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Chance the Rapper and Jeremih’s Christmas Mixtape is a Love Letter to Chicago Women

via Slate

Christmas has come early this year with a surprise Christmas mixtape from Chicago artists Chance the Rapper and Jeremih. After a year as rough as 2016, especially these last few months, this is exactly what the doctor ordered.

The nine song mixtape features fellow Chicago natives, Hannibal Buress, Lud Foe, Noname, and King Louie. Fans of Chance’s last two projects, Coloring Book and Surf, will enjoy this mixtape as it returns with the genre-blending of gospel, R&B, and hip-hop. Jeremih shows his range and rhythm throughout the project with Chance’s rough sing-rapping serving as a great contrast.

The project includes the joys of the past year and serves as a great love letter to Black women, specifically the ones back in Chicago. One of the most fun and relatable tracks is ‘I Shoulda Left You’ in which Jeremih and Chance sing and rap about how they want to leave people and events in 2016. In ‘Stranger At The Table’ Jeremih puts a nice spin on the Jackson 5 classic, ‘I Want You Back’ and makes it a charming Christmas love song.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this mixtape is the perfect “Generic Winter Holiday” soundtrack to sit around the fireplace and spend time with family and friends. We only have a week and  a few days left in this year and this project can give you the strength to push through and finish as strong as possible.

Chance and Jeremih have made sure that your holidays won’t be as exhausting as the rest of this year. All you need to do now is get the people you love together and just have some fun; it’s almost over and you deserve to be happy.

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I'm an 18 year old social justice/culture journalist currently studying at Rutgers. I want to expose how injustice is ingrained in our culture and how people can use culture as a platform for change.

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