In the age of "Twitter fingers" and musical beefs, Chance The Rapper seems to be one of the only rappers who hasn't gotten himself embroiled in a hip-hop feud. That's not entirely surprising given his easygoing demeanor, but in a new cover story from Billboard, Chance explained his non-confrontational ways, saying, "I never really liked the idea of rap being a competitive thing. It’s not. I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding."
Jeremih attributed Chance's good standing in the hip-hop community to his versatility: "He’s just one of those humanitarian-type of individuals. There’s not a record he can’t hop on, a genre of music he can’t relate to. I don’t know too many people who could go on Jimmy Fallon one night and go to a peace rally the next day.”
Chance also shared his thoughts on recording Acid Rap ("I recorded it while on acid") and on the recent tensions between law enforcement and the black community, saying the function of law enforcement needs to be re-evaluated: "There’s a larger conversation we need to have about the role of police officers, their relationship to the people as enemy or executioner, when they’re not supposed to be either. There’s also not enough pressure on internal organizations that are supposed to police the police and on judges in the justice system who are supposed to make reasonable decisions."
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