Ever since the release of Surf, Chance The Rapper has kind of been like Mr. No Days Off. First, he gets based with the god himself, Lil B. Now, he gives us this gem with none other than the most-commonly-featured Noname Gypsy. Hopefully this continues since Chance never actually dropped a solo project since Acid Rap. With a baby on the way and a big tour coming up, Chance is gearing up for a hell of a finish to 2015 and early start to 2016. Sorry for not really talking about the new release, but like, it’s Chance–of course it’s dope. You don’t need me to tell you that. Lyrics after the jump!
Ever since her impossibly enchanting verse on Chance The Rapper‘s “Lost,” we have not been able to lose sight of Noname Gypsy. While we have heard several songs in between, on “Baby” the Chi-town rapper picks up right where that “Lost” verse left off. She is so blunt in her delivery; it’s refreshing to hear. She addresses aching romance in a way only she seems to be able to.
We’ll keep you posted on her upcoming Telefone mixtape.
We introduced you to Noname Gypsy‘s solo music after Chance The Rapper introduced her to the world on his incredible Acid Rap mixtape. “Paradise” is one of the songs we featured (she has since removed it from SoundCloud, but it can still be found on her FB page) and is really a perfect introduction to the Chi-Town poet. The song touches on No Name’s childhood, and the delivery is candid and occasionally playful à la young Chancellor. Without gushing too much, this song/video is further proof that this rapper is the real deal. Look for her Telefone tape to drop later this summer.
I respect people who try to stay true to themselves, even when everything in the world is trying to get them to do the opposite. Completely original people, too, like Andy Kaufman who heavily inspired this tape. They say, “You are who you surround yourself with,” but sometimes you get lost. I think recently I was lost–trapped in the dark corners of my own mind. This mixtape is about how I lost myself and how I continue to fight the surrounding negative energy. It’s less sad and serious than it sounds. These 17 songs are essential summer music. Burn them on a CD, go for a drive, and get lost in the funhouse.
- Josh Record – Wonder
- Bipolar Sunshine – Rivers
- The Hard Knocks – Pocket Full of Change
- Wet – Bad Idea
- SomeKindaWonderful – Reverse
- Cave Painting – Rio
- Swim Deep – She Changes The Weather (Whitely Remix)
- Mychal Cohen – Sentimental Guy
- Cowboy Indian Bear – Let It Down
- Noname Gypsy – Sunday Morning
- SPEAK – Peaks
- Kid Astray – Hey Sister
- The Casual Tuesday – Seatbelt
- Majical Cloudz – Bugs Don’t Buzz
- Planetarian – Zoned
- PHOX – Slow Motion
- The Dear Hunter – Whisper
If it were up to me,
I would’ve remained in that dream a little later
It’s been a few days since Chance The Rapper‘s Acid Rap dropped. We have now had some time to consume the tape and argue with our Internet friends whether it’s a modern classic or not. The way I see it is those arguments are for the future and right now we should just enjoy the great collection of songs provided by young Chancellor. Another thing we should do is take note of the Chicago-born talent he featured on his tape. For every Twista and Action Bronson feature, Chance added one or two lesser known Chicago rappers/producers. Most notably, perhaps–Noname Gypsy.
Her standout verse on “Lost” was truly a highlight of Acid Rap for me, so like any mediocre blogger I googled her name. Her SoundCloud page has a couple of tracks, but “Sunday Morning” was really on a different level. The beat actually sounds like something from Acid Rap and her flow is even reminiscent of Chance’s flow. Hold up, did we just find the female Chance The Rapper?