Towkio is a young Chicago rapper without a whole lot of credits to his name yet. But he has the right connections within the fluid, jazz-addled side of his city’s rap underground. .Wav Theory, Towkio’s forthcoming album, has appearances from scene standouts like Vic Mensa and Donnie Trumpet, as well as young king Chance The Rapper, who is currently entering that zone where you need to hear every verse he spits. The mixtape track “Heavy Only Knows” is a shiny, staggering, euphoric number that draws from both gospel and footwork, somehow. And alongside the singers Lido and Eryn Allen Kane, it also has a jumped-up, giddy Chance verse and a moment where Chance says that he’s simply happy to be there. Listen to it below.
.Wav Theory is set to come out 4/28.