Though he didn't drop a full-length project, Chance the Rapper came through for fans and released four new songs. On one of the tracks, Chance announced that he had purchased the former news website Chicagoist.
The announcement came on the song "I Might Need Security."
"I bought the Chicagoist," Chance divulged. The deal was between WNYC, who purchased Chicagoist earlier this year, and Chance the Rapper’s Social Media LLC.
"I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment,” Chance said, per Gothamist. “WNYC’s commitment to finding homes for the -ist brands, including Chicagoist, was an essential part of continuing the legacy and integrity of the site. I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content."
The President and CEO of New York Public Radio, Laura Walker, released a statement on the purchase, saying, “We are delighted that the Chicagoist assets are finding a new home in the hands of a proud Chicagoan. WNYC has a strong commitment to local journalism and building community, and we are pleased that these assets will be used to support local coverage in the great city of Chicago.”
Chance also takes aim at the mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, on "I Might Need Security." He raps, "And Rahm you done I expect a resignation/an open investigation on all of these paid vacations for murderers."
Outside of the four new tracks, Chance has said that he plans to work with both Kanye West and Childish Gambino on two separate projects. "I've been actively working on the project with Childish, I'm gonna do a seven-track with 'Ye," Chance said while on Open Late With Peter Rosenberg. The Chicago-born artist also gave an update on his collaborative project with Glover. “We got six songs that are all fire,” he remarked. “But I think the album's gonna be more than 14 songs. I think it's gonna be a full thing.”