(AllHipHop News) GQ recently caught up with eclectic Chicago artist Chance The Rapper to discuss his new found success.
In the interview, the rapper delves into everything from Coloring Book getting spins in the White House, to creating music with fellow Chicago MC Kanye on The Life Of Pablo, playing hide and seek with record labels and more.
Apparently, President Obama and the family are big fans of Chance’s music, as he says that President Obama actually took the time to advise him to sell his music.
“He [President Obama] brings me up to his office, and we had a really good conversation about what I was working on,” Chance the Rapper said. “He told my I needed to start selling my music. He’s a good man. Even if he wasn’t president, if his ass worked at, like, Red Lobster, he’d still be just a good man working at Red Lobster.”
With his firmly established success as an independent artist, the lyricist sees no need for a record label.
“I make my money off of touring and merchandise. And I’m lucky I have really loyal fans that understand how it works and support. I don’t see myself ever being in a position where I need to sign to a label,” explained the MC.
The September issue of GQ featuring Chance The Rapper is currently available on news stands nationwide.