Chance The Rapper confirms he's working on albums with Kanye and Childish Gambino
Chance the Rapper revealed that Kanye was his favorite rapper and Donald Glover just asked him to go on tour and so he was enjoying both these collaborations.
Chance the Rapper has finally confirmed that he is indeed working with Kanye West on a seven-track project. The rapper announced the collaboration while appearing on Complex’s Open Late With Peter Rosenberg. The rapper says all of them have been working really hard in order to ensure that their dream work comes to life. “What’s cool is Ye’s kind of got me in a mode of understanding, just, your ability to multitask and work on different things,” he said, as reported by Vulture.
The rapper also added that he has been “actively working” on a project with Childish Gambino. Chance is close to both the artists and is excited about collaborating with them. “Kanye is my favorite rapper that I followed without knowing for a long time, and Donald Glover was the first rapper who was like, ‘Come on tour’ with me," he said. While the album will consist of a collaboration with these great artists, it is going to be a wait until we see it coming to life.
He said “at least 30%” done with both, and he suspects his project with Child Gambino, which is currently six songs long, will also end up being a full album, “probably more than 14 songs.” However, while Childish Gambino is busy collaborating with Chance and Kanye, the singer had to face a backlash for his own song, 'This is America'. The singer released the song in May and received a million views in a matter of minutes.
However, the singer is being accused of copying the meaning as well as the tune of the music from Jase Harley's track American Pharaoh which was released in 2016. As reported by The Daily Mail, Jase took to social media to make it clear that he was 'extremely humbled' with the comparison between two songs but not let the criticism 'dilute' the artists' message about the injustice and corruption that exists. "I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one of the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time," he wrote.
"I appreciate all the love and support! But PLEASE DON’T let this controversy dilute the message me and @childishgambino are trying to convey," he continued. "We are speaking about injustices we’ve encountered and he’s helped to provide a platform for all our voices to be heard," Jase added that the meaning behind the song is what one should focus on.
"Let’s not discredit him for that! The focus should be on affecting change in our communities and in building equality. This is bigger than me and him and bigger than music. Let’s not lose focus," he wrote adding hashtags '#NoOneWinsWhenTheFamilyFeuds.'