Chance the Rapper's 10 Day and Acid Rap mixtapes have been released to streaming services.
Earlier in the day, Chance took to social media to announce that the projects, as well as the pre-order for his debut album, were on the way. He also thanked fans for their support and dropped a short video clip.
Proud to announce that #10DAY & #Acidrap will be joining Coloring Book on all streaming platforms this evening accompanied by exclusive vinyl and merch and OH YEAH THE PRE-SALE FOR MY NEW ALBUM & TOUR ON https://t.co/hpfCtUy8Hq— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) June 27, 2019
Thank you everyone who stayed with me for so long. pic.twitter.com/ZW4COBAB9c
Shortly after sending out the tweet regarding the arrival of the mixtapes to streaming services, Chance delivered some good news. He informed fans that his aunt had found a kidney donor. Back in May, Chance sent out a call asking for help in finding a donor for his aunt. "I’m sorry it was a lil overwhelmingly emotion writing this, Her blood type is O positive, you can get a quick blood test and physical to find your a match," Chance wrote at the time.
I know I’m supposed to be promoting this preorder but. Today my auntie Toni found a perfect match kidney donor and I just gotta say I serve a promise keeping God THANK YOU JESUS— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) June 28, 2019
You can listen to Acid Rap and 10 Day over on Apple Music/iTunes or below via Spotify.
10 Day dropped in 2012 and boasted appearances from Vic Mensa, Nico Segal, Alex Wiley, and others, while Acid Rap dropped in 2013. The latter project featured BJ the Chicago Kid, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, and more.
In an interview with Beats 1 that will air today (June 28), Chance the Rapper spoke with host Nadeska Alexis (who also co-hosts Everyday Struggle) about why he felt it was time to release his first two mixtapes on streaming services. "I think it's just time for the access to be real access. That's always what I've been about is I think the reason why I wanted those songs to be on Sound Cloud and on Datpiff at the time was because I wanted everyone to have access to it and I don't like having things be blocked by the sale. At that time, the climate was different," Chance said.
He continued: "SoundCloud was the main streaming service. There weren't the official DSPs and stuff. Now the same thing that I was trying to do to gain access has become kind of like a barrier. I think it was dope that we all got to live through a time that we can remember when Acid Rap wasn't everywhere and when 10 Day wasn't everywhere. I think I've just grown to a point where those things have been for me what they've been and for so many other people what they've been and now I think it's just time for more people to hear it and for people that grew up with it to have a little time to reminisce before the album drops - if you're a fan, a lot of people that were fans before 10 Day, when it was the 5 Day CD that I was working around passing around, a lot of people feel like I'm invested in their lives because of a song that meant something to them at a time or means something to them now that I have invested in them. But they've been invested in me for a long, long time and I want them to be able to access that at any time and in a place where now they can feel like they're purchasing a piece of music that I made just for them and I've been working on this not just in the last couple years but since I first found out I was going to be a rapper."
Watch Chance the Rapper's 2017 Complex cover story interview below.