We’ve had no shortage of new music from Chance the Rapper. In just the last month, we’ve heard his “special” new song and a track dubbed “Home Studio (Back in This Bitch)”, not to mention his collaboration with Skrillex. Now, another unheard, albeit much older piece of material has hit the web. “The Writer” is a collaboration with production outfit THEMpeople dating backing to 2012, around the time he was recording his breakthrough mixtape 10 Day.
Over top an Apollo Brown beat, a still-unproven Chance raps about his struggle to the top, the methodical piano sample lending a sense of quiet purpose to Chance’s evocative spiel about the pains of being young, hungry, and ignored. Listen below.