Chicago’s Chance The Rapper might be a superstar in the United States but he sees himself living outside of the border within the next 15 years. The Midwest rapper announced his interest in packing up and moving to New Zealand.
Chance lit up his Twitter feed yesterday (December 29) about wanting to head overseas.
This week, Chance performed in New Zealand for the first time and talked about his personal life.
During his performance on Thursday night, Chance said he’d also like to find a nice Kiwi girlfriend and get himself a German shepherd. Chance is currently on his world tour and will head to Australia to perform at Beyond the Valley festival on Friday night, and a series of shows in Australia. (Newshub)
Recently, the hip-hop star talked about turning down major record deals including a chance to join rap heavyweight Kanye West‘s team.
“It’s not easy at all, definitely not telling Kanye [West],” Chance said referring to the opportunity to possibly sign with Yeezy. “It’s definitely hard keeping that resistance, but I want to teach people that it’s doable without. … I wanted to give the idea of freedom back to artists and one of the biggest things is control of how you release your music. So, streaming and free releases—I figured that’d be a good beacon to have people at least pick up on what i was doing as an independent artist.” (ABC)
Last week, Chance hooked up with R&B singer Jeremih for their new Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama mixtape.
Released early Thursday, Merry Christmas Lil Mama is a collaboration between Chance and Jeremih and includes nine original tracks with holiday-themed titles (“Snowed In” and “I’m Your Santa,” among them), samples, and flourishes. The very first song, “All the Way,” begins with the iconic “you’ll shoot your eye out, kid” line from A Christmas Story and samples Art Mooney and His Orchestra’s “Nuttin’ for Christmas.” (“All the Way” also includes a spoken word riff from Hannibal Buress.) (EW)
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