Current Hip-Hop media darlings Chance The Rapper and Lin-Manuel Miranda cover the newest issue of Complex Magazine and share their thoughts on Kanye West.
The hard working duo share the cover of Complex dressed as construction workers with the tagline “Self Made.”
In the story, Chance The Rapper, one of the most successful independent rappers in Hip-Hop and Miranda, the composer, rapper, writer and lead actor in the wildly successful Broadway play Hamilton, share their experiences of creating their own paths in entertainment.
The duo was also asked their thoughts on one of the world’s most popular creatives, Kanye West.
When asked if it was cool to brag about your dopeness or remind the world about it every chance you got, both had interesting perspectives.
Chance offered this, calling out Kanye by name:
“There’s not really a responsibility to tell people of your accomplishments, but I think in Kanye’s situation … it’s Kanye West. If I was the greatest artist of this generation, and the few past generations, and a few generations going forward, I’d probably say it all the time, especially if I was black and people didn’t really like me. I’d be like, ‘Let me remind you all the fucking time…I don’t even know if it’s about people recognizing it. I think it’s about being a polarizing figure, so that 200 years from now when nobody really remembers any of our names, people talk about him being an *sshole and also being great.”
Chance The Rapper, who many have said dropped his generation’s The College Dropout with his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap hasn’t had to do much self-promotion. With his highly-anticipated Chance 3 mixtape set to drop on Friday, May 13, many of his fans have promoted it for him by buying posters and plastering them on walls around the world.