SXSW Sydney announces Chance The Rapper to talk 50 years of hip-hop

SXSW Sydney keeps bringing it, newly announcing Chance The Rapper as a guest speaker on all things hip-hop

Sydney, Australia – Monday 11 September – Get ready to dive deep into the heart of one of music’s most influential genres as multiple GRAMMY Award winner Chance The Rapper takes the stage at South by Southwest Sydney 2023 this October!

Amidst a spectacular lineup of over 1,000 groundbreaking events and sessions covering Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen, and Culture, Sydney is set to become the global epicenter for the creative industries.


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Chance joins a chorus of artists from around the world, uniting to celebrate the monumental 50-year legacy of Hip Hop. With roots deep in the soul of Chicago’s South Side, Chance reflects on the profound impact this culture has had, not just on his beloved city, but on a worldwide community of fans. Hailed by none other than President Barack Obama as an “outstanding role model,” Chance is more than a musician; he’s a force for positive change.

As a rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and dedicated humanitarian, Chance continues to pave the way for future generations through his SocialWorks foundation and the globe-trotting Black Star Line Festival.

In Chance’s own words, “As we commemorate 50 years of Hip Hop in 2023, I’m reminded of the transformative power this culture holds, not only on the global stage, but on the very streets of Chicago’s South Side. Hip Hop has given rhythm to our stories and a canvas for our creativity. I am genuinely thrilled to join SXSW Sydney as a speaker and delve into the transcendent legacy of Hip Hop.”

This October, let’s come together in Sydney for an unforgettable celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop with the incomparable Chance The Rapper!