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Chance The Rapper Talks Chicago Talent, Inspires An Actual Coloring Book

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Can't say we didn't see this coming, but Chance The Rapper's history-making streaming-only mixtape Coloring Book has been converted into a real one.

The people behind the Interns, a VICE-supported music blog, have created 16 album-inspired pages, each featuring a lyric from each of the album's songs, with an illustration designed by Bianca Basso.

On the motivation behind its creation, the group said, "While [Chance's] themes and notions are always complex, there’s something at the heart of every Chance record which reminds people that music should be fun. It should be devoured with a smile on your face. He taps the inner-kid inside all of us."

The Coloring Book coloring book is free for download here.

Chance also sat down with Beats 1 Radio's Zane Lowe and covered a range of topics.

On record label deals: "I don't agree with the way labels are set up. I don't agree that anyone should sign 360 deals, or sign away their publishing, or take most of the infrastructure that's included in a formal deal. I've learned not to be like, 'F--k this company or f--k that company,' even though a lot of those people tried to make it really hard for me to release my project."

On Chicago-bred talent: "We've never had a music industry and I think because there was no industry or big labels posted there, it gave people a lot of air to make what the f--k they wanted to make and bred a lot of awesome talent across all genres."

On Grammy ineligibility: "Because of this timing, I think it was important to have these mixtapes be trilogized and be a thing that existed. Regardless of how the revolution goes, I know that I was not on the bus when everything was changing and I was like 'F--k it, I'm still dropping mixtapes.'"

Hear the interview in full below.

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