A Timeline of Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino's Friendship
Here's a look back at Gambino and Chano's longstanding friendship—starting with their first collaborations and ending with their rumored collaborative album.
We all know that long-term friendships can be difficult to maintain, especially within the competitive world of hip-hop. How many times have we witnessed two seemingly close artists get into a public dispute over business matters that eventually turned personal? We’ve lost count at this point, to be honest; however, not every relationship has been severed by the industry’s cutthroat nature—just look at Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino.
In the years since they released their first collaboration, the two artists have consistently shown support for one another. They’ve joined forces on a number of records, have taken the stage together, and have been working on a collaborative project, which Chance opened up about during an interview with Peter Rosenberg on Open Late. It’s great to see two talented dudes, with two completely separate careers, come together time and time again.
In honor of Chance and Gambino’s longstanding friendship, we’re taking a look back at their history with one another—starting with their earliest collaborations to their highly anticipated joint project.
Chance the Rapper Meets Childish Gambino
Chance Lands a Feature on Gambino’s 'Royalty' Mixtape
Gambino Recruits Chance for His Camp Tour
Chance Appears on Childish's 'Because the Internet'
In the following year, Gambino released his sophomore album Because the Internet. The 19-track project included appearances by Jhené Aiko, Azealia Banks, and—you guessed it—Chance. The two connected on the standout cut “The Worst Guys,” produced by Gambino’s frequent collaborator Ludwig Göransson.
Chance also made a cameo in Childish's short film Clapping for the Wrong Reasons.