I got the Chicago Blues
We invented rock before the Stones got through

from Chance The Rapper (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Saba) – Everybody's Something Lyrics on Rap Genius


Chicago has been rocking far before English rock bands such as The Rolling Stones started to take over the charts in America. Muddy Waters, arguably the father of the Chicago Blues, wrote a song called “Rollin' Stone” from which the band The Rolling Stones took their name. Rock music was greatly influenced by Blues music.


This might also be a reference to Stones Throw Records, the label that J Dilla was signed to, (also who produced the sample in this song).

Chance could also be saying “before the stones got through”, which is true, since the Blues came before the Rolling Stones were formed. This could also be referring to the 1919 Chicago race riots.

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