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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

natalie merchant had a secret huge rap mashup

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

this album is essentially a legit classic to me

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 September 2013 02:45 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

he sounds like what i always assumed donald glover sounded like

chain smoker is ok

johnny crunch, Saturday, 7 September 2013 03:00 (five years ago) link

ow

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

"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 (five years ago) link

There is no duds on this album.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:20 (five years ago) link

^

The Reverend, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:24 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

I kind of shamefully like that gambino verse :/

The Reverend, Saturday, 7 September 2013 21:48 (five years ago) link

oh no rev

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

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 (five years ago) link

Same

The Reverend, Sunday, 8 September 2013 00:57 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Naw son go in

The Reverend, Sunday, 8 September 2013 05:57 (five years ago) link

finally got around to this, sooooooo good.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:42 (five years ago) link

i got a lotta love for "cocoa butter kisses"

monotony, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:09 (five years ago) link

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

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:19 (five years ago) link

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

The Reverend, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 18:35 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

otm

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:33 (five years ago) link

this could go on the sad rap thread : (

j., Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:39 (five years ago) link

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

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

dilluuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

j., Monday, 16 September 2013 23:26 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Gonna see this dude tomorrow night.

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:11 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

tmi

some dude, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 12:28 (five years ago) link

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

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

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 (five years ago) link

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

MikoMcha, Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:41 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

bon iver should be thrown into a dumpster

I've read Ta-nehisi Coates. (marcos), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:36 (two years ago) link

somehow had avoided bon iver until now

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:13 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

not even close

ANU (sisilafami), Monday, 10 July 2017 23:07 (two years ago) link

it was better imo

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 July 2017 23:08 (two years ago) link

ya acid rap is still his best by far

flopson, Monday, 10 July 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

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

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

He's his own management basically lol

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

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 years ago) link

more preacher man vibes than like, explosive jubilant chorus

flopson, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:31 (two years ago) link

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

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:34 (two years ago) link

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

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 01:35 (two years ago) link

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

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:26 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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 years ago) link

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 years ago) link

also, he gets killed on his own shit

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

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

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:46 (two years ago) link

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 years ago) link

Huh yeah acid rap is better, just the rhymes alone

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:38 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

I found it interesting that Chance the Rapper is so popular and yet most of his music is really unavailable in any hard format. It is a unique and modern way of controlling his own content.

earlnash, Saturday, 19 August 2017 13:02 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

I got my Grammys in the mail. Thank you everyone who made this music with me, especially this girl right here. #ColoringBook #BestRapAlbum #butitwasamixtape #IDidItWithGod #ChanceTebow 🤷🏽‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/LLFB8PGzcf

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) October 19, 2017

it's an… unboxing video for his grammys

j., Friday, 20 October 2017 02:27 (one year ago) link

whenever I see this thread bumped I expect to see something like "Chance the Rapper takes over as host of Prairie Home Companion"

President Keyes, Friday, 20 October 2017 13:10 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Like it says, 4 new songs:

https://soundcloud.com/chancetherapper/sets/4-new-songs

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 July 2018 04:12 (one year ago) link

wala cam is so good

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:20 (one year ago) link

Chance The Rapper Clarifies He From Chicago https://t.co/CRWhDWxseq pic.twitter.com/lSaDcvVPof

— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 19, 2018

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:35 (one year ago) link

could be a headline about any rapper from any city

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

sometimes i find chance to be extremely annoying

marcos, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

The Onion better be careful. They might be next.

MarkoP, Thursday, 19 July 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

Wala Cam is incredible

JB, Friday, 20 July 2018 08:29 (one year ago) link

surely "I Might Need Security" is the standout? Strong lyrics, fun use of the sample

Wala Cam lyrics sound very freestyled

niels, Friday, 20 July 2018 09:22 (one year ago) link

don't really care for I Might Need Security but the other 3 (especially Wala Cam) are great and better than most of Coloring Book

ufo, Saturday, 21 July 2018 16:47 (one year ago) link

feel pretty good about these after more listens... “wala cam” is rly good

J0rdan S., Saturday, 21 July 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link

work out is dope too, might need security sample is fun but his punchlines are kinda wack

J0rdan S., Saturday, 21 July 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link

sometimes i find chance to be extremely annoying

strike the "sometimes" for me

alpine static, Sunday, 22 July 2018 07:50 (one year ago) link

hes annoying but makes good music and can rap his ass off is how i break it down to an extent

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:54 (eleven months ago) link

Lagoon how was the woods

devops mom (silby), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:55 (eleven months ago) link

great thanks for asking

sprout god (lag∞n), Saturday, 4 August 2018 21:57 (eleven months ago) link

I really like the four new songs

lagoon glad to have you back thought leading

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:24 (eleven months ago) link

Agree w lagoon

New songs R dope

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 4 August 2018 23:38 (eleven months ago) link

“wala cam” is def my fav but the others are good too

J0rdan S., Sunday, 5 August 2018 06:52 (eleven months ago) link

Security is fave even if just cause it led me back to the eponymous Jamie Foxx special

tsrobodo, Monday, 6 August 2018 15:04 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

Acid Rap and 10Day now on Spotify.

Haven't listened to 10Day in a very long time, but I can't imagine that it's aged too well. Its best song, "Windows," is the one song they couldn't clear I guess.

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Friday, 28 June 2019 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

LOL, apparently there was a 5-foot alligator (!) sighted in one of Chicago's park lagoons (where I just went paddle boating a couple of weeks ago). Inevitably, it has been dubbed Chance the Snapper, and it has a twitter account.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:00 (one week ago) link

Ugh I hated that. It’s so corny and doesn’t even make sense. Snappers are fish or turtles. Chance is from Chatham not humboldt park. I feel like the motivation for the name was some weird bourgie anxiety abt a “rough area” projected onto the rapper who soothes those anxieties for ppl

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:44 (one week ago) link

Huh. I thought it was just something that rhymed with "Rapper." I was a big fan of "Romancing the Stone" when I was a kid, and the bad guy in that movie has an alligator pit, and he's aways saying "look at those snappers!"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:49 (one week ago) link

They could have named him Chief Teef

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 12 July 2019 13:06 (one week ago) link

Ha!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 July 2019 13:07 (one week ago) link


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