(AllHipHop News) Throughout the 2010s, sometimes Hip Hop listeners found it hard to differentiate between an album and a mixtape. Chance The Rapper's third tape, Coloring Book, even won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
Apparently, Lil Chano does recognize the difference between the two formats. The Chicago-raised entertainer spoke to Beats 1 host Zane Lowe about his forthcoming "owbum" which is expected to arrive in July.
"I've been waiting to make an album for a long time. So, the process has been just me being back in the studio all the time. Just making two songs a day. And trying to have fun," said Chance. "But at the same time, I understand that it's going to be more. More songs. More flexes. More dancing. Just more. It's my album."
The Social Experiment member continued, "So I feel like, with the conflating of mixtapes and EPs and albums and the new digital age that we're in, there hasn't really been an album in a long time. This might be the first album ever. You know what I mean? Period."
Chance went on to say the project will be a "long play" and "very dancey." He introduced the aesthetic direction of the collection with the release of the "GRoCERIES" single featuring TisaKorean and Murda Beatz. The rapper told Lowe, "The whole album has been inspired by the day I got married and how I was dancing that day... Everything in it is all the different music that makes me want to dance and remind me of that day."