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Grammys 2017: Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin and gospel choir take audience to church

The acts hit the Grammy stage with a sprinkle of super soul Sunday.

Chance The Rapper had just about perfect Grammy night as predicted. The Chicago MC won multiple awards including Best New Artist and Rap Album of the Year and he ended with a soul touching, uplifting performance of “How Great”

Joined by Gospel Greats Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann, Chance stood at the mic stand, dropping anointed rhymes to start.

“Magnify, magnify, lift it on high,” he rapped. “Spit it Spotify to qualify a spot on his side./ I cannot modify or ratify, my momma made me apple pies./ Lullabies and alibis

The book don't end with Malachi./ Devil will win employee of the month by the dozen

Till one score in three years from the third when he doesn't/ My village raised 'em a child, come through the crib and it's bustin'./ You meet anyone from my city, they gon' say that we cousins.”

Mann, Franklin and a full blown Gospel choir came out soon after to assists. Along with Nicole Steen, the choir sang “How Great is Our God.”

“If you believe in love over hate, wave your hands” Franklin said.

Chance then went into a small piece of “No Problems” and “Blessings” before unleashing the second verse of “All We Got.”

“I get my word from the sermon,” he spit with ferocity and speed. “I do not talk to the serpent./ That's the holistic discernment/Daddy said I'm so determined./ Told me these goofies can't hurt me./ I just might make me some earl tea./ I was baptized like real early

I might give satan a swirlie./ Wish I could tell you it's ready

Tell you it's ready today./ They don't give nothing away

You gotta fight for your way./ And that don't take nothing away

Cause at the end of the day… Music is all we got!!”

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