October 21, 2014
Chance The Rapper Announces Two New Projects
After letting the music speak for itself for several months, Chance The Rapper finally revealed some new details on what he has been working on for those past several months. Chance sat down with Billboard to share the good news. For starters, before the end of 2014 Chance and his band, The Social Experiment, will release a project called Surf.
"We're working really closely with Francis Starlite from Francis and the Lights. He's been a really been a big help on Surf. Damn, I'm saying these things like people know it. Surf is the first project, which is coming out before the end of 2014. It's the first Social Experiment project. It's a big step for all of us all putting our heads together and letting Nico [Segal, a.k.a Donnie Trumpet] hold the reigns and carry it. There's a lot of great instrumentation. A lot of input from cool writers. I'm already saying too much."
Chance went on to mention another project he plans on releasing after Surf called SOX, which is short for The Social Experiment.
"We have an idea for what we want to do next year following [the release] of Surf and [another project entitled] SOX and everything else that is to come. We've been really, really focused on The Lion King musical and stage design and use of props in the theater setting and trying to make a very cool musical-kinda thing. Like musical theater."
Finally, Chance revealed to Billboard who he and The Social Experiment have been in the studio with over the past several months.
"Well, we worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week. Somebody who helped us out a lot with just getting into the project was Rick Rubin. And Frank Ocean. There's been a lot of just people in the studio watching us work almost like a house band. People come in just to watch us jam out."
The entire interview can be read on Billboard.com.