Chance The Rapper is currently on tour with D.R.A.M., Towkio and Metro Boomin, and during his New York stop, he was invited on Hot 97 with Ebro and Laura Stylez for an in-depth conversation. Topics visited include becoming a father, not signing to a major label, his debut album, the Black Lives Matter movement, and more. The highlight of the interview was when the Chicago emcee revealed that a new song with Stephen Colbert is in the works. He shares: “Me and Stephen Colbert have been working on a song together, and it’s gonna be released very soon. He’s amazing. I can’t get that deep into it, but he’s amazing.” Watch the interview above and check out the highlights below.
On making new music
“I’m working on a lot of music, and a lot of individual projects right now. But my focus is eventually getting out of this trilogy of music that would be #10Day and Acid Rap and third mixtape. And eventually get to a place where, you know, like I said stand on top of something and look around and be like this is what I do. I’m not just rapping to rap. This is what I do.”
On major labels
“I have complete control over my music—the same way that I did when I was in high school. I make what I want to make, when I want to make it, with who I want to make it with. In the end, I still own 100 percent of what I created. Anything that comes from my mind, I get all my deal points from it. I think just the understanding of giving up that same integral piece of the pie to anybody, whether they’re a huge label or an indie label. Or it’s just a distribution deal or just a publishing deal. Giving up that piece is difficult for me.”