Dazed & Confused’s Chance The Rapper Cover Story

Dazed & Confused has made their August issue cover story on Chance The Rapper available online for your perusal. In the piece, writer Phoebe Lovatt accompanies Chance to Venice Beach and later to The Temple, a mansion studio where the Chicago MC has been hanging out with Childish Gambino as he finishes up his new album. Throughout the interview, Chance touches on Freestyle Fellowship’s influence on his style, Rap as public speaking, the state of emergency his hometown currently finds itself under and much more.

Here he comments on his stylistically opposite peer Chief Keef:

In that spirit, he refuses to diss Chicago’s other young rap upstart, Chief Keef. There is a clear disparity between Chance’s soulful, sophisticated storytelling (“He could write about a doorknob and make it fascinating,” notes Skrillex) and 17-year-old Keef’s rudimentary drill music, which celebrates the gun culture that Chance condemns. Still, Chance insists that Keef’s nihilistic tales of hittas and “snitch niggas” – delivered over producer Young Chop’s menacing, trigger-happy beats – are just as valid as his own.

“Coming from my city, I can tell you he is not bullshitting about anything,” Chance insists. “He’s telling a story and he made a living off of it — a killing off of it — and I’m proud of him.” Chance rejects any comparison of their styles: “People want there to be two sides because they like the destruction of things, but we’re from the same place. Chief Keef is from Englewood, 69th and Normal. I’m from 79th and Princeton. We live 12 blocks from each other. It’s not like we’re coming from two different sides of the world at all. We’re just two different people.”

Read Chance The Rapper’s Acid Reign here.

Previously: Mick Jenkins ft. Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa – Cross Roads | Chance The Rapper Covers Dazed & Confused

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7 Responses to “Dazed & Confused’s Chance The Rapper Cover Story”

  1. B Says:

    Free j = No chance the rapper.

  2. B Says:


  3. Free J Says:

    Brandon I overstand your pain. You feel disrespected because I hurt your feelings. No need to harbor ill will any longer. Name calling jus shows me that jokes are your way of masking the hurt you feel.

    @cold – understood.

  4. B Says:

    JDS I Would like to commission you to draw up a blueprint for a hairline that matches the dimensions of free j’s corpulent cranium, you will be compensated in monopoly money and scratchoffs.

  5. 007 Says:

    so frankle and harmless world finally eloped

  6. Free J Says:

    Chance the rapper>>>>>

    Rappers are becoming more like singers nowadays. I honestly think there might be a new genre comin soon. Max b would have been perfect in this era

  7. Free J Says:

    Brandon…you’re 33. Hurling meaningless insults out of pain and anguish. Consumed by my presence…you don’t think we can coexist. You’re afraid of me succeeding cuz were not cool. I completely understand…it’s ok. I hurt your feelings and this is just you showing me you care, you emotionally invested.

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