We may all have been expecting a new album from Chance The Rapper but instead we have four brand new tracks to sink our teeth into. The collection of songs also has the claim that Chance has bought the publication ‘The Chicagoist’.
You can listen to ‘Work Out, ‘Wala Cam,’ ‘I Might Need Security,’ and ’65th and Ingleside’ below.
The new songs feature some revelations and calls to arms that many had hoped for. Chicago rapper Supa Bwe shows up on ‘Wala Cam,’ and on ‘I Might Need Security, Chance calls out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “And Rahm you done/I’m expecting a resignation/and open investigation on all these paid vacations for murderers,” his lyrics state.
On ’65th and Ingleside’ he references his long-time collaborator and friend Donald Glover (Childish Gambino): “All my raps was about suspension/Then one day Donald took me on tour/Young, broke Chano ain’t broke no more.”
The biggest revelation, however, is this moment on ‘I Might Need Security’ when he proclaims: “I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches outta business.” Confirmed but another outlet Gothamist, Chance’s Social Media LLC purchased the news website from WNYC who had only purchased it themselves earlier in the year.
“I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events and entertainment,” Chance said in a statement.
“I look forward to re-launching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content.”