It’s a Christmas miracle! During the darkest holiday season in recent memory, Chicago superfriends Chance The Rapper and Jeremih have teamed up to drop a surprise nine-song Christmas-themed mixtape on us. Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama is a whole mixtape that’s explicitly about the holidays, and it features excessive sleigh bells and various Santa-themed double-entendres. Chicago rappers Noname and Lud Foe make guest appearances, as does the great Chicago stand-up comic Hannibal Buress, who demands more Auto-Tune for his voice. “Stranger At The Table” borrows the melody from Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back.” Listen to the whole tape below.
Considering how cold it is in Chicago right now, it is an act of true generosity that these two left the house for long enough to put this together.