Chance the Rapper Supports U.S. Olympic Basketball Hopefuls with New Song for Nike
Published Aug 10, 2016Like many of us this week, Chance the Rapper has got into the Olympic spirit. Unlike most of us, the artist has just unveiled a specialized, new anthem in support of USA Basketball's men's and women's teams, which he calls "Unlimited Together."
The Coloring Book musician's new tune arrives via a Nike ad, and it finds Chancellor working both his rap skills and familiar, friendly singing voice over a minimal piano arrangement. His lines generally cover themes of support and unity.
"We the people would like you to know that wherever you go, we're right by your side," he sings.
The black and white visuals find Chance the Rapper making his way across a soundstage, bathed beneath a projection of the U.S. flag. Elsewhere, apartment buildings and small businesses are blasted with video footage of the two separate U.S. basketball squads palling around.
For the men's team, we see Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Demar DeRozan and DeAndre Jordan smiling big. On the women's side of things, we see a group hug involving Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne and more. Being a Nike commercial, we also see plenty of close-ups of swoosh-marked sneakers.
Regardless of who you're rooting for in Rio, you can peep the Olympic-themed Chance single down below.