Chance the Rapper’s album is here; credits ft. Justin Vernon, Death Cab, Nicki Minaj, CocoRosie, more
Chance the Rapper played a release party for his new album The Big Day in his Chicago hometown late last night, but the album didn’t drop at midnight like albums usually do. Well, it’s now finally here at mid-day on Friday, July 26 and you can stream the whole 22-song album below. Credits include Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Death Cab For Cutie, Nicki Minaj, CocoRosie, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Smino, Timbaland, Ari Lennox, Francis and the Lights, Shawn Mendes, James Taylor, En Vogue, Randy Newman, Gucci Mane, SWV, John Legend, Lil Durk, Knox Fortune, Taylor Bennett, Murda Beatz, Pierre Bourne, all four members of frequent Chance collaborators The Social Experiment (Nico Segal, Peter Cottontale, Greg Landfair Jr, and Nate Fox), and more.
All of Death Cab For Cutie is featured on track two, “Do You Remember,” and Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard sings the hook. That’s also one of a few songs on the album co-written and/or co-produced by Justin Vernon. CocoRosie sings the hook on “Roo.” Nicki Minaj has verses on “Slide Around” and album closer “Zanies and Fools.” Other noteworthy guest appearances include DaBaby on “Hot Shower,” Megan Thee Stallion on “Handsome,” and Smino on “Eternal.” More details/full tracklist below.
Death Cab wrote more about their collaboration with Chance on Twitter:
It all started with a, well, chance encounter three years ago backstage at Bonnaroo. Turns out that we and @chancetherapper had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up impressive familiarity with some pretty deep Death Cab catalog cuts, and during which the possibility of a collaboration was briefly mentioned.
Fast forward to 2019, and we were truly surprised and honored when Chance got back in touch and asked us to be part of a song called “Do You Remember”, which appears on his debut record, THE BIG DAY, which is out worldwide as of right now. We couldn’t be more thrilled.
Thank you, Chance, and congratulations on your big day!
Justin Vernon tweeted, “Chance’s album is very very very very very very very very wonderful… whole crew there is so deep, kind and talented … he is rapping his Asssssssss offfff … oh, and singing ?!? Ooooo k. #onrepeat.”
Meanwhile, Chance’s own new album isn’t the only album he’s on that’s out today. He’s also on the new YBN Cordae album.
It all started with a, well, chance encounter three years ago backstage at Bonnaroo. Turns out that we and @chancetherapper had a bit of a mutual admiration society going on, and we had a very fun hang in our dressing room, in which he revealed a straight-up… pic.twitter.com/zNBh1YeO8y
— Death Cab for Cutie (@dcfc) July 26, 2019
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we're so happy to have worked with @chancetherapper TheRapper to create "Roo" for #TheBigDay album. it was such joy. how do you like "Roo"?? Love, Bianca and Sierra https://t.co/xQa9mT5oZh pic.twitter.com/L84voIuJ3b
— CocoRosie (@LaRealCocoRosie) July 26, 2019
“It’s a real good record and I’m proud to be a part of it. My rapping career begins now.” —Randy on @chancetherapper’s new album, #TheBigDay. (See the track “5 Year Plan.”) https://t.co/4JjG9gWp35 pic.twitter.com/tMtw4FFg2y
— Randy Newman (@RandyNewman) July 26, 2019
— En Vogue (@EnVogueMusic) July 26, 2019
1. All Day Long
2. Do You Remember (ft. Ben Gibbard, co-prod. Justin Vernon)
3. Eternal (ft. Smino)
4. Hot Shower (ft. MadeinTYO, DaBaby)
5. We Go High
6. I Got You (Always and Forever) (ft. Ari Lennox)
7. Photo Ops (Skit)
8. Roo (ft. CocoRosie & Taylor Bennett)
9. The Big Day (ft. Francis and the Lights, co-prod. Justin Vernon)
10. Let’s Go On The Run (ft. Knox Fortune)
11. Handsome (ft. Megan Thee Stallion)
12. Big Fish (ft. Gucci Mane, prod. Timbaland)
13. Ballin Flossin (ft. Shawn Mendes)
14. 4 Quarters In The Black (Skit)
15. 5 Year Plan
16. Get A Bag
17. Slide Around (ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Durk)
18. Sun Come Down
19. Found A Good One (Single No More)
20. Town On The Hill (co-written by Justin Vernon)
21. Our House (Skit)
22. Zanies and Fools