Nearly two years after performing it in concert, Chance the Rapper has finally released his KAYTRANADA collaboration, “And They Say.”
Premiered on Beats 1’s OTHERtone over the weekend, the track includes a reflective rags-to-riches story from Lil Chano.
“We out in the ‘burbs,” he raps. “Out of the streets, we was out on the curb / From out of the dirt, a mountain emerged.”
The KAYTRANADA-produced song also finds Chano rhyming about his father, Ken Bennett, who worked for President Obama. “My pop’s in the mirror, Mufasa is in me,” he raps. “I know my daddy, you can tell when I speak, I got his name.”
Some fans got excited when they heard Chance rap about a “new album alert” on the track, but it’s likely a reference to last year’s Coloring Book, since the song has been part of Chano’s concert routine since at least October 2015.
Over the weekend, Chano celebrated the one-year anniversary of his Coloring Book mixtape. “Coloring Book turned 1 years old today,” he tweeted. “Thank you for being there.”
Chance is currently on his “Be Encouraged Tour,” which wraps June 17 in Dover. In October, he will perform at the Hollywood Bowl (Oct. 3-4) before hitting Austin City Limits (Oct. 6 & 13) and Lost Lake Festival (Oct. 20-22).