Kanye West was originally slated to narrate "Surf."
“Yah, he was going to narrate it at one point,” said Chance. “In the final weeks of getting ready to put it out we had vocal chops that we were using from ’Ye talking about some of the themes of the project. Through just thinking about it, it didn’t end up happening that way. Not to say it wouldn’t have been dope as shit!”
Kanye West called Chance one of “the most talented young new artists" at Ottawa Bluesfest last month. Though that particular collaboration didn't work out, Chance recently revealed that him and Kanye still have plans to release music together. "We started working recently and have a lot of cool ideas brewing. Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists and a lot of dope artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively."