James Blake – Life Around Here (ft. Chance the Rapper)

James Blake Hangin in the dark

Yesterday, the unexpected duo of James Blake and Chance the Rapper premiered a remake of Blake’s Life Around Here on BBC Radio. When I saw Chance the Rapper was featured on a James Blake track I was expecting amazing things. Blake is already a legend and Chance is a legend in the making. To my pleasant surprise, the basic instrumental is not much different from the original, which was featured on Blake’s latest album, Overgrown. As usual, Chance does his thing, making seriously thoughtful wordplay seem like child’s play. You can stream Life Around Here via Noisey, but they won’t let me embed it so you have to click the link. Enjoy.