In recent weeks, things have not been looking good for the streaming service SoundCloud. Rumors have been circulating that the popular site would only be able to stay afloat for fifty more days, and industry experts had more or less agreed that the streaming service was on its last leg and not going to last much longer. After firing a good chunk of their staff due to budget cuts, SoundCloud clarified that they were fully funded through Q4, though projections for the company still looked bleak.
However, such projections failed to take into account one thing: Chance The Rapper. Chance holds a special place in many of our hearts, not just for his music, but for his philanthropic streak that has widely gained him fans from all walks of life. After donating millions of dollars to Chicago Public Schools, it’s clear that the independent artists digs being a hero. Yesterday, Chance tweeted the following:
I’m working on the SoundCloud thing
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2017
Turns out Chance did some hard work fast, as this morning, the rapper tweeted this:
Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2017
SoundCloud confirmed the word that it was around to stay, later posting this to its official Twitter page:
*airhorn* Spread the word: your music isn’t going anywhere. Neither are we.
— SoundCloud (@SoundCloud) July 14, 2017
Bless you, Chance the Rapper, for being the hero we don’t deserve.