It's been three years since Chance the Rapper dropped his last full-length solo project, Coloring Book. Released in May 2016, Coloring Book was a success, both critically and commercially, and it cemented Chance’s status in rap's upper echelon. He has been relatively quiet in the past few years, but the buzz surrounding his forthcoming album has only grown in recent years, culminating with his string of singles in 2018 (“I Might Need Security,” “Work Out,” “Wala Cam,” “65th & Ingleside,” “The Man Who Has Everything,” “My Own Thing”).
On April 10, Chance told fans that his wife had given him the blessing to put his full attention on finally finishing the follow-up to Coloring Book. In an Instagram caption, he wrote, “My wife gave me the go ahead to put everything else on hold and really go to work on my debut album. It’s been a lil hard at times, I obviously miss Chicago and family and working on other stuff, but there is no joy like making a project. Somehow I always forget that I’m so, so good at this.”
Here is everything we know about Chance the Rapper’s next album.
It’s coming in July
It will be Chance’s “1st album”
Don’t expect it to resemble ‘Coloring Book’ or ‘Acid Rap’
“GRoCERIES” gives us a taste of the album’s musical direction
The album was inspired by the music he danced to at his wedding
A tentative tracklist was previewed in ‘Next Chapter’ trailer
Potential features may include Kanye West and Childish Gambino
Cities have already been announced for the tour
The album is available for pre-order along with tickets for his next tour
On the same day that he made his first two mixtapes, 10 Day and Acid Rap, available on major streaming services for the first time, Chance launched a pre order for his next studio album. He’s also offering a pre-sale for a forthcoming world tour. It’s worth noting that this marks the first time Chance has ever actually sold his music or pressed any of it to vinyl or CD.