After three wildly successful self-released mixtapes, Chance the Rapper has released his long-teased debut album The Big Day.
The Big Day has some big-name contributions including Benjamin Gibbard who sings on the second track “Do You Remember?,” it also has contributions from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Francis and the Lights. (A Death Cab for Cutie collaboration was teased all the way back in 2016.)
Plus, Chance raps about Donald Glover’s Lion King role on the song. Vernon and Francis later contribute to the title track and “Town on the Hill.”
The Big Day follows Chance’s 2016 mixtape Coloring Book. Chance earned the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for Coloring Book and Best Rap Performance for the tape’s “No Problem.” He also won Best New Artist at that year’s ceremony.
By Damilola Faustino