Chance The Rapper Teases New Album, Chance 3, With Image That's Likely Cover Art
Mon, 02 May 2016 11:41:13
On Saturday, Chance The Rapper posted an image of himself wearing a baseball cap bearing the number ‘3,' and also tweeted the caption, "Chance 3." Soon afterwards, posters of the image began turning up on metropolitan street corners, adorning walls in Minneapolis and Miami and elsewhere. Chance has the posters up for sale over at his website, chanceraps.com, at the bargain of 10 for $20. (What a nice way to support an artist known for giving away his music for free.)
XXL reports, Chance will perform on Jimmy Fallon this week (Thursday May 5), and "given his proclivity for debuting new music on late night talk shows recently (like "Angels" and "Somewhere in Paradise") there's reason to believe he's gonna do something new when he goes on Fallon." Other signs that point towards the release of Chance 3 in the very near future: he has previously said that he plans to release a new album this month, according to XXL, and has been previewing new bars at his latest live performances. There is also the fact, which XXL notes, that this month marks the third anniversary since Chance released his now classic Acid Rap mixtape.
Chance 3 would be the rapper's first solo project since the release of that artistic breakthrough in 2013, not that Chance hasn't been busy. Since releasing Acid Rap, a mixtape that achieved the rare feat of widespread critical acclaim and a devoted fan base in one fell swoop, Chance the Rapper contributed to last year's Surf as part of the Social Experiment. Then this year, the 23-year-old Chicago rapper grabbed headlines for his show-stealing verse on the Life of Pablo album-opener "Ultralight Beam."
Chance the Rapper has a few concerts coming up, but no official tour plans have been announced for the spring/summer at this time. Chance will perform Anaheim, CA's Honda Center with Big Sean, Fat Joe, Yo Gotti, and Remy Ma on June 3rd. He will also appear at two festivals in August: at San Francisco's Outside Lands (August 5-7), and then Wisconsin's Somerset Music Festival (August 12-14).
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff