Chance The Rapper – ACID RAP (Official Mixtape)

Posted by on May 1, 2013


Its finally here. One of 2013’s most highly anticipated mixtapes has finally come out and it certainly does not disappoint. The transition from Chance’s first mixtape, 10Day, to ACID RAP not only shows his maturation as an artist but also how he has taken the internet by storm. Coming out of Chicago at the same time as Chief Keef may have seemed like a setback for Chance, however he has used that to the best of his ability showing the versatile rap scene that Chicago has to offer. I remember it like yesterday when my friends started to put me on to Chance, and I can’t thank them enough. Something about Chance and his music is just so easy to connect to and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was crazy to think that 10Day was his first intro to the rap scene. I craved that soul sound that I found on his Prom Night, Hey Ma, and Juke Juke tracks but when I listened to the rest of 10Day, I also connected to his slow sounding raps with You Got Me Fucked Up, Nostalgia, and Brain Cells. Chance’s best attribute is his versatility, but with Acid Rap we can see he’s starting to create his signature sound. When Smoke Again came out the other day, I was like “HOLY S*%T this beat bangs” then all of the sudden the beat dropped and he began singing over the beat instead of a hard hitting verse. I think that really embodies Chance. While I might want some more hard hitting verses, this is Chance’s project and its exactly what he wants.

I was lucky enough to be around Chance a lot this last summer and get to know him a little better. I think it’s funny when people say that most of these guys are just like us, I usually don’t believe it, but with Chance it held true. He’s just a normal Chicago kid that loves to make music and knows that that is what he wants to do for his life. I went to KCMO for his show with Childish Gambino and got to experience Chance as a person rather than as a rapper that I loved and really got to know that he is a laid back, genuine, and very funny person. While I clearly have a lot of love for Chance and his music, I know that he deserves all the attention he gets. The sky is the limit for Mr. Bennett and I’m really excited to see where he goes. #SAVEMONEY



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