Chance The Rapper is serving up the gospel on his latest track, “Blessings,” which he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (May 5).
Backed by Jamila Woods and Byron Cage, along with his band Social Experiment and a gospel choir, the Chicago rhymer recited his spiritual verses as he thanked the Lord above for his many blessings.
“When the praises go up, the blessings come down,” sings Chance. “I don’t make songs for free I make ’em for freedom / Don’t believe in kings, believe in the kingdom / Chisel me into stone, prayer whistle me into song air / Dying laughing with Krillin saying something ’bout blonde hair / Jesus Black, life ain’t matter, I know I talked to his daddy,” he continues in the rap.
The song is the first taste from his upcoming mixtape, Chance 3. And it does not disappoint. It’s no secret that Chance became the immediate favorite on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” and it seems that he is continuing the testimonial mood with his new song.
“The Internet’s going to go nuts for this one,” said Fallon before the moving performance. And he’s was right.
“Chance’s new song is absolutely perfect. I’m a Jew and he makes me want to go to church,” tweeted one possible convert. “Really grateful that @chancetherapper puts God in his music and is not ashamed much blessings to you brother!” tweeted a believer.
The 23-year-old rapper’s new mixtape, Chance 3, is slated to drop next Friday (May 13).
Check out Chance the Rapper’s performance of “Blessings” on The Tonight Show above.
Chance's new song is absolutely perfect. I'm a Jew and he makes me want to go to church. https://t.co/06ODOPcLm5
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) May 6, 2016
Really grateful that @chancetherapper puts God in his music and is not ashamed much blessings to you brother!
— J. FAM (@iamjfam) May 6, 2016
— Taé™ (@_iAMTae) May 6, 2016
Blessings by @chancetherapper on repeat
— Amaka Obaze (@amakiavelli) May 6, 2016
New favorite song of all time is "Blessings" By Chance the Rapper. Thank you for what you do @chancetherapper much love
— Alex Testerman (@AlexTesterman) May 6, 2016