Justin Sarachik has a good piece on Chance the Rapper on Rapzilla:
“In that time I felt like I was kind of losing my God a little bit,” Chance the Rapper revealed. “That separation of God, I kinda got rid of that feeling by filling my whole neighborhood with that Kirk Franklin sound.”
He said every morning at 6 a.m., he’d wake up and then crank Franklin through the whole neighborhood. “That was the time I started making a lot of this music, two years ago.”
Chance knew his next project was going to be founded in God and his faith.
“I never really set out to make anything that could pretend to be new gospel or pretend to be the gospel,” he said. “It’s just music from me as a Christian man because I think before I was making music as a Christian child. And in both cases I have imperfections, but there was a declaration that can be made through going all the [stuff] I’ve been through the last few years.”
Read full piece: HERE