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Alec Baldwin gives rapping a shot with Chance the Rapper

Baldwin is 'for the people.'


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Mar 2, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 10:05 am CDT

When Chance the Rapper isn’t covering the theme to PBS kids’ show Arthur or teaming up with Mark Ronson, he’s beatboxing with Alec Baldwin.

Over the weekend, the rapper posted a video to his Instagram showing Baldwin rapping the words to Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago,” while Chance beatboxes. The two were apparently both in Chicago for a Young Chicago Authors event, and, as Chance relates, Baldwin is “for the people.”

Baldwin needs to work on his flow a bit, but we’ll applaud his effort. Sandburg’s poem is really beautiful, and here’s the passage he’s reciting if you can’t make it out:

…for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys/And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.

Baldwin then attempted to spit rhymes on Twitter.

In other rapper/actor chill sesh news, Bill Murray and Rick Ross also hung out this weekend.

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2015, 6:08 pm CST