During an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Chance the Rapper revealed that he hopes to stage the next Black Star Line Festival in Jamaica in January 2024.
“We’re actually thinking about hosting the next one in Kingston, Jamaica,” – said the American entertainer when quizzed about the festival.
Co-promoted by Vic Mensa, the festival takes inspiration from Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line, founded in 1919 by Black people to connect shipping and tourism between America, the Caribbean, and Africa.
The first edition of the festival, held in Ghana in January, attracted over 52,000 attendees and featured renowned performers such as Erykah Badu, Dave Chappelle, T-Pain, Jeremih, Sarkodie, Tobe Nwigwe, Asakaa Boys, and M.anifest.
Aside from his festival endeavour, Chance the Rapper will be joining the 23rd season of The Voice as the latest coach and is expected to release his latest album, Star Line Gallery, later this year.
Some of the rapper’s most popular songs include Angles, No Problem, I Might Need Security, Confident, featuring Justin Bieber, and Best Life featuring Cardi B. His collective sales in North America have surpassed 10 million to date.