Chance the Rapper made his Saturday Night Live debut during its Chris Hemsworth-hosted episode, with the Chicago artist premiering a new song titled “Somewhere in Paradise” along with the Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment cut “Sunday Candy.”
An effusive Chance seemed thrilled to be added to the shortlist of rappers who have appeared on SNL, a list he retweeted during the actual episode. While debuting “Somewhere in Paradise,” he relished on the line, “Ain’t my principal told me I can’t rap on this show,” twisting the song’s original lyrics and triumphantly pointing down to the Studio 8H stage. Jeremih also made a surprise appearance to deliver the song’s chorus.
In his second performance of the night, Chance the Rapper – along with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment – next doled out “Sunday Candy,” a standout track from their collaborative Surf, one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Albums of 2015.
Immediately following the SNL debut of “Somewhere in Paradise,” the rapper shared the studio version of the track, which features contributions from Jeremih, R. Kelly and Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment, as a free download through his official website.