Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa released “Writing Exercise #3: Wraith” along with a music video directed by Chicago filmmaker Troy Gueno. The video sees the Chicago natives flex their lyrical agility and spitfire flow over a jazzy beat produced by Smoko Ono and Beat Butcha. Chance and Vic have spent the past few months working on several projects together, including an untitled single that they teased out in March.
Following a transformative trip to Accra, Ghana at the top of the year, Chance the Rapper is making 2022 his best year yet. “Writing Exercise #3” follows “Writing Exercise #2,” which sees a re-energized Chance “express his most creative self” (HotNewHipHop).
Most recently, Chance dropped his groundbreaking single and art experience “Child of God” in collaboration with Gabonese global artist and painter Naïla Opiangah. The critically-acclaimed work explores the relationship between music, cinema, and contemporary art redefining the concept of album art. Chance performed “Child of God” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the work was prominently displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and EXPO CHICAGO.
“Wraith” arrives as Chance continues to tease his second single – a new song with Joey BadA$$, set to drop later this month. Chance and Joey were seen filming for their collaboration in Venice, Italy and Paris.