Chance The Rapper Says 'Good Ass Job' Project With Kanye West 'Hasn't Started Yet'

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Chance the Rapper poses in the press room with the innovator of the year award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Chance The Rapper hopped on Saturday's (Oct. 6) episode of The Joe Budden Podcast to touch on the status of his Good Ass Job joint album with Kanye West, desire for more No. 1 records, his work in the community, the definition of an independent artist, urging artists to distance themselves from record labels, and much more. 

The 25-year-old confirmed Good Ass Job is separate from Kanye's plans for Watch The Throne 2, but admitted that they haven't started working on the collab effort just yet. "The project is something I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I don't think it's Kanye's thing, he's about to drop Yandhi. There's no doing it, the project hasn't started yet," Chance explained.

The Chicago-bred rapper has long planned to create a project alongside Kanye together in Chicago. "I'm a huge Kanye West fan. In my mind, basically since The Life of Pablo, I've been begging him to come back to Chicago to work on a project with me," he said. "In my mind, this is going to be Good Ass Job and his return to a sound that basically birthed my sound and my chance to work with who I believe to be the greatest living artist."

Chance later tried to make sense of Kanye's recent moves. "I think Kanye has said it before, but I think he thinks like for every move, at least for the past few albums, he thinks about himself like 300 years in the future and how people will read things," he said. "[Kanye] figures himself as trying to create a bigger blip on the long timeline where a lot of other people will be stuck in like a very small space of like where their art reaches or where their thoughts reach after they’ve died."

Budden then challenged the "I Might Need Security" rapper about "dumbing down" his art when getting on DJ Khaled records. "I'm trying to get another No. 1. That shouldn't be hard to understand. It was still fun. The thing is, Khaled is smart and I think he knows how I work and other people work very well," the Coloring Book artist said. "I'm actually friends with Justin [Bieber]. I'm actually friends with Quavo. That shit works and he could convince all of us to get on the record by saying the other two are on the record."

Meanwhile, Chance announced his pledge of $1 million toward Chicago's mental health services last week (Oct. 4).

Listen to the entire episode in full below. 


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