Chance The Rapper is indeed working with Kanye West on a seven-track project. The “No Problem” MC shared the news and provided an update on his long-discussed collaboration with Childish Gambino in an interview on Complex’s Open Late With Peter Rosenberg.
“I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish. I’m gonna do a seven-track [project] with ‘Ye,” he said about 13-minutes into the episode. “Kanye’s my favorite rapper that I followed without knowing for a long time.”
He continued, “Donald Glover is like the first rapper that was like, ‘Come on tour with me. I like your shit’ that no one’s ever heard of, my 10 Day shit. ‘I want you to come on out on the road with me.’ Those are dudes that— I wanna do everything, I wanna work on as many things as possible. I would say I’m 30 percent on everything on that I’m working on. At least 30 percent.”
Chance told Rosenberg he’s supposed to be working on the project with West in July. He also revealed how much of his collaborative project with Gambino is complete and some tentative plans for it.
“I’ll tell you, we got six songs that are all fire, but I think the album’s gonna be more than 14 songs,” Chance noted. “I think it’s gonna be like a full thing.”
(This post has been updated. The following was originally published on June 28, 2018 at 11:47 a.m. PST.)
In a teaser trailer for the episode that provides plenty of questions and no real answers, Rosenberg asks Chance about a “specific timeline” for a seven-track project with ‘Ye.
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A short clip from the interview shows a compilation of questions from Rosenberg, including “Are you considering selling the next album?” and “Did you take any time to enjoy the Pusha T/Drake situation?”
The episode of Open Late with Peter Rosenberg featuring Chance will premiere at 10 p.m. on Thursday (June 28) via YouTube.
Outside of possibly linking with Kanye, Chance has teamed up with the Special Olympics to hold a 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert featuring Usher, Smokey Robinson, Francis and the Lights, and more.
The concert is scheduled to take place on July 21 in Chicago.