The Grammy-winning artist teased fans via Twitter by hinting at a July release date on Monday night (February 11).
“July,” he wrote. “Owbum.”
Soon after, Chance posted a video on Instagram reflecting on some of the wonderful things happening in his life. After suggesting fans would have to continue waiting for his album, he once again mentioned a July release.
“Life is good, so you gonna get that shit when I’m ready,” he said. “July though.”
Chance’s playful announcement was eventually confirmed by his manager Pat Corcoran, who officially revealed the LP would drop this summer.
On Tuesday (February 12), Chance hopped back on Twitter to tell fans about what they could expect from his debut. The Hip Hop star said it wouldn’t rehash what he did on 2016’s Coloring Book and his breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap.
“This my 1st album so its really good,” he wrote. “I got real famous so I gotta lotta eyes on me that wasn’t fans of me they just fans of whats popular. My first album is for my fans.”
He added, “I’ll always be immensely proud of what I did with Coloring Book. Same Drugs, Summer Friends and Juke Jam are some the realest songs I’ve ever written so u dont have to defend Coloring Book to me. It happened, it made history but I did it already. The album wont be acid rap either.”