Freewheeling Chicago crew's warm, jazzy vision of love
Chance the Rapper’s 2013 mixtape Acid Rap marked him as one of the brightest new voices in hip-hop. For his next move, he’s swerved left, collaborating with a crew of Chicago pals led by Nico Segal (a.k.a. Donnie Trumpet) on a warm, evocative pop-soul-jazz album that comes straight from the heart. Segal’s horn parts and orchestration often provide the most charm — see the sublime paired tracks “Nothing Came to Me” and “Something Came to Me.” Elsewhere, Chance stands out on the goofy “Wanna Be Cool,” and guest appearances from veterans like Erykah Badu and newcomers such as Migos’ Quavo add extra spice to this sweet treat.