Chance The Rapper is having one hell of a year. His smash mixtape “Acid Rap” has sent his career into high gear. Chance has spent most of his year touring across seas, and now the US.
Between stops, Chance stopped by BET’s 106 & Park and discussed how he feels about being an independent artist:
“I think it’s mad important for the American Dream to exist and work, and for people to believe in a homegrown and grassroots business,” he said. “I’m on tour now. I’ve only signed mixtapes, never signed to a label. Everything that I do is a part of my own business, and I think that in doing so, as an independent artist, it gives some stake back in the must industry.”
The Chicago rapper also touched on the influence of acid on “Acid Rap” :
“[There] was a lot of acid involved in Acid Rap,” he said to MTV recently in May. “I mean, it wasn’t too much — I’d say it was about 30 to 40 percent acid … more so 30 percent acid.”
Full interview below: