Listen up, y’all. Life is not like a box of chocolates, no matter how many times Gary at work tries to tell you it is in between his endless riffs on whether or not he’s “working hard” or “hardly working” or “working for the hard weekend” or whatever. Life is actually more like sharing a cubicle with Gary — most of the time, except for those rare occasions when Jeremih drops a new EP on a Thursday night. Then, life is more like a cool party at a rooftop bar where the champagne is free and Gary’s not invited. TGIF, am I right?
Anyway, today is like a rooftop party because just last night my dear friend who I have never met Jeremih dropped a brand new Chocolate Box EP. It’s available to purchase and to stream and whatever other weird things you might want to do with it right now; and it’s also his first solo project since Late Nights: Europe — though of course he’s definitely kept himself busy since then..
Last year, Jeremih and Chance The Rapper released a Christmas-themed mixtape titled Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. Since nothing terrible happened this year, the two Chicago rappers are celebrating by releasing an extended version of the mixtape, which includes 10 new tracks. It’s called Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama Re-Wrapped and is available to stream below and download here.
It is in this spirit of rewrapping that I’ve graciously rewrapped my story from last year as a present to you, dear reader.
Re-read the re-wrapped story beneath the embedded re-wrapped mixtape below this impressive holiday-themed ASCII art.
Following up their collaboration with Big Sean on “Living Single,” Jeremih and Chance The Rapper have hooked their sleighs together (or some other stupid Christmas metaphor) and came up with a surprise nine-track mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil’ Mama. Spoiler alert: it’s Christmas themed.
Guests include Hannibal Buress (“All the Way”), Lud Foe (“I Shoulda Left You”), and TMT favorite Noname (“The Tragedy”). The vibe is slightly more Late Nights (#20) than Coloring Book, but it all feels season appropriate nonetheless, just two rappers from Chicago making a 2016 Christmas album for Chicago. No production info was revealed, but I think there’s Zaytoven on here and perhaps a footwork producer or two on the final track?
Last year, Chance The Rapper and Jeremih, two titans of Chicago music, teamed up to record a free Christmas mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. It was great. And a few days ago, Chance announced that they’d do the same thing again this year. I assumed that they’d just re-share a slightly altered … More »
Chance The Rapper and Jeremih blessed us last Christmas season with a surprise collaborative mixtape called Merry Christmas Lil Mama. Today the Chicago stars announced they’ve expanded the project for release next week with additional songs. On Instagram, Chance writes that Common and Master Of None’s Lena Waithe are involved in the new music: … More »
The great Atlanta rap producer London On Da Track recently teamed up with Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, and Offset on his single “No Flag,” and now he’s got another all-star track with a completely different lineup of guests. “Whatever You On” is a tingly, half-way-to-R&B party song that features the talents of singers Jeremih … More »
Parisian hip-hop and R&B producer Stwo teams up with the notoriously sultry vocalist, Jeremih, on their new track, “Neither Do I.” Stwo, though tending to remain out of the spotlight, has been associated with some of the heaviest hitters in the music industry. In 2016, he was credited with co-producing Drake‘s “Western Road Flows.” Chicago’s Jeremih, on the other hand, hardly needs introduction. The “Birthday Sex” singer/songwriter has worked alongside and written for a myriad of hip-hop’s forerunners, including 50 Cent, J. Cole, and Kanye West.
“Neither Do I” is a sexy, soulful R&B tune. Stwo’s slow-moving, vibrato-heavy production breathes added sensuality into Jeremih’s already bedroom-ready vocals, as he suggestively croons, “Do you ever think about me when I’m not around?”