Closing the ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) in LA, Chance was accompanied by regular collaborators Donnie Trumpet, Jamila Woods, Peter Cottontale and Teddy Jackson for the piano-led song, which also featured a gospel choir.
As Genius points out, the track features an excerpt of an Ali interview from July 1977. He had travelled over here to raise money for boys’ boxing clubs in the country.
Watch a video of the performance below.
“It was an honor. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali. He is in a much better place,” tweeted the Chicago rapper early this morning. The legendary boxer, the greatest fighter in the history of the sport, died on June 3 at the age of 74.
Chance’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour is coming to Europe this autumn.