During an interview with Zane Lowe in May, Chance The Rapper revealed that he and Kanye West were planning to resurrect Kanye's lost Good Ass Job album. Initially planned as the fourth and final release in Kanye's College Dropout album series, the unfinished project—which was set aside when Kanye began working on his genre-bending 808s & Heartbreak—unsurprisingly still has a mythical aura surrounding it 13 years later.
While the past four months have been mostly quiet on the good ass front, earlier this week Chance updated fans on the status of the album in a new interview on Los Angeles’ Power 106 FM “The Cruz Show.”
It's definitely far from done. It's something that gets brought up in conversation every once and a while.
After acknowledging that Ye's currently working on a joint project with Drake, which he says he has not heard but knows he will listen to non-stop, Chance explained why the album's creation would mean so much to him:
The Good Ass Job, that is something that's been a dream for me. I'm a Chicago kid, so I'm a super Ye fan. I used to watch all the YouTube videos and him speaking, and I remember watching a video a long time ago where he was explaining, 'You have your college dropout, then you go back after your late registration, and then you finally get your graduation, and then after you graduate you have to go and get a good ass job.'
Given that Kanye and Chance are both currently touring, coupled with the fact Kanye is working on the aforementioned collabo project with Drake, Cruel Winter, and his next solo album, it's unlikely the pairing will have an opportunity in the immediate future to truly begin working on a cohesive album.
But if Chance has taught us anything over the past 12 months, it's to never doubt his ability to accomplish something he says he will do. If the man can buy back tickets to his Chicago musical festival from "f*ckboy" scalpers and resell them at face value, anything is possible.
By DJ Z, who loves to argue with you on Twitter.