Chance the Rapper has some good news for fans who are awaiting the Star Line Gallery release.
“It’s one of my proudest projects in terms of writing and artistic vision,” he said. “There’s an immense amount of work to be done with it. But it’s cool ‘cause I feel like with the love and intentionality that goes into making each physical art piece gives me an opportunity to show people in these museum spaces what I’m working on as I go, the highs and the lows, kind of like a preview to the project…”
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The title also shares its name with Chance and Vic Mensa’s festival in Ghana. The Black Star Line Festival took place in Accra’s Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, on January 6, 2023.
In an August 2022 interview with Sway in the Morning, he broke down the deeper meaning behind Star Line Gallery.
“I was inspired by Marcus Garvey in the early 1900s, 1919 through actually 1922, so 100 years ago now,” he said. “He started and ran this very important, integral shipping line. He had a fleet of ships, these giant ocean liners which are the size of cruise ships, that he owned and funded with common Black folks’ money.”
He continued: “But what he did with it was he created a trade route between the United States, all of the Black islands and the continent of Africa, and that created a network of people where people from all over the world were interconnected and working with each other and taking trips together, and created this connectivity that didn’t exist before.”
Chance the Rapper is willing to compromise for his art and recently said that he’d love to do a collaboration with a surprise celebrity if it means making his kids happy.
“Out of my own desperation, I’d do a collaboration with Peppa,” Chance said. “Like Peppa, if you’re listening right now, like I’m trying to work, or at least get some autographs for my kids. Shout out to Peppa Pig! “And the Baby Shark also! I would in a heartbeat.”