Get Nostalgic With Chance The Rapper’s Cover Of The ‘Arthur’ Theme Song

Chance & Arthur

Later this week, Chance the Rapper will be returning to his hometown of Chicago to perform a headlining set at Lollapalooza, and as a warm-up, has unveiled a new tune via the festival’s official website.

What is it you ask? A radio-ready autumn anthem? A blistering diss track? A mindbending remix?

Not even close. Earlier this morning, the 21-year-old wordsmith made public his love for throwback PBS programming by debuting his take on the Arthur theme song. Yes, Arthur—the anthropomorphic a-a-r-d-vark who has been teaching kids right from wrong for nearly two decades.

I know many of you are probably shaking your heads right now, but I promise, this is one book (er, song?) that you don’t want to judge by its cover. With the help of Wyclef Jean, Jesse Ware, and many more, Chance has transformed this beloved children’s theme into an upbeat bash laden with rolling percussion and cascading vocal lines. Give it a spin after the break, and if you’re a fan, let us know in the replies.

Minus a brief hospital stop, 2014 has been good to the Acid Rap mastermind. Back in April, the budding emcee graced us with the surprise single, “I Am Very Very Lonely,” and just last month, teased new material alongside Childish Gambino. To see what Chance has up his sleeve for the rest of this year, follow UTG on Twitter.

Kyle Florence

Kyle Florence is a proud Wisconsinite, a dinosaur enthusiast, and a lover of all things weird and whacky.
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.