Chance The Rapper performed a new song at gig in Austin, Texas on Saturday night (October 10).
The name of the track is currently unknown, but as it concluded, Chance uttered the words “third mixtape”, suggesting it will be part of a yet to be announced project. Click below to watch fan-recorded footage via Hot New Hip-Hop.
It’s been a busy few months for the Chicago MC. ‘Surf’, a jazz fusion album that saw Chance collaborate with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment, was released in May. In August he posted ‘Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)’, a joint mixtape with Lil B, as well as the song ‘Israel (Sparring)’ featuring Noname Gypsy.
Chance was also invited to give a guest lecture at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive & Research Institute in April, and the artist took the opportunity to sit down for a Q&A, fielding questions on the current protests in Baltimore, streaming services like the recently launched Tidal, misogyny in hip-hop, and working with Kanye West, among other topics.
“I thought you guys were troubled kids and shit, and I was coming to talk to you about getting your lives together,” he joked to the Ivy League school students. On the civil unrest in Baltimore, Chance urged the group to stay informed about what’s actually happening in the city and described the situation as “very hard to watch”.
A third Chance mixtape would follow ‘#10Day’, which was released in 2012, while ‘Acid Rap’ followed the following year.