I’m here for this Coloring Book!
Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book has just turnt up faith in Hip-Hop! Coloring Book, his first album, dropped this past Friday on iTunes. I had the chance to listen to the album on a bus trip back to Brooklyn from D.C and highly enjoyed the soulful, gospel sound of the hip hop album. It was so tastefully done! Chance’s album leaves listeners feeling grateful for the life they’ve lived and ambitious for the years to come- at least that’s how I felt while listening. It’s a conscience work of music and brings a great balance to the world of Hip Hop that most of us only like for the beats.
I’m glad I had the time to listen to Coloring Book and ever since, Lemonade has been 2nd up-Amen! I love the triumphal story of Lemonade, but I also have to rejoice on how great God is in my life. This album came at the perfect time and I appreciate it’s timeliness! I can’t believe that I’m just now given Chance the accolades he deserves for the music he creates, but he definitely has a fan in me.
If you don’t know, Chance is a young rapper from Chicago who is mentored by the one and only Kanye West ( I refuse to call him Yeezus) and if you’ve listened to The Life of Pablo, then you’ve heard Chance on the opening track, “Ultralight Beam”. Knowing that, I’m not really surprised that his own project brings a Gospel feel. While there is no direct language that this is a gospel album, Chance has choirs, prayers, and Kirk Franklin as features on Coloring book, and with the therapeutic vibe it puts you in, I think the name and genre are fitting- how about you?
If you haven’t heard it I would recommend listening when you have the time Here on iTunes.
“I don’t make songs for free, I make ’em for freedom.”
-Chance the Rapper