After winning 3 Grammy awards without selling one piece of music Chance The Rapper may be ready to start charging his fans. Even though Chance broke into the mainstream with his “Coloring Book” mixtape that was not an actual “debut album” for the Chicago MC. It was actually his third project, but none of his work has been recognized by Billboard because of the fact that he gives the music away for free.
In a recent interview with Complex Chance talks about the possibility of selling his music in the future.
“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,” he told Complex. “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 matter at all, but c’mon.”
Even though he is not working on any new music right now Chance gave some insight into how he plans on going into his future work.
“I want to make something that’s got a 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. I think whatever this album is, it wouldn’t be so centered. Acid Rap and 10 Day and Coloring Book was like a trilogy in itself. One aesthetic, one goal. Whatever my next thing is, it’ll be a bit bigger. Like, maybe there’ll be some type of visual component to it. Like it’ll be a movie, or it’ll be a play, or some type of tour. But something a little bit different than Acid Rap and 10 Day and Coloring Book.”