It is happening. Chance The Rapper is heading back home to Chicago to record his upcoming album that will be produced by Kanye West.
Chance The Rapper, Kanye West To Start Recording In Chicago
A month after he confirmed that he is working with the controversial rapper and music producer, Chano revealed that he will be working on his seven-track album under West and his label G.O.O.D. Music this month.
"Working under him, working with him on his albums is crazy, but having him tell me that he wants to produce my album and come to Chicago," said the newly engaged rapper. "This month, we're working in Chicago."
Chano's last album was 2016's Coloring Book, which won at the 2017 Grammy Awards. He also recently confirmed that he is working on a different album with Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino.
The 25-year-old could not divulge further details, but he said that the project is very personal.
West, who has produced and released five albums this year including Ye, wanted to drop new music and collaborate with more artists in the next couple of months. The self-professed genius said that he would want to put out 52 new albums within 52 weeks.
Aside from Chance, no other rapper has publicly confirmed that they have been in negotiations with West and G.O.O.D. Music. However, according to rumors, Ty Dolla $ign, Valee, and CyHi The Prynce might be releasing their own seven-track albums in the near future.
Chance The Rapper Talks Getting Engaged
In the same interview, the "Cocoa Butter Kisses" rapper also addressed his recent engagement. On Fourth of July last week, Chano got down on one knee and asked his longtime girlfriend, Kirsten Corley, to marry him. They have one child together.
Videos of the engagement spread on social media immediately after, forcing the rapper to confirm the good news a day later.
"When I proposed, me and my girl never got a chance to have a quiet moment or have any real discussion on how we wanted to announce it to the world or if we would announce it to the world," he stated.
"How much we wanted the world to be in this, but because of how much accessibility publications have to my life through my friends' Instagram and stuff, our stuff was out there immediately."
In the meantime, the rapper philanthropist announced that he will be headlining a benefit concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics in Chicago. The event will take place on Saturday, July 21, at the Huntington Bank Pavilion.