Fresh off the success of “Dragonball Durag,” Thundercat has returned with a new single. “Fair Chance,” the third single from his upcoming It Is What It Is album. Sounwave, noted producer for Top Dawg Entertainment, produced the track.
Lil B and Ty Dolla $ign each make guest appearances on the track, which memorializes the late Mac Miller. Miller was a close friend, the two were scheduled to tour together before his untimely passing. The two performed together in 2018 on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Thundercat spoke about the song in a statement.
“When [Mac] passed it shook the ground for the artist community,” he said. “Ty’s a strong dude and when he heard the song he knew exactly what it should be. I was there when he recorded it. We talked about what it was, and he did what he felt was right to it, and I love what he did.”
Thundercat worked with Miller on four albums: 2013’s Live From Space, 2014’s Faces, 2015’s GO:OD AM, and 2018’s Swimming.
It Is What it Is will be available for streaming on April 3. The status of Thundercat’s North American tour is up in the air amidst concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Stay tuned for updates regarding both the upcoming album and tour.
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