Chance the Rapper Continues 2016 Win Streak with Surprise Holiday Mixtape


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Chance the Rapper and Jeremih play Santa to the city of Chicago with new mixtape, streaming now on Soundcloud.

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It’s Chance the Rapper’s world and we’re just living in it.

Fresh off an epic SNL performance and – count ‘em – SEVEN Grammy nominations, Chicago-based hip hop artist Chance the Rapper, 23, is riding the momentum with the release of a new holiday-themed mixtape. You can listen to all the tracks on Soundcloud, a music streaming platform that boasts 175 million monthly users.

“Merry Christmas Lil Mama” features sound clips from some of your favorite holiday movies like “A Christmas Story” and samples classic tracks like “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” and “Carol of the Bells.” Chicago-born comedian Hannibal Buress of “Broad City” fame also makes a cameo.

Chance the Rapper partnered with Jeremih on the project, which was in the works just days before its release to Soundcloud. The real-time nature of the mixtape is evident in the rapper’s homage to late sports broadcaster Craig Sager, who passed away on Dec. 15.

No stranger to digital distribution, Chance the Rapper’s critically-acclaimed debut album, “Coloring Book,” was the first streaming-only album to break the Billboard 200. He has also dabbled in e-commerce by launching ChanceRaps.com, where you can pick up his signature “3” hat.

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Katie Perry

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