American rapper Chance The Rapper recently made an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he talked about the inspiration behind his new song ‘Child Of God’
According to The Chicago-based rapper part of the song was created during his visit to Ghana in January this year.
“I wrote part of the song in Ghana on my travels I ran into this amazing artist called Moses Sumney I know him from the states Moses is one of the greatest artists of our generation he’s a Ghanaian American artist and he was in Ghana at the same time hence I went by his crib and we recorded some vocals for the record” he said.
Chance also spoke about meeting a Gabonese artist, Naila Opiangah, in Ghana whose painting shaped the way he presents his new song, “Child of God.”
I also actually met the artist who did the art piece that represents the song she’s a Gabonese painter by the name Naila Opiangah who I met in Ghana’
On how he was inspired by Naila’s painting, The 3-time Grammy-winning rapper said: ”The original title of the song was ‘Do Your Thing Child’ but after seeing this finished 6ft x 12-foot giant beauty of work with all these bodies ascending I had the idea to change the song title I was inspired by her to change the title of the piece to Child of God which is very radical” he explained.
‘Child of God’ features Moses Sumney while the accompanying video stars Gabonese painter Naïla Opiangah, with whom Chance is staged a contemporary art project, also named Child of God, at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
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