Chance York

Chance York (Slim Chance) is a Minneapolis-born writer, and emcee. Work with his bands, Crunchy Kids and Eric Mayson's Detail, brought much attention to Chance as he launched as a solo act. He first released the Fed and Famished EP in April 2016. That spurred an abundance of local and regional shows, including opening for Chance the Rapper, DRAM, Saba, Chester Watson and more.

For Highest Self, released in December 2016, Chance tapped celebrated Minneapolis producer Big Cats! to create this project that embodied a full-on effort to shine a little light into the darkness during uncertain times. The lyrics are stacked with compassion, unity, and self-acceptance, on top of a foundation of heavy low-end and rapid hi hats.

Chance is a standout figure in the Minneapolis music community, a rapper with dynamic lyricism in a variety of capacities. His lyrics have been described as deeply personal yet universal. There's a radiant positivity with no attempt to ignore the gloom. Chance kicked off 2017 with a freestyle collab set with EDM producer, Beak Nasty, opening for Tipper, at the enormous Snowta NYE celebration in Minneapolis.

"Slim Chance shifts from micro to macro observations...He expounds on the darkness of everyday life, yet manages to make light of it through optimism and inventive humor." (Grant Tillery, Minnesota Daily)

"He knows he's going to win, though, you can probably feel it, too... With a style so elastic, so informed, so goddamn fun... (Jonathon Tolliver, Black Diet)

Past Shows


Jan
11
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jan
11
th
2019
7th St Entry

Sean Anonymous and DJ NAME

with deM atlaS, Greg Grease, Lady Midnight and more!
Dec
1
st
2018
Fine Line
Dec
1
st
2018
Fine Line

Sims

with AIR CREDITS, Chance York, Big Cats and more!
Aug
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry

Chance York and Big Cats

with Dua Saleh, student 1, DJ ROWSHEEN and more!
Mar
28
th
2016
7th St Entry
Mar
28
th
2016
7th St Entry

sol

with BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER, OTIENO TERRY and Chance York
Nov
20
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
20
th
2015
Mainroom

Future Fossils and Dead Prez

with CHESTER WATSON, BLVCK SPVCE, Chance York and more!
Sep
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

ProbCause

with Saba, Chance York and JAYLAP (of FUTURE FOSSILS)
Aug
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
7
th
2015
7th St Entry

Kids Like Us

with DJ Abilities, Chance York, Alex Wiley and more!

More Shows

Dec
6
th
7th St Entry

Human Impact

with CHILD BITE
Mar
7
th
7th St Entry

Sports

Mar
27
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Killer Queen

Oct
9
th
Palace Theatre

Drive-By Truckers

with Buffalo Nichols