The new single is a tribute to frequent Thundercat collaborator and late rapper, Mac Miller, who Thundercat celebrated in a statement released today. “This is a song about Mac…When he passed it shook the ground for the artist community”. Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B were also friends and collaborators of Mac’s, with the trio working on the track together as a homage to their late friend.
We hear Ty’s, Lil B’s and Thundercat’s mourning throughout the single, each sending their own message to the late rapper. The virtuosic Thundercat bass we have come to love features less prominently on this track, but we are exposed to his dreamy falsettos, which perfectly express the emotion Thundercat feels after the passing of his friend.
Listen to ‘Fair Chance’ below.
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