CHANCE THE RAPPER

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Do we have a thread for Chance the Rapper/Acid Rap ?

― Van Horn Street, Friday, September 6, 2013 11:43 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I've been meaning to start one cause it's my favorite album of the year by far.

― The Reverend, Friday, September 6, 2013 4:08 PM Bookmark

Yeah, so the thing that makes this album great is it's the sound of an exuberantly joyful character working through some hard shit, the production is colorful, and Chance brings a manic energy to whole thing, bouncing between off-the-wall raps and bluesy scat at will. Also "Pusha Man/Paranoia" is the best rap song this year. His first tape, 10 Day from a couple years back was good too, if not quite as fully formed.

http://www.datpiff.com/Chance-The-Rapper-Acid-Rap-mixtape.483826.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8nIHZ-0kS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0DcVbSYWUA

The Reverend, Friday, 6 September 2013 23:23 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah i like the exuberance you mention!

reminds me of pharcyde sometimes

My Little Pono (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 September 2013 23:31 (three years ago) Permalink

I think "Chain Smoker" is my favorite deep cut no one talks about off of this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bigsk2g7xO8

The Reverend, Friday, 6 September 2013 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Pusha Man/Paranoia, Acid Rap and Chain Smoker are my favorites. Hope Favorite Song will be a single. The whole thing is probably my hip-hop album this year.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 6 September 2013 23:40 (three years ago) Permalink

woah i was just listening to acid rap on grooveshark and "carnival" by natalie merchant on spotify at the same time and they synched up in this tripped out way

My Little Pono (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 September 2013 23:50 (three years ago) Permalink

natalie merchant had a secret huge rap mashup

2 Steenz (some dude), Friday, 6 September 2013 23:58 (three years ago) Permalink

I think "Chain Smoker" is my favorite deep cut no one talks about off of this.

lol chain smoker is the only song of his i listen to regularly

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 7 September 2013 02:42 (three years ago) Permalink

streamed the whole thing bc of it, it had some nice songs but none of them hit me like chain smoker

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 7 September 2013 02:43 (three years ago) Permalink

this album is essentially a legit classic to me

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 September 2013 02:45 (three years ago) Permalink

The way he switches voices midsong is the source of his strength and weakness imo.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 September 2013 02:57 (three years ago) Permalink

he sounds like what i always assumed donald glover sounded like

chain smoker is ok

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:00 (three years ago) Permalink

ow

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I need to revisit the tape, because when I think about it I feel more fond of it than I did when it was new and the quirks of his voice/delivery grated on me easily. And that new song with Lil Wayne is so good, I kinda hope that becomes his big single.

2 Steenz (some dude), Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Still cant knock the K'naan comparisons out of my head BUT I still really like him and this tape.

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:37 (three years ago) Permalink

Hadnt heard that song w Wayne, ty. Always good to hear wayne just straight-up rappy rapping.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKOWz0rfe7Y

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:38 (three years ago) Permalink

Still listen to this regularly, and still marvel at how incredible it is. Can't list many recent rap albums that match this level of song craft while sustaining this level of energy while featuring rapping this consistently strong. Incredible.

Evan R, Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:07 (three years ago) Permalink

"Chain Smoker" is just glorious, but my favorite is still "Lost." The way he romanticizes an empty hookup, looking for meaning that's not there, is just so sad and pure. You rarely find that level of affection in rap songs about actual romance, let alone flings

Evan R, Saturday, 7 September 2013 04:10 (three years ago) Permalink

There is no duds on this album.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:20 (three years ago) Permalink

^

The Reverend, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink

there are 3 tracks in a row dragged down by guest verses though

suggest ban & threadban method man & redman (some dude), Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:26 (three years ago) Permalink

I kind of shamefully like that gambino verse :/

The Reverend, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:48 (three years ago) Permalink

oh no rev

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

I love the album, and I know nothing good will come of bringing this up, but I hate the line from Favorite Song about him being a 'slapp-happy faggot slapper'.

Frederik B, Saturday, 7 September 2013 22:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Same

The Reverend, Sunday, 8 September 2013 00:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's a sore spot I wonder what he would say if confronted.

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Sunday, 8 September 2013 01:32 (three years ago) Permalink

chain smoker is my fav track.

i have a lot to say abt this but will sit on it for awhile.

rap steve gadd (D-40), Sunday, 8 September 2013 04:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Naw son go in

The Reverend, Sunday, 8 September 2013 05:57 (three years ago) Permalink

finally got around to this, sooooooo good.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:42 (three years ago) Permalink

i got a lotta love for "cocoa butter kisses"

monotony, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:09 (three years ago) Permalink

As of late, my verses seem not so verse-y

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:19 (three years ago) Permalink

where the fuck is matt lauer at? somebody get katie couric in here

The Reverend, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I keep reading this thread as parappa the rapper

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2007/07/parappasnd425.jpg

"Everybody dies in the summer/ So pray to god for a little more spring"

The Reverend, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:49 (three years ago) Permalink

One of the tensions that makes this album work so is how it's got all these middle-class rap signifiers on the surface but also has all this heavy fucked up street shit lurking just off-camera and sometimes intruding.

The Reverend, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 03:58 (three years ago) Permalink

otm

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:33 (three years ago) Permalink

this could go on the sad rap thread : (

j., Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:39 (three years ago) Permalink

right, it doesn't at all feel like its running from this stuff

rap steve gadd (D-40), Wednesday, 11 September 2013 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

dilluuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

j., Monday, 16 September 2013 23:26 (three years ago) Permalink

deej's profile article on him is v good

http://www.complex.com/music/2013/09/chance-the-rapper-interview-complex-cover-story

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:26 (three years ago) Permalink

http://cdnl.complex.com/assets/CHANNEL_IMAGES/MUSIC/2013/09/content/1379030127_complexchancetherappercover.jpg

i'm glad complex is finally putting "fast forward" on the cover instead of "pause"

Vinetalic - "My Friend Terio" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Gonna see this dude tomorrow night.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:11 (three years ago) Permalink

I like this and I'm glad it exists but there's something about his voice, or one of the voices he using, that I find really unpleasant to listen to.

I barely even noticed the Childish Gambino verse on first listen, the Ab-Soul verse is the really egregious one here.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 09:57 (three years ago) Permalink

I feel like a big part of rap fandom, especially these days, is kinda figuring out what unique or strange voices/rapping styles you actually want to get used to and not be annoyed or put off by. Like it took me a while to come around to Kendrick's voice, still slowly getting used to Chance's.

Ugh that Ab Soul verse though.

some dude, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:41 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah absorbing this release in small chunks has been the surest way for me to submit.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:53 (three years ago) Permalink

tmi

some dude, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:28 (three years ago) Permalink

let me put my mouth where you absorb small chunks, boo

Vinetalic - "My Friend Terio" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:37 (three years ago) Permalink

This information brought to you by a state of Florida computer.

first I think it's time I kick a little verse! (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, his voice does grate a bit. I have to admit...

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:41 (three years ago) Permalink

It did for me when I'd only heard "Juice" and that's prob why it took me a couple months to check it out until I saw so many people I trust talk about how good it was. But as soon as I put it on it was immediately taken with it. Total Albums that you know are going to be brilliant within the opening 20 seconds of the first track status.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 18:26 (three years ago) Permalink

also agree with matt but i think ultimately i could probably power through the sound of his voice if i felt more compelled by what he was saying with it. just don't really feel like i need early yeezy told to me again by wyclef on ludes

r|t|c, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 18:35 (three years ago) Permalink

lol yeah i never made that connection

J0rdan S., Friday, 11 November 2016 19:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

ditto!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Friday, 11 November 2016 19:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

me neither, was a p cutesy name tho, chance crus worst quality

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 19:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nico segal is a way better performer name imo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 11 November 2016 19:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

shdve changed it to nico horn-guy imo

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 19:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

thought i made a poorly formed tweet awhile back about Donald Trumpet but apparently not.

i'm sure he's a nice dude but he's only an okay trumpet player, there was something a little too gleeful about branding himself like "I'm the guy! The guy in the hip-hop world who plays trumpet!"

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 11 November 2016 20:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

now i'll have to stop referring to my bandmates this way (Jeff Trumpet, Ben Trumpet, Joe Trombone, etc)

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 11 November 2016 20:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

u cn still do it imo its good

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 20:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

like the violin girl, whasserame

j., Friday, 11 November 2016 21:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Miri Ben-Violin?

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Friday, 11 November 2016 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

questuba

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Saturday, 12 November 2016 04:01 (eight months ago) Permalink

not even the worst nickname in the band imo, the drummer goes by Stix

intheblanks, Saturday, 12 November 2016 16:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

saw chance last night in Phoenix, pretty good cathartic show after this week. only complaint is that, during the 4 acid rap tracks in the show, he barely rapped. Like he would only do the first third of each line (if even that) and let the audience finish the rest while he ran around the stage like a madman.

intheblanks, Saturday, 12 November 2016 16:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

Coloring Book is great but has too many slow songs esp in the front half, needs more stuff along the tempo of All Night and No Problems. i get the gospel theme but chance is so good at wholesome pump up jams should be more of those

flopson, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 16:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

I haven't returned to Coloring Book nearly as often as I have Acid Rap, possibly because "All We Got" is a clunker of an opener and starting off with that track makes me want to put on something else. The amazing songs on here are amazing, though, and "Mixtape" and both "Blessings" have grown on me a lot since seeing Chance live last month

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Album of the year

Frederik B, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

love this album a lot but the new Tribe is untouchable

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

I might actually like the Jamila Woods and Saba tapes more than CB but whatever the case, this scene/crew/not sure what to call it is amazingly fertile right now. I don't like the Noname tape as much as some others do--I find her to be dour to an extent that becomes dull--but that's also worth hearing.

I haven't listened to All We Got more than once

rob, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

ATCQ It's awesome, but I feel like I've somewhat heard it before. Coloring Book is unique. The Jamila Woods tape is probably also in my top five or something. Haven't heard Saba or Noname, but the OddCouple tape was cool as well.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 20:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

i haven't listened to this anywhere near as much as acid rap, tho much more than the social experiment album. i think he deviated from his core sound a little too much... i think "mixtape" is just awful, and idk if "smoke break" really works well at all.

but as far as making a single aimed at radio "no problem" is probably as good as anyone could have hoped for in terms of working on commercial and artistic terms, and "summer friends" is one of his best ever songs. i've been listening to the "blessings" reprise ever since he performed it on TV, and "angels" and "juke jam" are great too. i don't think this in my top 10 which i wouldn't have expected prior to its release but it still has its uses to me.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Jordan mostly otm, but this is probably top ten material to me based on the high points alone.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

One of my fav things about Chance is those tiny little moments of vulnerability or sentimentality that he slips into nearly every song. I love the Noname album because it's loaded with even more of those. She has all these casual lines that just gut me.

Typically I don't listen to rap to feel bummed out, but she summons those feelings more effectively than any other rapper right now—the injustice of being dismissed or talked over or not having the love you give reciprocated. So her album isn't the joy bomb that Chance's is but it's a triumph of expression in its own right.

Evan R, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

summer friends is one of the great songs of the year in any case

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Summer Friends is great but I can't stand the fake Bon Iver bot. It's the album's worst recycled Kanye West trope.

Evan R, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

isn't it actually bon iver?

art baengels (monotony), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's a sample of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wScYn10D2vo

Number None, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 21:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

yes, which actually features bon iver

art baengels (monotony), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah I know it says right there on the video

Number None, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

cancelled the last three dates of this European tour

had tickets for Friday :(

Number None, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

coloring book classic imo

lag∞n, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

bon iver should be thrown into a dumpster

I've read Ta-nehisi Coates. (marcos), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

somehow had avoided bon iver until now

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

coloring book was not as good as acid rap huh

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 10 July 2017 22:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not even close

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it was better imo

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 July 2017 23:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ya acid rap is still his best by far

flopson, Monday, 10 July 2017 23:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Acid Rap >>>>>>>>>>>> Coloring Book >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> his management

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He's his own management basically lol

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

despite thinking acid rap is best i think he has grown as an artist and have full belief he will best it soon. my main problem w colouring book is tempo and pacing; i love chance's giddy ecstatic overwhelming embrace the world energy and while doing a gospel album could've channeled that, instead lots of the tracks dragged

flopson, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

more preacher man vibes than like, explosive jubilant chorus

flopson, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

both so great it doesn't really matter to me.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

however, kinda wish sunday candy was somewhere in coloring book.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i still think sunday candy is the best thing he's ever done

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

coloring book is pretty good but acid rap towers over it. but i also think acid rap is a GOAT record so

coloring book is a success tho simply for birthing a legitimate chart/rap chart hit and with a song that is legit good and doesn't betray his ethos/sound really at all

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 July 2017 04:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

everyone loves him so i figure i'm just wrong but i find both albums completely uninteresting.

alpine static, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 04:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the song w/ wayne and 2 chainz is pretty weak imo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also, he gets killed on his own shit

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 11 July 2017 08:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

well that is true -- but it's a very good song that was a hit

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok fine I will listen to Acid Rap again

I really love the grownup gospel positivity vibez of Coloring Book, he doesn't put a foot wrong on it imo

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 15:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Huh yeah acid rap is better, just the rhymes alone

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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