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Chance The Rapper Talks Being Featured On Lil Wayne’s “Dedication 5” Mixtape

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Chance The Rapper Talks Being Featured On Lil Wayne Dedication 5 Mixtape

Rolling Stone recently caught up with Chance The Rapper and asked him about his appearance on Lil Wayne‘s latest mixtape, Dedication 5. Chance explains how Weezy F Baby hit him up asking for a song to be done in one day and how stressful it was for him.

“You Song,” one of the hottest cuts off Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 mixtape, features one of your most killer verses. When did you find out that was going down?
We had just got back in Chicago the day before from Europe, and this was supposed to be our one day off between touring the States and coming back from Europe. That morning I woke up. The first thing I saw was a text from my manager Pat in the morning: “Wayne wants a song for Dedication 5. He needs it in two days.” You can imagine all the stress that I instantly felt on my head, to not only do a perfect song for Wayne, but to have it done that one day, ’cause we were leaving the next day.

So how did you approach it?
I was a little bit scatterbrained. I was just stressed out, ’cause I was like, “I don’t know what the fuck I’m about do.” So I hit Pat back like, “What beat does he want?” And Pat’s like, “I’ll check for you right now.” He hits me right back: “He says it could be whatever beat you want.” That just made it so much more stressful. What beat do I pick for Lil Wayne’s Dedication 5 mixtape? I’m thinking instantly I gotta pick some Chicago street shit. I was gonna do, like, Z Money “Bitches Want My Money’ or a [Chief] Keef record, or just some Chicago shit. I figured it made sense. I wanted to rap about some Dedication 5-ass shit: what was going on, the shit that I recently got. Tell my story all over again.

Was “You Song” one of your favorite tracks off D5

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  • trap q

    THANK GOD HE DIDENT CHOOSE CHIEF KEEF BEAT…WAT UP 5

  • Feelingz

    You Song was dope

  • Loweezy

    second

  • tity boi

    Ohhhh this is not a love song………this is a youuuu songgggggg

  • Oxymoron

    That was pretty dope. And Chance’s verse was dope as hell. He killed it. And of course, Wayne Killed it too. Best verse on D5. Not? Anyway, D5 dope as codeine.

  • KamZiro

    “You Song” Is One Of My Favourites Actioly My Number One Song Including “Still Got The Rock” & Others… Great Song I Been Playing Since The Month Started

  • yep, you song is definitely one of the best tracks, well done chance!

  • young tunechi

    “This is not a love song this is a YOU song ” yeah that shiit was dope chance did his thing you can’t hate on that.

  • hello

    imo you song was my fav on the tape. weezy definitely had the best verse on that song too, it reminded me of old weezy.

  • KamZiro

    @hello Just Cut That Crap Out. Now Im Getting Bored Of The People Say “Where Is Old Weeezy” “I Miss Old Weezy” “Weezy Has Fallen Off”, Ohyeah He Does His Thing Better Than All You Ma Fuckerz. And Again There Is A Annoying Pic In The Net Of Tupac Saying “If I Was Alive Weezy Was Going O Work In McDonalds” Well All You Bitch Ass Niggerz Did That Meme Unluckly That Ma Fucker Tupac Aint Alive

  • lauryspace

    Why people all they talk about is OLD WEEZY damn that shit is annoying now

  • Djime Carter

    D5 is very good there’s a lot of First song !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Weezy the best love you
    #Trukfit #Ymcmb #IwaityouinFrance

  • YoungTunechie

    This is an old article, how come you just posted this on the blog @Danny M?

  • Sir_T

    @Danny.. Yeah ”You song” is dope man. Its probably on my Top3 on d5.
    @kamziro.. Ya right.
    Y’all stll think Wayne aint baq to his verse-killer self? Then ya need sum pussy.. Cat

  • realtunefan

    OMFG I NEED NEW MUSIC WAYNE. I BEEN BUMPIN D5 SINCE IT FIRST LEAKED. ARE YOU ON ANY FEATURES OR NEW MUSIC???

  • TunechiLioncheis

    Somebody said “you song” is a single off Devol

  • khosta

    Guys d5 is doper than d4 and d3 I mean listen to ‘you song’ which is my fav. Lil wayne song. And am I the only one who finds FuckwithmeyouknowIgotit very very dope man, I’m addicted to that song. Lil wayne’s flow just settles with the beat and his voice was set perfect and his lyrics are cool. My top 5 for D5 is as follows:
    1. FuckwithmeyouknowIgotit
    2. You Song
    3. Cream
    4. Levels
    5. New slaves

  • TUNG_TRIX

    WTF EEEEEWWWWW HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN WAYNES DREADS LATELY??? WHY ARE THEY ALL MUSHED TOGETHER LIKE THAT?? IT LOOKS NASTY!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAYS WHEN WAYNE USED TO BRAID HIS DREADS. HE LOOKED SO CUTE WHEN HE DID THAT.

  • Kidd

    Dreamchasers 3 is weak af and f**k anyone who disagree

  • derrick

    @kidd i agree with you bro

  • brittany _88

    @tung_trix bitch stfu he clipped his dreads and is fixing them hoe. shut yo late ass up

  • who dat ?

    wayne really went in on this song. its my fav off the tape s/o chance

  • Nolan

    @KIDD you right though homie. nigga overrated af

  • TRUTH IS….

    LOL SOME DUCK ASS NIGGA ON TWITTER SAID

    ” NIGGA SAID WAYNE HAD 5 MILLION VIEWS IN A WEEK ”

    “FOH MEEK GOT 4 MILLION IN 6 HOURS”

    BUT WHAT THE DUCK ASS NIGGA DONT GET IS, YEAH MEEK MIGHT HAVE MORE VIEWS BUT WAYNE GOT THE MOST DOWNLOADS AND STILL GOING.IN THE END….DOWLOADS> VIEWS

  • TRUTH IS….

    *DOWNLOADS

  • bryce 404

    @truthis.. & @kidd trueee

  • realtunefan

    @TRUTH IS I GOTTA FUCK WIT U ON YHAT ONE

  • realtunefan

    @TRUTH IS YEA I GOTTA FUCK WIT U ON THAT ONE

  • trelly trell

    @truthis he was so busy dick riding he didnt think that 1 through smh

  • esho_nino

    you song was 1 of the dopest tracks off d5…it didnt even sound like a mixtape song more like a album track

  • realtunefan

    @esho nino ACTUALLY YOU SONG IS A ALBUM TRACK. ITS GOING TO BE THE FIRST SINGLE FOR DEVOL JUST LIKE NO WORRIES WAS A SINGLE FOR IANAHB2.

  • realtunefan

    AND IM LYING. WAYNE SAID IT HIS SELF.

  • realtunefan

    I MEAN IM NOT LYING ^^^

  • Kidd

    @realtunefan where did you see this info cause i would like to check it out for myself

  • TE$H

    FUCK WAYNE. THAT NIGGA BE TALKIN BOUT HE A REAL STREET NIGGA AND SHIT LIKE THAT. HE AINT NO STREET NIGGA. SEE ME IM A STREET NIGGA. I REALLY WENT THRU THE STRUGLE. MY MOMS WAS ON CRACK . I WAS THE ONE PAYIN THE BILLS AND PUTTIN FOOD ON THE TABLE AT 13 YEARS OLD!!!!!! THAT NIGGA WAYNE DIDNT HAVE TO WORRY AVOUT SHIT. HE WAS JUST A LITTLE ASS SUBURB KID THAT GOT FAMOUS. HE DIDNT STRUGGLE LIKE I DID. HE DIDNT SELL DRUGS OR NUN OF THAT…………….. BUT YEA I BE GETTIN REAL MAD WHEN NIGGA LIKE WAYNE AND RICK ROSS BE TALKIN ABOUT THEY GANGSTERS TRYIN TO BE LIKE US REAL…………. STREET NIGGAS

  • Angel

    Wayne should of had 2 verses on You Song

  • Fuck TE$H

    Wayne raps you fool. Your story may be real but how is that relevant at all… You tha type of nigga that be spilling his heart on twitter and shit. Grown ass man crying over Wayne being famous, you got a job right? You taken care of very body right? .. Well what the fuck u want from us nigga

  • realtunefan

    @TE$H YEA I FEEL YOU BUT WHY U ON HERE TALKIN ABOUT IT??? THE LAST TIME I CHECKED THIS IS A WAYNE FAN PAGE SO…….

  • Don

    How tf can u say Wayne didn’t go through stuff? Nigga were you there in his life to witness anything he went through? I don’t think you were. Smh I hate niggas who say so and so didn’t do this or that like nigga you can’t say what he went through you wasn’t there. And we all have our struggles so chill the fuck out and stop tryin to get on other people

  • Kamodo

    1 You Song… was a great track hands down ,started from the bottom freestyle killed the verse:-)

  • DC

    This is not a love song
    This is a you song
    I just happen to love you,,,Dope song,,,chanc dd his job well ere,,

    You feel like Kool-Aid in a wine
    glass,,,,,,,,,,shout out to mie NikkER WaYNne

  • Had an argument over Wayne with like 5 people cause they was tryna play my nigga talking about he wear tight jeans & he seem gay I said the bitch niggas y’all listen to is wearing dresses & y’all call him weird .. Had to put that wayne quote on em that’s when they had to shut tf up

  • khosta

    People have y’all not heard fuckwithmeyouknowIgotit ? That song insane. It’s in the same level as No cielings, this song would fit in no cielings. The way he raps in that songs, he raps fast, slows down, chills then goes back hard again. Ey he did fuckwithmeyouknowIgotit perfectly. “All my niggas got cat lives. Celebrate when a rat die” and at the beginning when he says “get em tune” that’s the shit. The best moment in the tape comes from: “You ever see me broke? Right on my cast. Boy my weed so good I cry when it’s gone. Had a phone in jail that’s a cellphone. Yeah I’m bout to buy a machine gun.” Anyone agrees ?

  • offcos & i think Chance The Rapper dd a wonderful job – *salute* 🙂

  • loyal fan

    great song indeed!!!!! bt my favourite song is PURE COLUMBIA, that track goes hard !!!!!!!

  • Wise

    Loved the song. But if you think about it, Chance was “stressful” to find a beat and spit out a verse, imagine how Wayne was? I bet for Lil Wayne it was EASY to come up with his verse, like instantly while Chance was worried. The difference of a legend to a good rapper!

  • tony_montana

    @kidd what do you mean “fuck anyone who disagrees”?! O_o couldn’t you just say you don’t like DC3 & left it at that? Was that really necessary though? Smh

  • khosta

    It’s tunechi-lee immortal. My name ringing, my name ringing, hello may I take your order I say…

  • Trizzy

    You know it’s a good mixtape when everybody got different favourite song…

    PS- you song goes hard… “my diamond grill makes it hard to see I’m lying through my teeth”

  • ~FacePalm

    @ TE$H

    Who gives a fuck about what you have to say? YOu saying wayne never struggled this that the other HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU SO SURE ABOUT THAT….

    everyone has a different struggle you don’t have to be selling drugs to be struggling you fucking idiot if you sold drugs cool that was your dumbass choice everyone ahs a choice and a method to get out there own $h!t wayne started rapping at 11

    and you a street nigga? since when does street niggas come on a fan site to start bitching in Caps to get attention

    Next time i hear bull$h!t like ohhhh wayne never struggled or em or 50 cent everyone has there own struggle dont have to be the same struggle as you and how the fuck are you so sure that there struggle wasn’t worst than your So shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up..and you not no fucking street nigga so cut the bullsh!t trying to look cool over the internet.

    Also look at new orleans where wayne lived and tell me if he been living the rich nice secure live with no struggles you moron..You don’t even know who he knows apart from T.I/Game/50 cent/birdman/Em etc etc etc you don’t even know if he has a full clique and hood niggas in other states but you talking up in your @$$

  • Kidd

    @tonymontana i believe i have freedom of speech in this country and i said it because there are people that swear that these certain rappers that dont talk about anything goes hard and really those are the people that are ruining the genre of hip hop its not the artists its the fans and by the way why did you have to comment you could have just kept that to yourself and left it at that gtfoh next please