Last year Chance The Rapper became an instant favorite of ours. His mixtape #10Day took us to his high school Chicago’s prestigious Jones College Prep, where he got suspended for a week just before prom and graduation. But it also took us further back to young Chancellor growing up in the Windy City, finding himself as a person as well as a rapper. #AcidRap moves us further. This time into the mindset of a 20-year-old wizard with a formidable flow that can switch in an instant and an undulating voice that deftly takes you through the motions of an outer-worldly experience. It’s more mature and more playful at the same time, alternating between juke beats popularized in Chicago and soulful piano medleys. In a musically-stacked 2013, this (note: I’m totally writing this based on the singles and previews) seems to stand out like a beacon of hope. Too far? Forget it. Just download the tape below.
He’s been teasing about it for a while now, but today Sunset favorite Chance The Rapper decided to drop the video to his first single from the upcoming Acid Rap, “Juice.” Chance flawlessly transitions from his trademark “rapping pretty” to singing, making you want to abuse the replay button in the best way possible. Earlier this year, we named Chance’s #10Day as our favorite mixtape of 2012, and it looks like his follow-up effort Acid Rap isn’t going to disappoint us, either.