When Chance the Rapper took the hip-hop world by storm with 2013's Acid Rap, it seemed that every door was open to him. But instead of cashing in with a major-label deal--or even following down the lucrative independent path of a Macklemore--the Chicago wunderkind went away, returning only when he and his creative collective, The Social Experiment, had finished their bright, labyrinthine LP, Surf. But now that he's re-entered the public eye, the BBC's DJ Semtex caught up with Chance after Glastonbury. The latter calls "Miracle" his favorite song off of the album; he also says that "Sunday Candy" was initially not supposed to make the album, until it became the obvious choice for the lead single. But speaking of singles, though he's still vague as to the details of his next solo effort, he offers that a song fans have been clamoring for will kick it off soon. "'Paradise' is a touring record," Chance says. "It's a song about being grateful, and it's a song about celebration and it's a song about the word. It's always been a song that we only perform live--I've been touring for a year now. It's releasing soon, it's the first single."



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