Chance The Rapper's New Single Art Is Inspired By An Iconic Meme And Fans Can't Deal
19 July 2018, 14:42 | Updated: 23 July 2018, 09:36
An internet king...
Chance the Rapper is back. The 'No Problem' hitmaker surprised us this morning with not one but FOUR new singles and it is safe to say that fans are living for them. 'I Might Need Security', '65th & Ingleside', 'Wala Cam' and 'Work Out' are all up there with his best work. The 25-year-old rapper digs deep and opens up about everything from his relationship with his fiancé to his childhood in Chicago.
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One song in particular is sticking out though. 'I Might Need Security' is a striking political number named after Jamie Foxx's 2002 stand-up special. In it, Chance takes aim at his naysayers and addresses racism in the US. It even features the famous 'fuck you' ad-lib from Jamie's comedy routine.
And yet it's a specific detail about the song which is sending the internet into meltdown. All of the new singles have stunning abstract artwork. So far so simple. However, fans have worked out that the 'I Might Need Security' art isn't just a bunch of shapes. It's the Arthur meme in which he's clenching his fists.
*head explode emoji*
It's okay. We're shook too. And it is not just a random connection. The meme is often used by people as a way of expressing their frustration at anything and everything. In other words, it fits perfectly with the song. Naturally, the internet is living for it and people have been taking to Twitter to react.
Some just wanted to point it out.
First picture looks like an abstract version of the Arthur meme. @chancetherapper https://t.co/ZyBeqzFTAq— Brian Vetrano (@WastedTalentBV) July 19, 2018
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Others were laughing about it.
So we gonna act like Chance the Rapper didn’t recreate the Arthur fist? Lmaooooo 😂 #ChanceTheRapper #IMightNeedSecurity pic.twitter.com/F8beBDFunb— “okuuurrrr” - JanetJ (@SayChanteChante) July 19, 2018
It is hilarious tbh.
Actually a lot of people were screaming.
CHANCE THE RAPPER IS USING A MINIMALIST ARTHUR MEME AS AN ALBUM COVER I’M SCREAMING pic.twitter.com/BhOWLgZUKU— MJ Franklin (@heyitsfranklin2) July 19, 2018
A couple of people are keen to point out that the song bangs.
wait so did Chance the Rapper really just use the artwork for I Might Need Security from that one Arthur meme? 💀 it ate regardless. pic.twitter.com/Gryg6GWErx— ty (@steaIthily) July 19, 2018
Facts are facts.
In fact, it may be the song of the year based on its artwork alone.
Chance The Rapper just released a song with the Arthur meme as the cover photo and I don’t even have to listen to it to know it’s already the best song of 2018 pic.twitter.com/TTKdHiCAFS— Hunter Bedard (@hunter_bedard98) July 19, 2018
Ultimately though it's so clever how it fits in with the meaning of the song.
@chancetherapper “I Might Need Security” single cover photo being a geometric version of the Arthur meme is the most light hearted “no, but really, I’m pissed” message I’ve ever seen.— Katerina Lytras (@Katerina_Lytras) July 19, 2018
And now people are trying to work out if the other images reference any memes too.
Me trying to figure out if the rest of the single's album art are memes too pic.twitter.com/qbM7GbvJK0— Kasey Carlson (@kaseyqcarlson) July 19, 2018
At the moment we're not sure (the blue mouse meme?, the Futurama money meme?).
However, we shall update you as soon as we find out if they are.