Watch Chance the Rapper's Beautiful Tribute to Muhammad Ali at the ESPYs
Chance the Rapper's musical tribute to Muhammad Ali at the EPSYs last night turned out even more beautiful than we could have imagined. Following a short speech in remembrance of Ali by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the stage lights went dark and a video screen surrounded by stars began a powerful montage filled with audio clips and photos of the late legend. After a moment, a mic lowers from the ceiling, as it would to begin a boxing match, and Chance stepped out in an all black suit and his Chance 3 cap. Joined by Peter Cottontale, Donnie Trumpet, Jamila Woods, Stix, Teddy Jackson & more, Chicago's son starts off with a Sinatra-esque croon leading us into a song focused on looking back on a life well lived and readiness to meet God. The song's bridge sees Chance channel Muhammad himself, managing to capture Ali's magical confidence and way with words - "ain't no one prettier, ain't no one wiser, ain't no one better, better" - so much so one might not be surprised if it was a quote from the Champ himself. The performance made for an incredible end to an already memorial night. Watch it below.