By Jordan Jerry |Staff Writer|
The “Coloring Book,” also known as Chance 3 is out now! Chancelor Bennett, aka Chance The Rapper is back and he’s renewed and refreshed!
The 14-track mixtape is filled with reminiscing moments of his childhood in Chicago, to his love for mixtapes and free distribution of music, to showing his true appreciation to God.
Chance really threw his soul into this mixtape.
If you know the rapper, you know his style is “mind-blowingly” different and filled with good vibes but we can see the maturity he has obtained in the past 4 years.
You can see why he calls it “The Coloring Book,” with the different messages, types of vibes, and emotions thrown into it, Chance 3 is very diverse.
All the instruments, drum line beats, choirs, and the occasional ad-lib of the performer yelling “igh, igh,” this album is true art.
He started off with “10 Day,” his first mixtape which he released in 2012; it opened up everyone’s eyes to the new Chicago born rapper fresh out of high school.
Then his second mixtape “Acid Rap” released in 2013 put him on top of the world.
It was rated at an 8.4 by the most trusted voice in music, Pitchfork.com, adding that the mixtape included styles of “juke, gospel, bluesrock, and more.”
The artist continues these good vibes in “The Coloring Book.”
The album starts off with his first track “All We Got” featuring Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir, with “And we back, and we back, na,na, na/ This ain’t no intro, this the entrée”
These lyrics are letting us know that this is a big moment.
He’s also saying that this is the beginning of new projects.
For 3 years, fans have been waiting for new music from him and he has been teasing us with his collaboration with Lil B on a mixtape called “Free (The Based Freestyle Mixtape)” and The Social Experiment on the mixtapes “SOX” and “Surf.”
Fans have been expecting an album, but instead they got something better, a free solo mixtape.
Although he has never made an actual album, he clearly sticks to free music.
This man hates record labels as he explains in “No Problem” featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.
“If one more label try to stop me/ It’s gon’ be some dreadhead n—— in the lobby!”
He refuses to sell his soul, and to be held back by record label’
s rules and regulations.
He loves free music,as he explains in song “Mixtape” featuring Young Thug & Lil Yachty “Am I the only
one n—-still care about mixtapes?”
He also features big artists like Justin Bieber, Jeremih, and Jay Electronica.
“This album is a good combination of pop and hip hop. Chance The Rapper talks about some real stuff and issues within his own life. Every song is catchy, and my favorite song is ‘All Night’ featuring Knox Fortune,” stated Tanner Christian aka Dj Entay.
Many who are Chance The Rapper fans would agree, and if your not it is a guarantee that you will by the end of the mixtape.
This album is art. Point blank. Period.