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Chance The Rapper may have already won two BET Awards, been invited to the White House, and found a fan in Beyoncé, but amazingly the Chicago native has yet to release his first studio album. During an interview this week on the BBC, Chance confirmed that he’s soon going to change that.
Speaking with DJ Semtex, Chance said, “What is next? I’ll probably put out an album, that’s what I’ve been thinking about, just between us. I don’t know exactly the format every time when I’m making something but a lot of times I have an idea, and I think what I’m working on right now is an album.”
In 2016, Chance dropped his third mixtape Coloring Book to critical and commercial acclaim, quickly becoming one of the year’s biggest stars. During his recent visit to the BBC studios, Chance hit the Live Lounge and covered Drake’s “Feel No Ways” from Views.
In addition to his cover of Drizzy, Chance also performed his track “All We Got,” taking a moment in the middle of the song to say a few words about his mentor and the song’s featured artist, Kanye West. “I want to say a very special prayer to my big brother, Kanye West. I know there’s a lot of weird folks out there, but you already know I’m one hundred grand. I want to just extend this prayer and extend this love from all the way in Britain. We might come back early to come see this man. Happy Thanksgiving.”
Earlier this week following his appearance at the BBC, Chance cancelled the remaining European dates for his Magnificent Coloring World Tour, citing ‘personal reasons.’ It’s unclear as to whether those reasons involved Chance making good on his word and returning to the US to support West in person, but we’re wishing both men the best.