In the almost three years since the release of Acid Rap, 22-year-old Chance the Rapper has gained cultural ubiquity and developed devoted following not only from his exceptional musical talent, but also his involvement in the community initiatives to better the community in his hometown of Chicago, his dedication to humility in an musical discipline fueled by ego and his generally personable demeanor.
In the years since Acid Rap, Chance has been far from quiet with the release of a full-length jazz-rap LP with his band The Social Experiment, seemingly endless tour dates, a few loosie releases and countless features with artists including Kanye West, Snakehips, Towkio and, even, his brother Taylor Bennett.
Even despite all of his musical hyperactivity, Chance fans have been desperately waiting for the long-awaited sequel to his solo career. According to a report by Esquire, while performing at a SoundCloud showcase last week in Manhattan, Chance announced that his newest mixtape would be released later this month. While there has been no followup details, this is a little tidbit of promise for Chance fans who have received nothing but ambiguous teasers for the last almost three years since Acid Rap.