Chance The Rapper and Damian Lillard have both submitted to the #SoGoneChallenge. In the process of their submissions, the two rappers have risen to fame as well as spiking Monica’s royalty checks. If you’re considering submitting to the challenge, here are a few tips to consider.
Chance The Rapper’s version of #SoGoneChallenge
Chance the Rapper has taken the popular “So Gone” song and turned it into a freestyle challenge. Chance was just 10 years old when the song was released. The resulting video was a viral hit, with over 240,000 retweets. Chance’s video stands as one of the most shared tweets on Twitter.
Chance the Rapper posted a video rapping about his girlfriend, Monica, over Monica’s 2003 hit “So Gone,” a song about infidelity. Since then, the hashtag has gone viral, with videos of couples getting married, couples fighting, and couples having fun. Chance’s video also prompted Monica to post a video of herself performing the “So Gone” challenge, complete with Missy Elliott dancing along.
Chance The Rapper has also taken the challenge to new heights, releasing a new song in conjunction with the Olympic Games and a freestyle song for his girlfriend, Monica. Chance’s freestyle rap is an emotional track about his girlfriend’s ankle injury. He shares a photo of the ankle damage in the freestyle. In addition to releasing his latest song, Chance also reviewed his Coloring Book and wrote an article on his brain trust.
Monica’s 2003 hit “So Gone”
Monica’s “So Gone” was a top ten hit in the United States during 2003. It is one of the singer’s best-selling singles. The song was written by Missy Elliott and released on Monica’s fourth studio album, After the Storm. “So Gone” is a mix of soul and hip-hop. It features samples from the 1976 song “You Are Number One.”
After Chance the Rapper’s “So Gone” video went viral, the song has seen a boost in sales. Apple Music streams and sales of the song have increased 400 percent and 200 percent respectively. Chance’s Tweet has been retweeted more than 280 times. The video, meanwhile, has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube.
Monica began performing at an early age and sang regularly at her church. She grew up in a single-parent household after her parents separated and divorced. During her early teenage years, she won over 20 local singing competitions. She was also the youngest member of a traveling gospel choir. Monica later went on to attend North Clayton High School, where she also met rapper 2 Chainz.
Monica returned to the recording studios in late 2006, collaborating with new songwriters and producers. She was joined by Kanye West and Jazze Pha. She was also reunited with Dupri and Bam & Ryan. She performed “It All Belongs to Me” on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Live! With Kelly. Despite the positive response, the album did not make the impact it did on other charts. The album did not chart further singles.
Brandy and Monica’s feud is real, but it was overblown. The two singers performed together at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. After the performance, there were rumors that Brandy had given Monica a black eye, but Monica and Brandy both denied the claims. Both artists are currently preparing for the release of their next album.
Damian Lillard’s submission to the #SoGoneChallenge
While celebrating his 26th birthday recently, Damian Lillard performed his first live rap concert. He rapped over Monica’s “So Gone,” the Missy Elliot-produced 2003 hit. He totally killed it. Fortunately for the Internet, Lillard is a rapper and a producer.
While most people don’t consider Lillard’s submission to the #SogoneChallenge to be “authentic,” it’s a powerful statement. Lillard says he didn’t know the video would get so much attention. After all, he said he was merely doing it for fun. The video also depicts his real life situation.
Monica’s royalty check spike due to #SoGoneChallenge
After a long hiatus, Monica’s 2003 hit “So Gone” has returned in an unexpected way: via a new rap challenge, the SoGoneChallenge. The challenge asks fans to rap over a freestyle instrumental version of the song. Chance the Rapper and other rappers have joined the fray with their own renditions of the song. Chance’s version, which is a love song to his girlfriend, has now been viewed over 250,000 times.
Streams of Monica’s song have jumped by more than 140 percent since the challenge went live on Aug. 11. Other notable performers include NBA player Dwyane Wade and actress Keke Palmer. Even comedian Kevin Hart hopped in as Chocolate Droppa. In addition to Chance, Monica was inspired to take part by Missy Elliott. She contacted her friend and collaborator Missy Elliott to get in on the challenge.
The SoGoneChallenge has resulted in Monica’s 2003 song “So Gone” seeing a massive boost in streaming and sales. As of August 13, the song has gained nearly four hundred million streams on Apple Music alone. In addition to the streaming and download numbers, Monica’s “So Gone” music video has also experienced a 309% increase in its views on YouTube. Overall, the video has more than 150 million views, making it one of the most popular music videos on the site.