Twenty Sixteen has been quite the year for Chance the Rapper and it’s been a special thing to watch.
I was first introduced to Chance when his Acid Rap mixtape dropped and I was enamored by his interesting sound. Since Acid Rap he’s been on a mission to carve his name next to some of the greats. He worked on Kanye’s The Life of Pablo and most recently dropped his mixtape Coloring Book that received rave reviews and led to a huge tour. He’s nominated for 7 Grammy’s including Best New Artist and Best Rap album, a first for streaming-only albums.
Last night my Twitter feed was abuzz with joy because Chance and Jeremih decided to drop a Christmas collaboration that’s just what we needed to end this crazy year. Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama has a special appearance from comedian Hannibal Buress (read about how this came about) on “All the Way” where he request that they “Put them Travis Scott effects on his shit”.
Merry Christmas Lil Mama is for Chicago, the hometown of Chance and Jeremih, but something that can be enjoyed by all. I’ve been puffing on some Sour OG while I consume every second of this album and you should too.