This week’s download comes from Chance The Rapper’s latest mixtape, “The Coloring Book.” The song, “All Night” features Knox Fortune and Kaytranada on production. You have seven days to download the song.
Coming on the scene with vibrant rhymes and jazzy, retro beats, Chicago’s Chance the Rapper broke through with the 2013 mixtape Acid Rap. Having considered a career in music throughout his high-school years, Chancelor Bennett aka Chance the Rapper used a ten-day suspension during his senior year to record his debut mixtape, 10 Day. Uploaded immediately to the internet in 2012, the mixtape would grab the attention of Forbes magazine, which featured it in the publication’s Cheap Tunes column, and Childish Gambino, who would ask Chance to join his 2012 tour of America as opening act. Gambino would land on the Acid Rap mixtape along with Ab-Soul and Action Bronson. With nothing but mixtapes in his discography, Chance was still popular enough to be a featured artist at Lollapalooza 2013.
On this, his first masterpiece, Chance evolves – from Rapper to pop visionary. Influence by gospel music, Coloring Book finds the Chicago native moved by the Holy Spirit and the current state of his hometown. “I speak to God in public,” he says on “Blessings,” its radiant closer. “He think the new sh*t jam / I think we mutual fans.