Music Monday - Chance The Rapper!

This weeks Music Monday comes courtesy of Chicagoan hip hop artist Chance the Rapper!

With the release of his newest mixtape 'Acid Rap', Chance has recently drawn comparisons to the likes of Kanye West and Andre 300, so he must be doing something right!

Chance the Rapper, or Chancelor Bennett to give him his full name, started to show a passion for music from an early age, forming the group 'Instrumentality' with a friend in his freshman year of high school.

By his senior year of high school in 2012, as Chance puts it, his teachers weren't supportive of his dreams to make it in music, ultimately leading to a 10 day suspension which was a blessing in disguise as he used the time to record his first mixtape under the 'Chance the Rapper' moniker, ingeniously titled '10 Day'.

'10 Day' brought Chance into many peoples consciousness, with the mixtape being downloaded over 20,000 times on Dat Piff, but its his newest mixtape 'Acid Rap' where he really gets a chance to flex his creative muscles.

With a healthy respect for the old school throughout the tape, with samples from seminal hip hop groups Slum Village and A Tribe Called Quest, 'Acid Rap' clearly derives sounds from various influences and blends a variety of styles, which perfectly compliment Chance's unique flow.

With production from Jake One, Blended Babies and J.U.S.T.I.C.E league alongside guest spots from Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, Ab-Soul and even Twista, there's something for everyone, so if you haven't already, get familiar with Chance, he's definitely gonna be one to watch!


Abu Ameenah said…
Acid Rap by Chance is remarkable work for a 20 year olds SECOND mixtape. Can't wait to see a studio effort with more guest rappers and producers namely Kanye West!! By listening to Rap Acid you can hear the Chicago/Kanye West influence but at the same time Chance defines his own sound with his lyrical flow and his "yelps" reminding me of Charlie Brown from Leaders of the New School and Fatlip from Pharyde.
Chance has clearly defined himself with this sophomore mixtape effort....the questioned was he a good rapper? The Answer is yes!!!!

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