Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book is being hailed as the most important hip-hop record of the year by many critics (yes, even more than The Life of Pablo). Not only does the music speak for itself, but it stands as yet another stellar accomplishment made without any kind of interference from a record label, a trait that makes someone on the scale of Chance a rarity in the music industry. Its his continued resistance to selling out that is the message of “No Problem,” one of the record’s standout tracks, and one that he just played live on Ellen in a gloriously joyous performance.
All of the track’s featured guests stopped by for the fun, which means that both Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz rocked the Ellen DeGeneres stage, making what must have been the strangest audience either of them have ever played to before. Not only did they play the track in all its splendor, but they managed to stage a mini-performance as well. Riffing on the track’s anti-record label message, the show sees Chance and friends storming a board room and sending mountains of papers flying every which way.
Watch their full performance above, as well as his interview below, and just try not to smile.
Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book is available now on all streaming services. Listen below via Spotify:
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