I would venture to guess that almost no one has had as big of a year this year as Chicago’s own Chancellor Bennett. It has been fun watching the young star climb the rungs of the game since dropping Acid Rap at the end of April. Each new collaboration, tour, interview and show seems to add to the mystique around Chano and, earlier this week that got ramped up quite a bit when Bieber announced via Twitter that the two would be releasing a pair of songs together as part of the last installment of Bieber’s recent “Music Mondays” song series. Also announced were collabs with the likes of Diplo, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly and Big Sean.
Between being named the No. 2 album of the year by SPIN behind only Kanye’s Yeezus, playing a string of sold out shows across the country and hopping on a couple tracks with The Biebs, it’s official: Chance has blown the fuck up. For the tracks, one of which is rumored to be titled “Dedication”, Chance reportedly was summoned to a secret location by the effervescent Bieber while on tour in Los Angeles, dipping away from the rest of his tourmates to meet with the star and lay down the two tracks. The way Bieber has been going on the up-tempo R&B tip lines up well with the new tracks coming from Chance lately, namely “Paradise”, which was premiered last week at his pair of homecoming shows in Chicago. The singles are set to be released this coming Monday (12/10) so be on the lookout.