Chance the Rapper and Young Thug spontaneously drop a new track on Soundcloud.
Big B’s dropped Friday night on Soundcloud after the two rappers apparently texted each other trying to figure out a release date. In fact, the song art shows a snippet of the conversation with the words “Chance,” “Jeff” and “Big Bs” drawn over the texts.
Besides the incredibly simple yet unique song art, the track’s got a fire beat, a smooth baseline and a distinct organ that accompanies all the track’s sounds. “Two tone wire bag, double R, park it on the streets, yeah, hold on/Two tone wire bag, big tires tear up the streets, rwar/Looking at your kid, I might be the papi,” Young Thug raps as he reflects on big business. Chance the Rapper later follows, stating:
“Put you in the friend zone if you start acting too friendly.”
While this dope song is great on the simple fact that it was carefully crafted by two amazing artists, it also has a higher purpose.
You might be wondering why it was specifically released through Soundcloud. To provide context, the music streaming service last week laid off roughly 40 percent of its staff in order to ensure that it has enough finances to last it past 2017. Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung additionally insisted that, despite its horrible week, “the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away.” Because Chance the Rapper basically blew up on Soundcloud, he sent out a few tweets last week showing his support for the streaming service.
@ an artist who you wouldn’t know if not for @SoundCloud
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2017
Additionally, Chance had a call with Ljung to discuss the service’s financial state. In fact, he tweeted “Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay.” Although we don’t have all the details of the convo it’d be safe to assume that the two discussed strategies for saving the music platform. Dropping “Big B’s” definitely solidified his support for the service. We’ll see how this track positively affects Soundcloud as it gets more listens.