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A Former Band Nerd Made The Most Star-Studded Album Of The Summer

And it's FREE on iTunes!

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ICYMI, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, and The Social Experiment released their new album, Surf, on iTunes this weekend.

Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment is now available on @iTunes

Surf, led by Chance's rap-crooning and Donnie's jazzy trumpet melodies, also includes a star-studded cast of features even though none are listed on the track list (forcing listeners to, ya know, listen). The list includes:


Big Sean on "Wanna Be Cool."

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The rapper reminisces about his attempts to be cool prior to fame on the uplifting track about individuality. Chance also reminds listeners that retweets and Instagram likes don't matter in the grand scheme of things. #millennialmessage

Busta Rhymes on "Slip Slide."

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Busta Buss is the most surprising feature on the album. The lone representative of '90s rap seemed to be given his just due respect as he starts off his verse saying: "Mr. Chance The Rapper, I greatly appreciate the way you roll out the red carpet, allowing me to articulate myself, and now I stand on my own two below me. Yeah!"

B.o.B on "Slip Slide."

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B.o.B. raps alongside Busta Rhymes and Chance on the star-studded "Slip Slide" (also penned by Janelle Monae). Standout line: "If I plant one of my thoughts marijuana would grow."

Erykah Badu on "Rememorize."

I love how rappers love and respect Badu. She comes off especially big-sister-like in her verse on the track lending Chance a listening ear and advice: "Chancellor baby you're uneasy, I can tell / But in a way, you're on your way."


Quavo of Migos on "Familiar."

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Can we just talk about the fact that Quavo took the time to enunciate (more than usual) his words for the first time ever on this track? Legendary.

Several indie artists were also given a chance to shine on Surf, including Jesse Boykins III, Noname Gypsy, D.R.A.M., Jamila Woods, Saba, Joey Purp, King Louie, and Kyle.

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Fun fact: The majority of the indie artists featured are from Chance's hometown, Chicago.

You can also stream the album first below.