During his appearance on ‘The Breakfast Club’, the Chicago native discusses the Internet narrative, which he dubs hurtful, three years after his debut album ‘The Big Day’ debuted to a lackluster response.
AceShowbiz –Chance The Rapper is aware of people’s narrative that he “fell off” following the lackluster response to his 2019 debut album “The Big Day”. During his appearance on “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, August 2, the rapper weighed in on the Internet chatter which he dubbed hurtful.
“Man. I don’t know,” the 29-year-old told host Charlamagne Tha God. “To me it’s like, I could do one of two things: I could either agree with it, or I could live my life.”
Lil Chano went on to say, “If I agree with it, then that means ‘The Breakfast Club’ fell off, ’cause y’all don’t have people that fell off sitting in your chair I don’t think, usually. And so I feel like I gotta stay on my path.”
He later talked about people telling him he’d lost his fastball almost as soon as he got started. “N***as was saying I fell off when I was in high school,” the “Acid Rap” artist added. “I made four mixtapes! N***as was telling me in high school, ‘Your last tape was better.’ I’m like, ‘N***a, I’m 15!’ … I can joke about it, but it is tough, but it’s like, I don’t know, what can I say? Tell people that my feelings are hurt?”
The Chicago native went on to talk about his reunion with his old rap buddy Vic Mensa as they teamed up for songs like “Wraith” and “Shelter” as well as grassroots musical projects in Ghana. “Man, when I get up with Vic and we just make s**t, it’s so undeniable. I’m so good at rapping. At this point, I gotta put the words on the screen ’cause muthaf**kas really loving that s**t! It’s giving people goosebumps,” he said.
He continued, “So I’m like, ‘I could listen to people that think about artists like they’re f**king Pokemon cards, like these commodified trading cards that’s like, ‘Oh, you’re f**king 2K rating just went down.’ F**k them n***as! These n***as is lame as hell, they’ve never been on. If I fell off, at least I was on.”
Chance released “The Big Day” in August 2019. Inspired by his marriage, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and featured Lil Durk, Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane, John Legend, Smino and Death Cab for Cutie among others.
Following the release, Chance reflected on people’s reactions to his music on a tweet, “I’m getting this crazy feeling that people want me to kill myself. And I feel like even more than that, some people want me to feel ashamed. Shame is heavy yo. And feeling shame for something that you were once prideful about is super heavy. … I just want to reiterate that I don’t want to kill myself, nor am I ashamed of loving my wife. I think I just wanted to say out loud that I see the vibes.”
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