Chance the Rapper recently sat down with NPR on What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito where he discussed the music industry’s recent urge to embrace originality and rappers who refuse to assimilate into the thug persona that was ever so popular in the ’90s. Chance shared that because of this pressure to conform to these norms in Hip-Hop, “there were so many fabricated hood n*ggas.” However, the modern day ambiance in the industry has been more inviting and likely to celebrate unlikely heroes and people who previously wouldn’t have a platform to speak on. Chance thanks another Chicago artist, Kanye West, for challenging the conventional notions of what it meant to be a black artist in his time so that youngsters like himself could flourish. The kid from 79th speaks on this and much more, so to take a listen to the full interview which is linked below.

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/08/09/542077601/chance-the-rapper-on-mixtapes-politics-and-priorities