Chance the Rapper is now arguably one of the biggest names in music. Following his industry-defying record, Coloring Book, in 2016, the Chicago MC notched up three Grammy awards in February — including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance — before announcing a staggering 40+ date tour this spring, selling out multiple dates at historic venues like the Hollywood Bowl and Red Rocks in a matter of minutes.
In addition to his musical success, Chance has also been in the news recently for his non-musical exploits, pledging $1M to Chicago Public Schools, meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the public school system, and even leading a march to the polls back in November to encourage folks to vote. It’s clear that Chance understands his position as a leader and influencer, and he continually uses his platform for an undaunted approach to humanitarian activism.
Today, Chance the Rapper’s momentum continues as he graces the cover of Complex‘s first-ever digital issue, chatting with the publication’s editor Noah Callahan-Bever about a range of topics including being a father to his one-year-old daughter, plans for his upcoming project which Chance defines as his debut album, and more.
Watch the near-30-minute feature above.