As crazy as it sounds, it’s been two years since Chance the Rapper released an album. We got a re-wrapped version of his project with Jeremih this past Christmas. But as far as a proper solo effort, we’re looking at a 25 month hiatus.
Surely working on a follow-up to Coloring Book, Chance sat down with Peter Rosenberg on his new Open Late show to offer an update on what he’s got coming on the horizon.
“I wish I had music out right now. I’ve got hella music—so many songs. I’m just trying to figure out how to release it,” he says. “That’s a big part of the art form for me. What is the direction for it artistically—in terms of the cover, in terms of who it’s directed towards. What perspective I’m getting off and what perspective are people looking at me from. It’s a time.”
Included in the music Chance has in the stash and on the way are his joint album with Childish Gambino and now, an official “seven-track” with Kanye West.
“I’m going to do a seven-track with Ye,” he says. “We’re supposed to be working on it in July. I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish. We’ve got six songs that are all fire, but I think the album is going to be more than 14 songs.”
On top of the music talk, Chano also spoke on his relationship with Dave Chappelle, his love for Lil Wayne, Saturday Night Live, and more. The interview starts at the 11:11 mark…