Chance the rapper is my Male Crush Monday.

Highlighting this independent, yet very popular artist, has nothing to do with his looks or having an actually romantic crush on him.

I just think he’s awesome.

Here are a list of reasons why you should think he’s awesome, too.

He’s built an awesome career without the backing of a major label, getting nods from very popular artists.

He’s very affectionate to his family: if you follow him on social media you are sure to see his adorable daughter and her beautiful mother.

He recently donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools.

He’s organization, SocialWorks, has made its mission to empower the youth through arts, education and civic engagement.

In entertainment, especially rap, there is a certain way people expect you to be and act, Chance the rapper does his own thing while empowering the youth to think outside the box.

Oh…his music is pretty dope, too.