Chance The Rapper’s Debut Album Might Cost You
Chance The Rapper is debating whether he should sell his debut album or not for charting purposes.
After a huge 2016, Chance The Rapper is planning to make an even bigger splash this year. The Coloring Book artist has already been in the spotlight in 2017 with his massive $1 million dollar donation to Chicago’s public school’s, and now it seems like he wants to focus on adding to his discography. In an exclusive interview with Complex, Chance The Rapper discussed the future of his music.
Chance The Rapper on the possibility of selling his debut album:
“I think I might actually sell this album. That’s, like, a big step in itself. I kind of hate the fact that I can’t chart, really. I can chart, but the way they have the streaming shit set up is weak as fuck. It’s unfair. 1,500 streams is the equivalent to one (album sale) and that’s just that’s unfair. Nobody listens to their songs (1,500) times when they buy it, fuck outta here. So it makes it hard.
I can’t really compete with other people. Not that the charts matters at all, but like, come on. Anyways, I think having it for purchase would be dope. Also, this is all hypothetical. There is no album. I can feel fans squirming in their chair, like, “Oh shit, he’s changing.” This is an idea.
I have songs recorded but I’m not working on a Coloring Book or an Acid Rap… I want to make something that’s kind of wider-scope. 10 Day was all about getting suspended, Acid Rap was a lot about acid, Coloring Book was a lot about being a father and God, and I think whatever this album is, it wouldn’t be so centered. Whatever my next thing will be, it’ll be a bit bigger.”
Check out the entire interview below on YouTube, where Chance also discusses being a father, his Grammys success, and more.