Chicago rapper Towkio took “album drop” to its most literal sense yesterday, dropping his new album from a helium balloon 100,000 feet in the air.

Towkio’s debut studio album, WWW., is set to drop on February 23 and he actually stayed true to his prior promise to premier the album from outer space. The rapper went up 100,000 feet to the stratosphere where he listened to the record on a speaker.

Upon listening to it, the rapper parachuted safely back down to earth. His entire journey was covered in a series of Instagram videos posted to his account, which you can view below.

Speaking to DJBooth before the stunt Towkio recently said: “I’m not scared. If I die…God forbid, I’m not gonna die. I know he’s protecting me. I see 11:11 every single day. Worst comes to worst, I’ll die the only way I would want to die. I’m not gonna die, though.”

I am protected.

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11:11

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He’s in sight

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WWW. will release via Rick Rubin’s American Recordings/Republic Records and includes the aptly-named song “2 da Moon.”

In other news, Sade is releasing her first new song in 8 years. Read more here.

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