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Chance the Rapper will unite music legends to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics, The Fader reported.

Through his company Social Function Productions, which is a full-service production firm, he will host a celebratory concert in collaboration with the organization that strives to transform the lives of those living with disabilities through sports, the news outlet writes.

The concert is slated to take place on July 21 in the rapper’s hometown of Chicago at the Huntington Bank Pavilion. Amongst those who are slated to perform include Smokey Robinson, O.A.R., Jason Mraz and surprise guests. Chance the Rapper may also take the stage himself. He took to Twitter to share the news with his fans.

The concert is just one of the festivities taking place during a week-long celebration of the Special Olympics’ 50-year existence.

Chance the Rapper has continually used his platform for social good. In the past, he teamed up with Google to donate $1.5 million to Chicago schools for the creation of more STEM education programs. He also launched the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund—an initiative designed to provide supplies and equipment for arts and reading programs in Chicago public schools. According to XXL Magazine, he recently did a surprise performance at a Chicago high school where “This is America” rapper Childish Gambino performed.


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