Chance the Rapper announces free album, Surf

Chance also teased collaborations with Frank Ocean, Migos and Rick Rubin.
Chance the Rapper

After what feels like an eternity (but really just a year), Chance the Rapper has announced the follow-up to Acid Rap, though it isn't the splashy, major label affair we expected it to be. Instead, Chance has recorded an album called Surf with his band, The Social Experiment. Like Acid Rap, Surf will be released for free. It's unclear whether some of the tracks Chance and his Social Experiment have uploaded online will be included on the new album. (Check out “Home Studio (Back Up in This Bitch)” and last week's "No Better Blues" if you haven't already.)

In the news-breaking interview with Billboard, Chance said he hoped Surf would be released before the end of the year. He also teased collaborations with Frank Ocean, Migos, Rick Rubin and J. Cole, though he wouldn't say if they'd appear on Surf or his eventual LP. (You can catch a glimpse of his collaboration with Cole, here.)