Chance the Rapper is in the studio with Stephen Colbert

In the midst of his Family Matters Tour, one of hip hop’s most intriguing young artists, Chance The Rapper, sat down with Hot 97 in New York to discuss his musical future.

The usually tight-lipped rapper revealed that he and talk show hot Stephen Colbert have been working on a track together, and that fans can expect it ‘very soon’. At first glance the collaboration may seem unusual, although for a rapper known for his lyrical intelligence and frequent collaborations, it makes sense to work with one of the smartest men in entertainment television in Colbert. Colbert is no stranger to hip hop either – artists including Kendrick Lamar and Run the Jewels have graced his stage, and lest we forget possibly the greatest Eminem interview of all time.

Along with the coy suggestion of a Colbert-collab, Chance also teased audiences with more discussion about his much anticipated Third Mixtape. When asked about his debut album he stated, “I’m working on a lot of music, and a lot of individual projects right now” allowing fans to hope that we will soon enough receive an LP, but maybe not in the immediate future as he added “my focus is eventually getting out of this trilogy of music that would be #10Day and Acid Rap and third mixtape“.

As well as discussing his relationship with Vic Mensa, Chance also quipped on the idea of signing with a record label, saying that he likes his current situation. “I make what I want to make, when I want to make it, with who I want to make it with. In the end, I still own 100 percent of what I created.” He mentions that creative control is an integral piece and that, “giving up that piece is difficult for me”.

It appears unlikely that Chance would sign with a major label at this point in his career, and that’s probably beneficial to us fans, we get to lap up his frequent and brilliant releases, we get a Stephen Colbert collaboration, and we get candid interviews where he speaks openly about his music, relationships, and politics.

Check out the full interview for a great insight into the mind of one of hip hops finest young talents.