Chance The Rapper, with his wide-eyed enthusiasm and fondness for hallucinogens, is the type who you'd expect to find deeper meaning in children's cartoons. Recently he's taken to covering the theme song from PBS' "Arthur" (originally done by Ziggy Marley) at his concerts, and now he's released a studio version.
Featuring additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Francis & The Lights, Jesse Ware, Elle Varner, Eryn Allen Kane, The O'my's, Peter Cottontale & Donnie Trumpet, this version is sprawling, slightly experimental, and sounds fit for a musical.
Aided by his recently-assembled Social Experiment band, Chance is delving into territory we haven't sen many rappers explore. The question is: is it dope?
Listen to your heart, listen to the beat
Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm on the street
Open up your eyes, open up your ears
Get together to make things better, we're working together