Chance the Rapper posted an image of himself and Lil B to Instagram in July with this blunt caption: “Made an album with Lil B.” Now, after claiming in an interview that it’s a “masterpiece,” Chance has released the project.
“It’s called #Free and yes it’s real,” Chance writes in a new Instagram post. “Conceived from magic, love, acid and bases. We made this the moment we met.”
“By this point, you might be confused as to what we’re doing,” Chance elaborates in the introduction to Free‘s second track “Whats Next.” “We’re making an entire piece of content from scratch, which is where the best things in life come from. The best things in life come from nothing and become something different. This is an allegory to life. Life is an allegory to this s–t, I guess.”
The collaboration is just the latest in what has been a massive year for Chance. He featured prominently on Surf, the album from his Chicago peers Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment. Chance has also lent his talents to remixes and guest verses, closed out this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, curated his own music festival, began work acting in a murder mystery, and is expecting his first child.
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