Anita Baker Thanks Chance The Rapper For Helping Acquire Her Masters

Anita Baker gave Chance The Rapper a shout out at a recent concert for helping her gain ownership of her masters.

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More and more artists have gained control of their masters in recent times but it's an uphill battle. For Anita Baker, it may have not happened without the help of Chance The Rapper. The legendary soul singer recently performed in Chicago where she took a moment to applaud Chance The Rapper, revealing that he helped her gain ownership of her master recordings.

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"You should say hello to a friend of mine by way of the music industry and by way of helping me, helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings,” she said as she pointed to Chance. The Acid Rap artist stood up and shared his gratitude for the applause he received.

Later on, he praised Baker on Twitter for her influence and showmanship. "I saw one of THE greatest performances of my LIFETIME last night! Thank you so much @IAMANITABAKER for being an inspiration and an icon to so many of US," he tweeted.

The two continued to trade tweets after Anita wrote, "Had no idea you would be in our Midst. Such a nice Surprise. Brought Tears, to my eyes. Hope Ms. Essence enjoyed her Birthday. ABX."

Ms. Essence turns out to be a friend of Chance The Rapper but the fact that Anita Baker's attention to detail was that close clearly meant the world to the Chicago rapper. “WOW the fact that you remembered my friends name AND that it was her birthday just echoes what an INCREDIBLE PERSON you are on top of all that you’ve given artistically. Honored and blessed to call you friend miss @IAMANITABAKER," she wrote. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.