A homeless rapper is one step closer to fulfilling his dream after a video of him performing on the subway has gone viral.
Rather than twang out a few covers with an out-of-tune guitar, Chicago based rapper Joseph Lane, also known as 'Solow Redline', captivates his audience of commuters with passionate rapping about the perils of homelessness while strutting around the platform like he is performing to a crowd of thousands.
He was spotted showing off his lyrical prowess by local musician Cordell Hunter, who filmed his performance and uploaded the clip to Facebook where is quickly gained some attention.
Hunter, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of independent label 89 Music, decided to sign the homeless rapper, saying: 'When I saw him I was like I have to do something to help this dude get out of this situation.'
Hoping to use Lane's online recognition to get his music onto iTunes, the Hunter even set up a gofundme
page to help Lane get a place to live.
Speaking to FOX 32, Lane said: 'I've been homeless for a long time and I just want to get a home for my kids, I want my babies to grow up and be proud of their father.'
'I don't want them to look at me and be like my daddy performed on the subway all his life and he didn't make nothing.'