grace period voting or vote by mail.
Last week, the rapper along with Jay Z, Beyoncé, Big Sean and J. Cole, performed at Hillary Clinton‘s get out the vote rally in Cleveland. The star-studded group also appear in a last-minute TIDAL campaign aimed at millennial voters, Billboard Magazine reports.
“She’s running this battle right now, she’s killing this race but she needs all of our help as American citizens to go out on November 8 and cast our vote,” Chance says in the three minute spot.
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