Chance The Rapper Responds To Joe Budden's Criticism Of His 'Late Show' Performance

The Grammy-winning 'Coloring Book' creator proclaims, "N-gga, I am the culture."

(AllHipHop News) Last month, Chance The Rapper debuted a new song while performing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Singer Daniel Caesar assisted Chano on the tune that was created 48 hours prior to their appearance on CBS.

Emcee-turned-cultural critic Joe Budden was not a fan of the collaboration. The Everyday Struggle pundit slammed the set for being "too positive."

"What the f-ck is Chance doing?" questioned Budden. "What is this style of music? Is this like Polk music? What the f-ck are these two n-ggas doing? Chance gotta stop."

That moment quickly spread across social media, and Chance eventually became aware of what was said on Everyday Struggle. The Grammy winner addressed Budden's critique during an interview with RobynNealTV.

"I did a song, and then I was getting hit up all over the internet because someone didn’t like it, this talk show host, Joe Budden. I don’t get upset about stuff like that because that’s just what music is," said Chance. "You don’t always have to have songs that everybody likes. You don't have to always make music that's the contemporary best or better than what's around or fit into what's around. You can just make music, and if you’re confident enough, you'll probably get to perform it on late night."

The Coloring Book creator added, "There’s this idea that things have to move the culture forward and you have to do things for the culture. But it's like, 'N-gga, I am the culture.'"

Chance also stated, 'I f-ck with Joe Budden." In addition, the 24-year-old entertainer made it clear he understands the "Pump It Up" performer is being paid to provide his thoughts on things happening in Hip Hop in order to spark conversations around certain topics.

It's hard to believe Joe Budden called something "to positive" with all the shit that's going in on the world right this minute....🤦🏾‍♂️


Definitely not hip hop as we know but its music worth exploring. Frank Ocean and J Cole are way more emo than this. That_Dude nailed it: Any kind of positive is good these days.

I am not impressed with Chance because that's just what he is a chance. Respect to his success but not interested in stale ass raps.

To keep it real not no hate but I don't get chance. He calls himself a rapper but his style seems unlike rap. He has some type of industry connects or something cuz dude is making cake. I think his brother being on both teams has gained him some fans by relation

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