If you’re anything like us, you’ve been waiting for Chance the Rapper to release new music ever since you finished listening to his 2016 mixtape “Coloring Book.” Well, the wait may be over! Chano, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, took to his Instagram story to share a video from inside a recording studio and gave fans a little snippet of some new songs. Watch the video below to listen to the tracks!
The 24-year-old just recently took home three Grammys for his last mixtape and opened up to Complex about the process of balancing life as a new father and a now-A-list rapper. “It was kind of impossible,” Chance said, in reference to getting alone time to work on his creative process. “I didn’t have any space or anything like that. I talk about it a lot, how we camped out at the studio with, like, 17 air mattresses in this huge building. My daughter and the mother of my child were also staying at the studio with me in a room on a terribly uncomfortable inflatable mattress.”
One thing about this new music that could be potentially different from his previous releases is that this would mark his first album. He opened up about the distinction he has between “mixtape” and “album.”
“I think I might actually sell this album. That’s, like, a big step in itself,” Chance, who is famous for only making money off of merchandise and tours, said. “I kind of hate the fact that I can’t chart, really. I can chart, but the way they have the streaming shit set up is weak as f–k. It’s unfair —1,500 streams is the equivalent to one [album sale], and that’s just that’s unfair.” Well, we will definitely be purchasing it!