5 Takeaways from Chance the Rapper’s New Album, The Big Day
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5 Takeaways from Chance the Rapper’s New Album, The Big Day

Chance the Rapper, photo by Nolis Anderson For a rookie, Chance the Rapper is pretty seasoned. He’s dropped three massively popular mixtapes and won three Grammys but, until today, he hadn’t released a proper album. The Big Day is his first solo project since 2016’s Coloring Book , and it features a long list of high-profile features and producers , from Timbaland and Gucci Mane (“Big Fish”) to Megan Thee Stallion (“Handsome”) and Nicki Minaj (“Slide Around”). He even makes space for the OGs Rodgers & Hammerstein. The Big Day is less gospel-centric than some of his past work, and stylistically in line with the string of singles he’s released since Coloring Book . The constant, though: he’s still in search of truth and meaning in his family and his community. A Big Wedding If the wedding ring on The Big Day ’s cover wasn’t conspicuous enough, the record’s three skits (“Photo Ops,” “4 Quarters in the Black,” and “Our House”) are set at a wedding, too. Most of the songs are about his wife and their children, and they sound like they could have soundtracked his own reception. There are songs designed to get everyone onto the dancefloor, […]

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