Chance the Rapper Says He’s Working With Kanye West
If Kanye West shouts someone out on stage, there’s a reason. Last weekend, as the both Chicago artists were performing at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Kanye called Chance “one of the most talented young new artists” and asked the audience to “make some noise for him.” Chance the Rapper was watching the show from the mixing console and began jumping all over the place when Kanye started talking about him, as showed by the footage below.
Chance The Rapper’s reaction to Kanye West shouting him out on stage. pic.twitter.com/JE2TATXy9H
— HIP HOP FACTS (@OnlyHipHopFacts) July 12, 2015
I was geeeeeked. Still am
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 12, 2015
It’s a long story between these two. Chance talked about his respect for West during a Harvard lecture last spring, saying “I just respect the f—k out of him,” and Kanye had showed up at an event Chance was hosting in May, called “Open Mike” — where he even performed a few songs, including the forthcoming “U Mad” with Vic Mensa.
With his band The Social Experiment, Chance the Rapper showed up on the Windy City Live talk show hosted by Valerie Warner today on ABC 7. Chance told Warner he “knew Kanye for a while … and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists and a lot of dope artists are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively.” Here’s this specific part:
Chance the Rapper will be headlining Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago this weekend on July 19. He promoted his forthcoming performance through Warner’s show though, before performing “Sunday Candy” and “Paranoia.” Rapper Vic Mensa will also be performing this weekend, on July 18. Who knows what could happen?