At this point, it would be an understatement to say Chance the Rapper fans are eager to hear his highly anticipated third mixtape, Chance 3. The project would count as his first solo release since 2013’s Acid Rap, though many consider Surf an extension of his catalog, and with good reason as the Chicago rapper played an integral part on Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment’s debut album.
With the acclaim Surf received in 2015—and Chance’s track record in general—expectations are high for what comes next, and it sounds like he’s ready to deliver his best material yet. “This stuff is way better than Surf. I’ll say that on record,” Chance declares in his new Complex cover story. “Donnie [Trumpet] is awesome, and the project was awesome, but this is all of us focusing our efforts into some very hip-hop and very dance-y shit, and it feels good. So I’m excited about that.”
Read Chance the Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s full cover story here and purchase the June/July issue here. And to hear Chance talk more about his upcoming mixtape and working with Kanye West on The Life of Pablo, check out our behind-the-scenes interview with him in the video below.