'ACIDRAP' - Chance The Rapper
Another Chitown native, Chance The Rapper dropped his first mixtape entitled '10Day' after being suspend from school for 10 days. Suspended for allegedly "smoking bud" on his way to school, which Chance plainly denies the outrageous actuation. Being suspended seemed to really inspire this rapper to take his rap carrier seriously, after his '10Day' mixtape Chance dropped 'AcidRap', which in our opinion is in a Genre of its own. Mixing musical type samples with and upbeat almost reggae type feel. Throwing in his Chicago slang makes every single track on this mixtape extremely unique, one of the most artistic mix tapes we have ever heard.
'AcidRap' in so many ways has changed the rap game, there are many artists now that are either rapping on acid or rapping about their acid trips, but Chance takes it to the next level with 'AcidRap' by allowing his previous trips to effect his whole flow and style of music. This mixtape is nowhere near traditional hip-hop, rap, or R&B yet he is able to tell a story behind every single song.
Songs like 'Pusha Man' , and 'Chain Smoker' and not usually the "Go To" songs on this mixtape but they are, in our opinion two of the most influential songs on this mixtape. 'Pusha Man' starts off with a smooth almost jazzy feeling beat, while Chance comes in with his spastic upbeat flow that never gets old. What makes this track so amazing and unique is two minutes deep into the song when it seems to end. Maybe there are some of you that change the song at this point, you should really just wait for the song to continue it is truly the best part of the song. As the beat changes so does the flow and feel of this track with metaphors like "They merking kids, they murder kids here, Why you think they don't talk about it? They deserted us here, Where the fuck is Matt Lauer at? Somebody get Katie Couric in here, Probably scared of all the refugees, look like we had a fucking hurricane here." he's able to through in his political view without being offensive yet vulgar enough to get his point across. He is saying that the media isn't showing just how much violence is happening in Chicago and what little is being done. He is able to relate hurricane Katrina to Chiraq and how the government disappears when they are needed. Chance's music is imaginative, but holds a purpose. Acid Rap is a must have in your collection and Chance The Rapper will be one of the Chicago Greats.
Released April 30 2013