Night Cap: Chance The Rapper on ‘Tonight Show’
Backed by a harmonious choir and the soulful sounds of vocalist Jamila Woods, Chance The Rapper premiered, “Blessings” on The Tonight Show Thursday night.
A jazz-gospel fused tune accompanied by instrumentation from Donnie Trumpet setting the reflective tone, “Blessings” is filled with life acknowledgement, self-love and gratitude.
Chance poetically raps, “I don’t make songs for free/ I make them for freedom” and later breaks down the difference between blessings and worldly possessions with the line, “like my ex-girl getting pregnant and her becoming my everything.”
Byron Cage also comes through with a few words.
It’s a feel good vibe with an authentic message—something that Chance delivers often.
The Chi-town hero, who’s cover art for his upcoming album, 3, is on display throughout the city, continues to up the ante with his independent mentality and fearlessness when it comes to music, art and community.
Check out the performance below and look out for 3 when it drops May 13 on chanceraps.com.