Something in the air has the stars bearing it all in these last few days. Revealing recent interviews with Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino have begun their rounds, cluing fans into the inspirations and processes behind their respective works.
Next up, none other than Chance The Rapper, who, with the exception of a few loose guest features, has been putting in work as a true public servant. In the last few months, the Chicago rapper has raised a million-plus for his hometown’s public school system (mostly out of his own pocket) and debunking speculation over his potential career in politics. However, in a new chat with the venerable Stretch & Bobbito on the Golden Era duo’s new NPR podcast, What’s Good, Chance confidently asserts his political power in remaining artist that operates strictly on his own terms. He explains how an uncle put him onto Souls of Mischief and Freestyle Fellowship, sharpening his rhythmic and political edge without compromising the impossible optimism his faith provides. You can also hear how he gave up the “obnoxious rapper mansion” and the culture it feeds for his more humble Windy City haunts after a post-Acid Rap bout with addiction nearly crippled him.
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