Chance the Rapper debuted his new single “Blessings” tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During the performance, Chance also announced that his Chance 3 project will be out on May 13. The performance was so spectacular, it even garnered some high praises from Questlove and Black Thought, who tweeted out their admiration.
Chance has been building anticipation for his upcoming third mixtape for a while now. He appeared on Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” and rapped, “Let’s do a good ass job with Chance three,” setting the hype machine into motion. Then, he was caught on stage saying that the new mixtape could be out before April was over. While that didn’t quite turn out to be true, he did release the official artwork by the end of April. It’s now popping up in cities across the country.
Between that and his recent visit to the White House to discuss criminal justice reform with President Obama, Chance has been on a huge winning streak. He’s hoping to keep things going with his first mixtape since 2013’s beloved Acid Rap, although he was heavily involved in Donnie Trumpt and the Social Experiment’s 2015 project Surf. He also released a joint mixtape with Lil B last year called Free Based Freestyles.
You can check out his performance in the video above and start getting hyped for the new project.