Weeks before he was to hit the stage on Saturday Night Live’s season finale, Chance the Rapper asked his fans to help him with the set list. Of course, the Chicago rapper planned to perform two songs from his Grammy-nominated Coloring Book mixtape, but he didn’t want to repeat any of the tracks we’ve seen on TV; so he requested input from his followers, many of whom suggested cuts “Same Drugs” and “Mixtape.”
Well, Chance gave the people what they wanted. On this week’s episode of SNL, featuring guest host Casey Affleck, the rapper put on a stellar performance of “Finish Line” / “Drown” with his special guest Noname. His second performance was a stripped down piano version of "Same Drugs" backed by an orchestra and background vocals by Third Story and Abbey Smith.
As expected, Twitter went crazy over it.
This marks Chance’s second appearance on the sketch comedy show. After making his SNL debut a year ago, the 23-year-old artist has put on many notable TV performances. Back in February, he performed “All My Friends” with Tinashe on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He then did “Blessings” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, followed by “Summer Friends” on Good Morning America, and “No Problem” with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz on The Ellen Show.
Needless to say, 2016 was a huge year for Chance. And what better way to cap it off with one of the best SNL performances we’ve seen in a while.