Chance The Rapper to release new free album ‘Surf’

New record made with band The Social Experiment is expected by the end of 2014

Chance The Rapper has revealed that he plans to release a new album titled ‘Surf’ before the end of the year.

‘Surf’ is an album Chance has made with his band The Social Experiment and will be released for free at some point in 2014. Chance revealed details of the project in an interview with Billboard where he also revealed that he has been in the studio with Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean and Rick Rubin among others.

Explaining that ‘Surf’ is “the first Social Experiment project” as opposed to a follow up to his 2013 solo mixtape ‘Acid Rap’, Chance explained: “‘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 Social Experiment member Donnie Trumpet] hold the reigns and carry it. There’s a lot of great instrumentation. A lot of input from cool writers.”

Speaking about the collaborators he has worked with recently, though not stating that they are necessarily involved with ‘Suf’, he continued: We worked with Migos. We worked with J. Cole. We did some work with Emily King just last week. Somebody who helped us out a lot with just getting into the project was Rick Rubin. And Frank Ocean. There’s been a lot of just people in the studio watching us work almost like a house band. People come in just to watch us jam out.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Chance explained the meaning behind new song ‘No Better Blues’ as well as his plans for a Lion King inspired live show and why he hates playing ‘Acid Rap’ songs live.