“And why’s God's phone die every time that I call on Him/If his son had a Twitter, wonder if I would follow him” —Chance the Rapper
It may not be Chance’s most lyrical line, nor his fastest or craziest. Still, getting a pure, honest breakdown of religion out of the middle of what is already slated to be one of the year’s best tapes is golden. Despite his attempts to get God on his side, Chance watches his “calls” go unnoticed, as if God’s metaphorical prayer phone lost power. Bringing it back to the fast-paced modern world, where regular church sessions and extended prayer seem dated, Chance wonders if “following” Jesus on Twitter (just like his real life followers) would do him any better. This is a crisis of faith, not a digital battle, leaving very real scars on Chance and the many like him struggling to find a path.