On this third mixtape, 2016’s critically lauded Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper rewrote the rules at the Grammy’s, grabbing seven total nominations and taking home three gramophones, including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album, without technically moving a single unit. Now, he has officially confirmed the delivery of his next studio project, and if his third was the charm, his fourth might just be an instant-classic waiting to be heard.
A hard release date has not yet been revealed, though Chano and his manager both confirmed a July release on social media. In a video posted to Instagram, Chance, beaming, gives fans a quick look at the busy life of a budding star—he’s preparing for his wedding, actively involved in Chicago’s politics, his non-profit’s work, and of course studio time, all accounting for the three year gap between LPs.
“Life is good, you can get that sh*t when I’m ready,”
In those three years, Chance has logged studio time with Anderson .Paak, Kanye West and more, though it is currently unclear if July’s release will be the Chicago emcees’ highly anticipated joint project Good Ass Job. Interestingly though, in 2017 Chance was quick to publicly clarify after winning his Grammy Awards that his first three projects would more accurately be described as mixtapes, not albums.
View this post on Instagram
— THE YOUNG PATAWAN (@patthemanager) February 12, 2019
Update: Now Chance has confirmed on social media this is in fact his first album, and not a mixtape as his previous three projects were designated.
this my 1st album so its really good
— Chance Owbum (@chancetherapper) February 12, 2019