So I didn't love Coloring Book. Chance's rapping was as good as ever, but I felt disconnected from the content compared to how I used to feel when his music would play. He remedied that today.
For fans of Coloring Book, this can easily be seen as yet another win for Chano, and for those who didn't, it's a return to form for the SoundCloud superstar. Across the four new songs, Chance speaks on his family, the rise of his career and proves once again why he's a top tier rapper. All four songs are fantastic by all accounts, but there are two that immediately stand out to me, "Wala Cam" ft. Supa Bwe and Forever Band and "65th & Ingleside". Both are backed by production created by groups of frequent collaborators of Chance's, setting a landscape that allows him to run wild and free.
Light and sunny, "Wala Cam" finds Chance The Rapper and fellow Chicagoan, Supa Bwe, unloading hitting lines in between a hook that'll have you singing along by the minute mark. Set up by producers: Greg Landfair, Carter Lang and Lido, both rappers deliver a perfect summertime BBQ banger. Be ready to hear this blasting out of speakers at every cookout across America.
As for "65th & Ingleside", Chance the Rapper finds himself amidst familiar organ sounds and immediately finds the pocket of the production. Running laps on the beat, he reminisces on his childhood and the flourishing of his career. Chance holds nothing back as he switches up flows without ever giving up on the emotion dripping from his voice.