During a run-through of his loopy, lusty song “Lost,” Chicago MC Chance the Rapper got a little lost himself. He fell off the stage at Club Nokia.
That’s what it looked like, at least, when the 20-year-old abruptly disappeared from view mid-verse, only to be lifted back to his feet by a few tense security guards seconds later.
The rapper seemed fine afterward, but it was an apt metaphor for his sometimes-enthralling but often halting show on Thursday night. One of hip-hop’s finest new talents is, quite literally, finding his footing as a live performer.
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The entrance to Chicago's Navy Pier on a crisp Dec. 1, 2011.