Just over two years and a couple months after his last project Coloring Book first debuted, Chicago superstar Chance The Rapper just blessed the world with his highly anticipated new album titled The Big Day. If you are a true Lyrical Lemonade fan who has been supporting since the beginning, then you know that we are all huge fans of Chance The Rapper, he inspired all of us here as well as millions of others around the globe, so you can only picture just how excited I was when I first pressed play on this new album. I was very pleased when I saw the track list had twenty two songs (with a few skits) on it, I took about two and a half hours out of my morning to listen to this a couple of times before I wrote this article, and where should I begin? My initial thoughts were that Chance made it a point to do something different with this project, which I would say he has done with every project, but this project was a little more left field than I expected it would be. That’s a positive thing though, Chance mixed it up and really created a great piece of art with this album, it’s a beautiful & soulful tribute to how he got to this point in his career. Chance has always been one of my favorite new age storytellers in hip-hop, and he displayed that skill he possess a bunch on this tape, but he also has a good amount of bass knocking bangers that he matched with high amounts of energy. One other thing that stood out to me is how Chance switched up his flows to match different instrumentals on this tape, he kept it interesting but using his voice as something like an instrument, pitching it up or down or changing the pace of his flow to match the beats perfectly. I still need to take a lot more time out to sit down with this project before I can speak more about it, but one thing it for sure, I am loving what I heard. Stream this brand new album via Spotify below and don’t forget to follow Chance on Twitter here!
features + appearnces from Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Bennett, Francis and The Lights, Smino, John Legend, Da Baby, Madeintyo, Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes, Randy Newman, Timbaland, Justin Vernon, Ben Gibbard, Ari Lennox, Jack Red, L10, En Vogue, James Taylor, Pierre Bourne, Calboy, Lil Durk, Coco Rosie, Knox Fortune + more!
Also, shout out to Chance for mentioning Cole + Lyrical Lemonade on “Let’s Go On The Run”!