After a couple run throughs, it is easy to say that Chance The Rapper’s new album, Coloring Book, is the most soulful and epic sounding hip hop records in the last couple of years. This album shouts at you, sings to you, teases you, and lifts you within the span of 14 original produced tracks.
This is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Acid Rap – the 2013 mixtape which took him from local Chicago rapper, to the genre’s most sought after independent artists. Since then he’s picked up a lot of superstar friends, some of whom appear on this album including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Justin Bieber, Future, and Kirk Franklin.
You can download the album for free on several mixtape sites, as well as stream it on Apple Music.