With his third mixtape, Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper finally transcended from spirited twenty-something MC to beacon of industry solidarity, rounding artists from every corner of the hip-hop and pop realms for his gospel rap odyssey.
And though the internets have been nothing short of flooded by Chano’s praises, and yes, every single line from the album, he’s yet to truly break down the album in any shape or form. Cue: the ever-intrepid Zane Lowe, who took to the studio booth to chop it up with the Chicago rapper in the wake of his album’s release, delving into Coloring Book‘s lengthy list of features, how he landed them and precisely what it takes to craft an album that is practically unanimously approved by fans and critics alike. Coloring Book was very much at the core of his time with Zane Lowe, but it was difficult to uncover just how profound the connection between Chance and fellow Chicago rap game savior, Kanye West, without referencing, and eventually playing, the demos from both Coloring Book and Ye’s Chano-assisted The Life Of Pablo, which should provide even the most bloodthirsty of new Kanye haters with a moment of sheer fascination, observing tracks like “Wolves” and “Famous” in their rawest form.
Hear Chance The Rapper’s full interview with Zane Lowe down below. Stream Coloring Book via Apple Music for free today.