Are Chance and Anderson .Paak at it again? It seems as though the two may have collaborated on a new track.
As the Grammy’s are fast approaching, two of the most recently proclaimed artists seem to be stirring up some magic. Chance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak have previously collaborated in Chance’s 2016 album Coloring Book, but now there is buzz that more projects are in the works.
Anderson .Paak’s career jump-started with his 2014 debut Venice, where he established his sound as a blend of soulful R&B and funky hip-hop. His musical leverage grew when he released his latest album Malibu in 2016, featuring The Free Nationals, BJ the Chicago Kid, Schoolboy Q, Rapsody, The Game and Sonyae Elise, and Talib Kweli. The album received a grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album. And, with all the success on “Am I Wrong,” it was thought to be the beginning of a commercial career for .Paak.
Over on the West Side, Chance the Rapper made notable strides in his second mixtape Acid Rap (2013), featuring Vic Mensa, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Ab-Soul. Three years later, the still un-signed artist released Coloring Book (2016), with featured collaborators Kanye West, Young Thug, Francis and the Lights, Justin Bieber, Kirk Franklin, and the Chicago Children’s Choir. The mixtape was the first album to chart on Billboard’s 200 solely on streams, and has also been nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Anderson .Paak and Chance the Rapper have experienced similar journeys in their careers. But more importantly, the two artists are both known for their unconventional ways and creative sound, always looking to blend something new for the world to listen to. While both are up for Best New Artist, a collaboration would be well-received, and potentially a great advantage to both of their careers.
The two have recently worked on a few Beats together, including “Don’t,” produced by Solow Beats, and “Dear August,” produced by Imagist Claine. Fusing together .Paak’s groovy instrumentals and Chance’s profound rapping could be the perfect way to accentuate both artists’ strengths.