Ricketts shut down the sites belonging to his "ist" brands (Chicagoist, Gothamist, DCist, LAist) after writers decided to join a union. But public radio stations like WNYC in New York, KPCC in California and WAMU in Washington helped pick up the properties as Gothamist's founders searched for backers, according to the Washington Post.
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In the new single, Chance the Rapper also calls for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.
Last year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chance attended a Chicago City Council meeting to oppose the city's plans to spend $95 million on a new police training academy. Emanuel walked out before Chance could speak.
In the recent vote on Chicago Public Schools' closings, which Emanuel was involved in, Chance in March said he felt "cheated, angry, vengeful" about the decision, according to the Sun-Times.
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“I’m gonna live in Chicago until the day I die, and I may go away a bit and tour but I’ll always come back and lobby for y’all,” he added.
In addition to “I Might Need Security,” the rapper dropped three other singles this week: “Work Out,” “65th & Ingleside” and “Wala Cam.”
You can stream the new music from chanceraps.com or via Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon Music and SoundCloud.