If Chance the Rapper and Jeremih's Merry Christmas Lil' Mama helped you survive whatever holiday (or lack thereof) you were subjected to last year, then you're in serious luck. Bongo ByTheWay, who worked on multiple songs from the nine-track 2016 collab project, has revealed that Chance and Jeremih are planning to re-release the project "as a full album" this year.
Bongo told Rap-Up Wednesday that fans should expect "a little bit of both" classic remakes and original material, but the currently untitled re-release will "pretty much" be a completion of last year's project. "We just put it out for the culture, for the fans and stuff," Bongo said of the original. "Now, we're really finishing it up and we're gonna put it out right. It's gonna have new music. It's gonna be mixed and mastered and everything."
At the moment, Bongo clarified, Chance and Jeremih are still working on the project. "It's gonna be one of those [where] everything is gonna come together super fast," he said.
The original Merry Christmas Lil' Mama dropped on SoundCloud mere days before the holiday referenced in its title and featured appearances by King Louie, Hannibal Buress, Teddy Jackson, Noname, and Lud Foe. Though it's unclear whether these features will remain on the re-release and/or if others will be added, Chance was recently spotted in the studio with Quavo and Lil Yachty.
Last December also saw Chance rock a version of "Jingle Bells" at the pre-fuckery White House and appear in the Run-DMC-inspired Saturday Night Live skit "Jingle Barack."
Happier times indeed.