In a remarkably short span of time, Chance the Rapper has ascended from fan favorite to the top of the “people who need no introduction” list. Last year, he was the first independent musician to perform on SNL. This year, Complex Magazine hailed him as a trailblazer on par with Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda. Just this week, his mixtape Coloring Book became the first streaming-exclusive album to chart on the Billboard Top 200 (and, not for nothing, within the top 10). It’s a testament to his influence, albeit a more modest one than the list above, that the champion of free music has inspired a free coloring book in his image.
Yep, that’s right. The Interns, a music and pop culture blog, have executed the thought in everyone’s head and created their own accompanying coloring book to fill while chilling to the album. And why not? Chance’s lyrics often grapple with the stresses of transitioning into adulthood, and what’s a more definitive article to represent than an adult coloring book? While it’s a shame that the book is short – a mere 14 pages, one for each track of the album – you can’t complain over the price.
Featured images courtesy of Bianca Bosso/The Interns and Brandon Breaux