Chance The Rapper details some of his upcoming collaborations in an interview with DJ Semtex.
Chance The Rapper had a huge year 2013 with the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap, and he's spent the majority of 2014 touring, and collaborating with a wide array of artists, including Skrillex and Justin Bieber. It seems his collaboration binge is far from over, as he revealed a few of the big names he's been working with in an interview with BBC 1's DJ Semtex.
“I’ve been doing a lot of stuff with Wyclef and did a little work with J. Cole,” said Chance, continuing, "Obviously James Blake. Everybody. Boys Noize, Jessie Ware. I wouldn't say too much of it is for me, but that's not what I'm worried about right now. It's not about how you release it, it's just about making sure it's dope content.
Chance explained that he's learning from each artist he collaborates with. “I’m soaking in their energy,” he said. “These are seasoned, awesome eclectic artists that know a lot that I don’t know. Working with them and getting to see their process is making me a lot better."
As far as touring is concerned, the Acid Rap emcee will be taking a break fairly soon. "I'll probably take a break from doing live shows actually for a while afterwards." He revealed, before stating Lollapalooza would be his "first and last live webstream".
Chance also touched on his recent release, "Home Studio", and how it was a necessary display of his artistic freedom. "It was me just expressing myself, and showing that every rap doesn't have to have to be a 16 bars, and it doesn't have to go verse, chorus, verse, chorus," he said, "It was an experiment, and it went over well."
Listen to the full interview below.