Following in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg and Barack Obama, Chicago's Chance the Rapper took to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything session to answer his fans' most pressing questionsâ€”which were mostly some variation of "when will you come to my city?" The answer is soon, apparently, or August 26 if you live in London.
However, he also weighed in on some pressing issues, such as whether or not he actually lost to Trinidad James in Connect Four (he claims he didn't), who his favorite artist to collaborate with is (Jeremih) and what his favorite Chicago restaurant is (Lou Malnati's). He offered a book recommendation (Freakonomics) and shared his favorite song right now ("We Ready" by Migos and Soulja Boy). And now we know how to spell his "IGH!" ad lib (it's "IGH").
Most interestingly, however, he shared the story behind the track that meant the most to him on Acid Rap, "Everything's Good (Good Ass Outro)":
It took me so long, after beginning the process of recording and creating of the project, to write an ending to the album. About 3 1/2 weeks before the tape dropped I wrote and recorded Everything's Good, which I knew from the first time I heard it would be the outro. During the session my Dad called me to apologize about a laptop he had told me he'd buy me awhile back. The laptop wasn't really a big deal to me then, but my Dad has always been one to give provocative and loving speeches via random, sporadic phone calls. So I listened. About a minute into the call i got teary eyed and started really listening to him and the conviction in his voice. I could hear my Dad speaking in this calm and fulfilled voice about his pride in what I'm doing and his pure love of my success. And that was it. everything was good.
Check out the full AMA here for more of Chance's answers.