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You don’t win the accolade for Artist of the Year by taking a vacation, even during the holidays. Today, Chance the Rapper has unleashed a surprise new holiday-themed mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. The nine-track release was recorded in collaboration with R&B crooner Jeremih and also features appearances from comedian Hannibal Buress and Chicago MC Noname, who joined Chance on SNL this past weekend. Listen in below via Soundcloud.
Merry Christmas Lil Mama Tracklist:
01. All the Way (feat. Hannibal Buress)
02. Snowed In
03. Stranger At the Table
05. I’m Your Santa
06. I Shoulda Left You (feat. Lud Foe)
07. The Tragedy (feat. Noname)
08. Chi Town Christmas
09. Merry Christmas Lil Mama
Along with the mixtape, Chance recently curated a Christmas music playlist for BBC Radio 1, featuring songs from Kanye West, DJ Rashad, Donny Hathaway, and Chance himself. Listen here.
Merry Christmas Lil Mama follows Chance’s stunning Coloring Book mixtape, which was among the year’s top releases. Speaking of which, on last night’s episode of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek read this clue:“In 2016, this disciple of Kanye West released his Coloring Book mixtape.”