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'Lil' Kaine': How Chance the Rapper Song Inspired Tim Kaine's New Nickname

Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, appeared on North Carolina’s Power 98 FM Wednesday touting a new nickname just as the station finished playing Chicagoan Chance the Rapper’s hit song “No Problem."

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    Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, appeared on North Carolina’s Power 98 FM Wednesday touting a new nickname just as the station finished playing Chicagoan Chance the Rapper’s hit song “No Problem,” which features Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

    “They call me Lil Kaine not Lil Wayne,” the senator said to a smattering of laughs from “No Limit Larry & The Morning Madhouse.”

    During Wednesday's interview, Kaine also discussed his campaign playlist, which includes Gnarls Barkley, Sly & the Family Stone and the Isley Brothers’ “Work to Do.” The Democrat also shouted out the Dave Matthews Band, who recently performed at a Clinton event in Denver alongside Kaine.

    Kaine, who’s well known for his harmonica playing, is also an avowed fan of Minneapolis rock band The Replacements, Esquire reports.

    According to Billboard, Chance endorsed Clinton’s candidacy earlier this month.

    “Not to sound selfish, but she’s from Chicago so I would hope that she’d be engaged in our city’s current troubles and needs,” Chance told Billboard. “She has a certain sincerity that’s hidden by the media. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s a woman or because Donald Trump just has a stronghold on the media, but she’s unfairly treated.”

    Chance noted that he “can’t really speak on her policies,” but feels “a certain connection to Hillary Clinton that’s just not there with Donald Trump."

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