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Alec Baldwin gives rapping a shot with Chance the Rapper

Baldwin is 'for the people.'

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Mar 2, 2015   Updated 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.

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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.”

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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:

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…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.

H/T Pitchfork | Photo via k.par.photo/Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0)

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