With the recent release of his new single, "No Better Blues," Chance The Rapper and his band The Social Experiment were able to jokingly vocalize a plethora of things that he 'hates.' In a recent interview with Billboard, the 2014 XXL Freshman revealed a few upcoming projects that they're really excited about, including his upcoming projects Surf and SOX. According to Chance, popular Broadway play The Lion King acts as a major influence in his forthcoming concerts' stage decor.

"We're working really closely with Francis Starlite from Francis and the Lights," Chance told Billboard. "He's been a really been a big help on Surf. Damn, I'm saying these things like people know it. Surf is the first project, which is coming out before the end of 2014. It's the first Social Experiment project. It's a big step for all of us all putting our heads together and letting Nico [Segal, a.k.a Donnie Trumpet] hold the reigns and carry it. There's a lot of great instrumentation. A lot of input from cool writers. I'm already saying too much."

Surf will broadcast the talents of Donnie Trumpet, Chance's trumpet player. Chance went on to discuss how his upcoming concerts will be a live theatrical experience. With The Lion King setting the foundation for eccentric and detailed stage designs, Chance is hoping to give fans a show they'll never forget.

"We have an idea for what we want to do next year following [the release] of Surf and [another project entitled] SOX and everything else that is to come," he said. "We've been really, really focused on The Lion King musical and stage design and use of props in the theater setting and trying to make a very cool musical-kinda thing. Like musical theater. So we're working on that. It's still in the development process."

Expect to hear new music with J. Cole, Migos, Frank Ocean, Emily King, Rick Rubin and more in the near future. Surf will be released online for free before the year ends. Check out the full interview here.


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