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Video: Chance the Rapper honors Muhammad Ali at ESPYs with new song


The 2016 ESPY Awards closed out with a musical tribute to The Greatest of All-Time, Chance the Rapper.

After a speech by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a microphone was lowered from the rafters in traditional boxing style. As the microphone dropped to the stage, Chance the Rapper emerged and a video montage of Muhammad Ali began playing on the screen.

Ali, who passed away at age 74, then received an incredible tribute in the form of a new original song from Chance, who was joined on stage by Donnie Trumpet, Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale and Teddy Jackson.

You can check out the performance below:

Not only did Chance the Rapper serenade the crowd with the great tribute, he also took the time to have a little dance with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry backstage.

It looks like Chance the Rapper can call last night’s event a major success.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated,,, and many others.
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