Merry Christmas from Chance the Rapper and Jeremih. With just days until Christmas, the Chicago duo delivers the holiday spirit with a surprise mixtape, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama, which appeared under the Christmas tree early Thursday (Dec. 22).
Dedicated to their beloved Windy City, Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama features nine festive tracks, including “I’m Your Santa” and “Snowed In.” It’s wrapped with appearances by Noname (“The Tragedy”), Lud Foe (“I Shoulda Left You”), and some Auto-Tuned jokes from comic Hannibal Burress (“All the Way”).
“This is Chi Town Christmas,” sings Jeremih on “Chi Town Christmas.” “This is how we do it in the Mid West.” Inspired by “My Favorite Things,” Chance adds: “Mild sauce my wings / Nights at the rink / These are a few of my favorite things.”
Last year, the duo also performed “Somewhere in Paradise” together on “Saturday Night Live.” More recently, they teamed up on Big Sean’s “Living Single.” In between, they’ve collaborated on the “Planes (Remix)” and “Pass Dat (Remix).”
“He is definitely one of a kind, man,” Jeremih said of Chance in 2015. “He’s a music heir like myself. He’s from the home team — Chicago.”
Unwrap Chance and Jeremih’s holiday gift below.