Chance the Rapper dropped a mixtape in the middle of the night.
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Chance the Rapper nonchalantly tweeted a pretty huge gift for his fans: a Christmas mixtape he collaborated on with Jeremih, featuring appearances from Noname and Hannibal Buress.
He already has one of the biggest albums of the year with his seven-time-Grammy-nominated Coloring Book mixtape, and that only dropped over the Summer—so Chance is by no means overdue for a full-length release—yet here we are with nine brand new wintery songs that are also silly and fun to listen to. It’s like Santa is real and he has a Soundcloud account:
“Fuck 2016,” they repeat on behalf of everyone in “I Shoulda Left You.”
“Hey lil’ mama let me bang / Happy birthday Jesus,” they sing back-to-back to their crush, just like you do, on “Merry Christmas Lil Mama.”
During a holiday season where it might be easy for the cheeriness to get washed out by… everything else that’s going on, this mixtape is like a hug. Be the girl in the cover art. You are her.