Chance the Rapper debuted a new song, discussed #ChanoForMayor, and explained a bit about SocialWorks — the non-profit organization that has already raised $2.2 million dollars for Chicago Public Schools — Monday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Originally planning to perform “Grown Ass Kid,” an unreleased song from his Grammy-winning album Coloring Book, Chance had to scrap the idea for “reasons I don’t really want to talk about,” according to the Chicago-born artist.
Instead, Chance performed an entirely new song he wrote over the weekend. The downbeat song, was never given an official title on the show, features a heavy amount of guitar from Daniel Caesar, along with some assistance from frequent collaborators Nico Segal (formerly Donnie Trumpet) and Stix (Greg Landfair Jr.).
The second verse focuses on the struggles of fame, with Chance rapping “it ain’t really fun to hang out with me no more / We can’t go to River East to hang at the beach no more.” The three-time Grammy award winner donned his famous “3” hat and incorporated background vocals in typical fashion to bring the whole piece together.
During his conversation with Colbert, Chance said the idea of politics doesn’t appeal to him at all. “I do not like politics,” he said. “I think government, in a certain way, is necessary and should always be a fluid thing that’s changing.”
Check out his performance and conversation with Colbert above.