On The Life OF Pablo’s “Ultralight Beam” many people took note when Chance The Rapper spit “He said let’s do a good-ass job with Chance 3/ I hear you gotta sell it to snatch the Grammy/ Let’s make it so free and the bars so hard/ That it ain’t one gosh darn part you can’t tweet.” Well, he’s managed to stay true to those bars – sort of.
While Coloring Book is not available for sale, it is the first commercial release by Lil’ Chano from 79th because it’s streaming on Apple Music. This could help push Chance toward his first Grammys eligibility. While currently the Recording Academy only recognizes music that is for sale, it is reportedly considering changing that requirement to allow for streaming albums following last week’s popular petition not coincidentally focused on Chance.
Billboard reports that Coloring Book will be exclusive to Apple Music for two weeks. While you may have seen an official-looking upload by “Chance The Rapper” on DatPiff late last night, it was removed after 11 hours (and 141,000 downloads) as it was apparently not authorized by the rapper or his team. Billboard also reports that as part of his Apple Music deal, Chance will be featured in upcoming commercials à la Taylor Swift’s.