Here's Alec Baldwin Rapping Some Carl Sandburg Poetry
By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 2, 2015 3:15PM
Behind the scenes, Baldwin was loose and attempted to rap a couple lines of Carl Sandburg’s classic 1914 poem “Chicago” with local hip hop star Chance the Rapper handling beat box duties. The results? Let’s just say Baldwin won’t be embarking on a hip hop career anytime soon, but it looks like everyone had a good time.
This is me beatboxing while Alec Baldwin raps, he is for the people. Him, Alfred Woodard and Ali from Tribe came thru the city to help raise money for YCA, the organization that built and developed myself and @Malcolmlondon into the leaders we have become. Give it up for them. Beautiful leaders we can all learn from #Chicago #LongLiveTheYoung #YCA
Baldwin raps Sandburg's famous lines about "painted ladies under the gas lamps luring the farm boys" and "(seeing) the gunman kill and go free to kill again." Chance the Rapper honed his skills in part through participating in Louder Than a Bomb.
Baldwin seemed to have a good time in Chicago and noted we're doing a couple things better than New York City.
The roads in Chicago aren't great, but they are compared to NY. Why are NY's roadways so bad?— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 1, 2015
In Chicago, which is so clean. Why is NY the dirtiest city I've ever seen?— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) March 1, 2015
That's because our mayor is fighting for his political life, Mr. Baldwin.