Chance the Rapper Admits He Didn’t Know Love Until His Daughter Was Born
Chance the Rapper sat down with Pharrell for his Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone recently and discussed how becoming a father has influenced his creative process. While the full interview will be available on Sunday, a preview clip has been released of Chance discussing his newborn daughter with Pharrell and co-host Scott Vener.
"I’ve said it a lot, I’m so much more understanding of love," Chance said. "I didn’t know love until I had my daughter. I didn’t know it’s bounds. Not to be corny, but you can love somebody through anything when they’re your child. Now that I understand that, it makes me work better with people. It makes me more understanding of how much dedication and love I can put into each line. There’s no throw away lines.”
Pharrell echoed the sentiments by drawing a metaphor comparing Chance's daughter to a piece of music. “That is the best song that you will ever cowrite in your life," he said. "When you think the melody can’t get any better. And you think the lyrical content can’t be any deeper and any sicker. Like the bars, can’t be crazier. It happens all the time. God’s the board, and she’s writing the lyrics. She just rewrites over and over as she gets older. It’s one of the most amazing things ever.”
Showing tremendous insight and maturity, the 22-year old Chance said, “It’s crazy. It’s just like you said, she just grows. I’m inspired by her cause she grows so fast. She’s four months old and in four months she’s a genius already. She’s just super strong and super ready. That’s where I got that from when I was showing you the tape.” Chance then goes on to sing, "Are you ready for your blessing? Are you ready for your miracle?" what is presumed to be a line off his upcoming Acid Rap follow-up.
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