Chance the Rapper discussed his relationship with Kanye West for Teen Vogue’s music issue.
“He’s very big on multitasking,” Chance says of West’s studio process. “We’ll have a studio rented out, and he’ll bounce between rooms working on different songs, writing for a second or adding or subtracting productions. He’ll also put a bunch of people in a room that he thinks might have good ideas and try to see what they come up with.”
“Twenty-five percent of it is productive ideas flowing and then 75 percent is lectures from Kanye,” he continued. “Where he tells you exactly how he views the world — just very straight Kanye, honesty that definitely gets your creativity and strong opinions out on the floor. I think it helped me find myself. I’m a young dude from Chicago who grew up with Kanye as my image of hip-hop. Finding your voice in a room where you have to challenge Kanye is scary — but it’s also life-affirming.”