Last year, three days before Christmas, Chicago artists Chance the Rapper and Jeremih dropped Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama, a melodic and light-hearted joint Christmas mixtape filled with hope and joy. Chance recently announced they would be re-releasing it along with additional songs. A few weeks later, the mixtape is now available!
Titled “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: Re-Wrapped”, the record includes nine new songs and a piano version of ‘Strange at the Table’ featured on last year’s version of the project. The mixtape also includes drumming contributions from fellow Chicagoan Common and Master of None’s Lena Waithe plus some funny commentary from comedian Hannibal Buress.
The mixtape is warm, cozy, and playful. What the new songs have most in common with their forebear is a feeling of sincerity. It is just another truly ground-up collaboration between Chance and Jeremih as the two artists are in perfect symbiosis on the album. The production, featuring midtempo beats, flapping drums and muted bass drops, is perfectly crafted for their lyrical hooks.
Hurry up and download/stream “Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama Re-Wrapped” ASAP! It will probably be on heavy rotation in a lot of houses this Holiday season.
“Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama: Re-Wrapped” tracklist:
1. All the Way2. Snowed In3. Stranger at the Table4. Joy5. I’m Your Santa6. Shoulda Left You7. The Tragedy8. Chi Town Christmas9. Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama