Chance the Rapper is to release his new album this week.
The 25-year-old rapper plans to drop his hotly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s ‘Coloring Book’ “in time” for his headline performance at the Special Olympics anniversary concert, which takes place at Northerly Island in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday (21.07.18)
In an interview with The Chicago Tribune, he teased: “I got that feeling when people do something that has a new feel to it. I’m excited for everybody to get that. It’s going to come out just in time for the Special Olympics.”
It’s a different project to the seven-track LP the ‘No Problem’ hitmaker is collaborating on with his peer, Kanye West, which he says they are taking their time with.
Speaking about the project, which they are working on in Chicago – where they are both from – Chance told the publication: “We’ve just started making it, but I don’t want to manipulate the situation and impose any time frame, because that can hinder you.”
The pair is to make what has been described as a “very personal” album, which will see Kanye return to his hometown so they can be in the studio together to lay down the hip-hop tracks.
Chance said last week: “Working under him, working with him on his albums is crazy, but having him tell me that he wants to produce my album and come to Chicago is like… This month, we’re working in Chicago.”
Chance also revealed that work has already begun on some of the records, claiming that it is already “30 percent complete”.