Chance the Rapper was interviewed by Get Out mastermind Jordan Peele for the latest issue of Teen Vogue. In the interview, Chance talked about a variety of topics, one of which was a story about Kanye West trying to disappear during a performance onstage.
JP: What is it like to work with Kanye?
CR: Insanity. He’s very big on multitasking. We’ll have a studio rented out, and he’ll bounce between rooms working on different songs, writing for a second or adding or subtracting productions. He’ll also put a bunch of people in a room that he thinks might have good ideas and try to see what they come up with. I remember one night we had a lady who produced the Lego film, a bunch of coding people, and a magician all in a room together trying to figure out how they could make him disappear onstage. I don’t know if he ever figured that sh*t out! [Laughs] Twenty-five percent of it is productive ideas flowing and then 75 percent is lectures from Kanye, where he tells you exactly how he views the world—just very straight Kanye honesty that definitely gets your creativity and strong opinions out on the floor. I think it helped me find myself. I’m a young dude from Chicago who grew up with Kanye as my image of hip-hop. Finding your voice in a room where you have to challenge Kanye is scary—but it’s also life-affirming.
Read the full interview and also check out the part where Chance says he’s a “Christian rapper” who doesn’t “make christian rap.”
- Brandon Artis