Lil’ Chano from 79 has an album brewing, but hopefully these new songs aren’t apart of that project.
Chance the Rapper has emerged as the people’s champion in rap. The indie rapper who has broken through to the mainstream; hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live, winning a Grammy for a mixtape (Coloring Book) and doing Kit-Kat commercials, the indie lane is going great for Chano.
News has been that Chance is working on a project with Childish Gambino and doing his own 7 track Kanye-produced album, so we should be getting a record soon. So to build up the hype Chance has dropped 4 new songs today, his first solo outings since Coloring Book.
Chance explores his love life and his fond memories with his fiancé on “65th and Ingleside.” Conversely, on “Work Out,” he addresses his last life before meeting his fiancé and his ex-girlfriend. Both songs feel as if they could’ve been on his 2016 mixtape but offer something new about his life. Fans have been left in the dark on updates of his personal life (aside from social media posts) and the songs fill us in on what’s going on.
“I Might Need Security” and “Wala” Cam are very Chicago, something we have loved Chance for. Addressing Chicago issues on I Might Need Security along with a Jamie Foxx sample that works fantastic (more than it should actually), contribute to the best song of the grouping.
‘Wala Cam” … let’s just praise Chance for always keeping so Chicago, and putting on fellow Chicago artist, “Supa Bwe”. Pretty much a non-sense track, it doesn’t offer much. The saving grace is the production but we have heard much better from Chance.
This care package we got from Chance is fine, nothing special nor nothing bad. Trying to stir up a commotion for upcoming albums, Chance has people talking, but these songs aren’t going to last long in the pantheon of Chance raps.