Chance The Rapper has a lot of love for Young Thug.
Chance The Rapper's been one of the most influential figures in music right now. While his music is in a lane of its own, he's always been embraced from the music industry, regardless of genres. His last album Coloring Book, hailed features from people like Kanye West, Lil Yachty, Jay Electronica, Kirk Franklin and more. One rapper who joined him on the project was Young Thug. In a recent interview, Chance The Rapper revealed that Young Thug taught him a lot while he was in Georgia.
Earlier in the month, Chance The Rapper joined Pitchfork for their In Sight Out podcast where he spoke about everything he's working on right now. One of the more interesting parts of the conversation came when Chance The Rapper spoke about his time in Atlanta. The rapper explained that he worked heavily with Quavo, Donald Glover and of course, Young Thug. The rapper detailed why Young Thug is one of his biggest influences right now.
"I spent a lot of time in Georgia and Atlanta and working with some artists that are close friends of mine. Donald Glover, Quavo and, one of my biggest influences right now is Young Thug." He explained, "He's super dope and I don't want to give away all his secrets but he showed me a lot of stuff and one of the things that has helped me a lot later in my career, towards the end of Coloring Book and the stuff I'm working on now is a process called punch cutting. Instead of using a pen and try to write an entire piece and then attack it on the mic separately and hope that all the inflections and rhythms you had in mind when you wrote it are still there, you write it by recording it."
While Young Thug's influence on the current generation of rap is evident, it's clearly even bled into his peers. Peep the full interview below.