Do you remember where you were when you first heard Chance The Rapper? You know, the weird synergy of gospel singing and rap that is so intoxicating or confusing that you vow to listen even when you don't understand?
I don't know about you, but I was unloading storage at PacSun when I heard, "Brain Cells" for the first time. I played it on repeat for hours. From then, I have yet to stray from his creative genius. From projects to features, Chance The Rapper has given fans exactly what they expect: mind blowing flows, singing, metaphors, animation, drug induced energy and humility. Its through this listening that you sort of fall in love with Chance The Rapper. From 10 Days, to Acid Rap and The Social Experimentor SoX, Chance The Rapper has hands down proven to be consistently independent of record labels and vocal about the experience of under privileged adolescents in America, specifically Chicago.
Now, he has officially released his latest work dubbed, "Coloring Book' after his iconic mention on Kanye West's Ultra Light Beam, " I made Sunday Candy, I'm never going to hell/I met Kanye West, I'm never going to fail/ He said let's do a good ass job with Chance three/ I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy."
Coloring Book arrived last night on Apple Music. It has since been made available for download for fans who do not have an Apple Music subscription. The mixtape kicks off with a Kanye West feature (mirroring Chance's feature on "Ultralight Beam"); the remainder of its features rival those of The Life of Pablo -- Kanye, Future, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Justin Bieber, T-Pain, Lil Yachty,Jay Electronica, & more. Stream the mixtape here.