Chance the Rapper‘s latest project Surf (as a part of Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment) had a number of A-list guest stars — but there was one particularly notable name who didn’t make the cut.
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In a new interview with the Guardian, Chance talks about the influence of fellow Chicagoan Kanye West, saying that he used to want “Kanye to be [his] dad.” West, who was (according to Chance) one of the first people to hear Surf, was also originally slated to “narrate” the album in its entirety.
“In the final weeks of getting ready to put it out we had vocal chops that we were using from ’Ye talking about some of the themes of the project,” the rapper told the Guardian. “Through just thinking about it, it didn’t end up happening that way. Not to say it wouldn’t have been dope as shit!”
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West recently called Chance “one of the most talented young new artists” at a show in Ottawa, and the two have teased potential upcoming collaborations.