Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment’s ‘Surf’ Album Is Finished
After seven months of waiting for Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment's Surf, it seems like the album is on the way. Fake Shore Drive's Andrew Barber got the scoop and announced that he heard the album in full and it is indeed finished. Barber gave a few important details about Surf; it's not a followup up to Chance's breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap; Donnie Trumpet's musicianship on the album is amazing; and the project feels like a summer blockbuster film with interludes breaking the album into different parts. While no guest artists were given, Barber writes that Surf will feature "young and old" rappers and R&B singers throughout. No release date has been given but with the Social Experiment headlining Chicago's Pitchfork Festival in July, the album will likely drop before then.
Barber closes with strong words about the project, only adding to the growing hype: "[Chance] did not disappoint with Surf. It's an extension of the sound he's already built, but it's no lightyears [sic] ahead. Chance, Donnie, Nate, Peter and Stix are 2015 bohemians, lost originators thriving in an industry that promotes following the trends.
They care more about the art than anything else. The gang poured their everything into Surf and that feeling bleeds out from each track. No detail or expense was spared. They're pushing music forward, and bursting through the barriers of the box they've been placed in. Yes, it's hip-hop, but it's bigger than that. It's alive. It's almost as ir Surf is a living organism. Will this move the needle? Absolutely."