Chance the Rapper has gone undercover in Chicago as a driver with Lyft as part of a charity initiative.
Partnering with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate initiative, Chance wore a disguise, picking up unsuspecting passengers and fans who talked with him about rap, their favourite musicians and Chicago – and much more. You can watch some footage here:
In one scene, a passenger says she likes ‘Chance the Rapper’ not realising she is being driven by the star. To another unsuspecting fan he joked: “I’d love to get the chance to see Chance the Rapper live.”
Earlier in October, Chance also announced that he was donating $1 million to mental health services in Chicago.
Earlier this month, Chance said that his contributions to Kanye West’s ‘ye’ album were cut. In an interview on The Joe Budden Podcast, Chance was asked to share his thought’s on West’s eighth LP. After revealing that he liked the release “a little bit”, he spoke of how his involvement altered his own perception of the material.
“‘Ye invited me out and I brought my family and we worked on some on tracks. None of the verses that I wrote or anything that had influence on was on the album,” he said. “I think like you have to understand my perspective of the music is how it affects me and how it affected me or the artist affected me before.”
It was also confirmed earlier this year that Chance The Rapper is working on a collaborative LP with West, titled ‘Good Ass Job’. However, Chance revealed in the interview that work has yet to begin.
“The project is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. I don’t think it’s Kanye’s thing, he’s about to drop ‘Yandhi‘,” he said. “There’s no doing it, the project hasn’t started yet.
“I’m a huge Kanye West fan. In my mind, basically since ‘The Life of Pablo’, I’ve been begging him to come back to Chicago to work on a project with me.
He added: “In my mind, this is going to be ‘Good Ass Job’ and his return to a sound that basically birthed my sound and my chance to work with who I believe to be the greatest living artist.”