You’d be hard pressed to find a flow more eclectic or original than Chance the Rapper’s. The Chicago MC’s cadence is so versatile that he seamlessly switches gears from a leisurely and sometimes lackadaisical pace to a frenetic one, almost instantaneously. Regardless of the pace, the tempo never seems lazy or rushed in anyway, and the masterful wordplay feels like a predisposition as opposed to the end result of a meticulous thought process. After having a great 2012, Chance opens his 2013 with Acid Rap, a 13-track mixtape that serves as quite the major label bargaining chip to say the least. Heterogeneous appears to be the best word to describe the project, as each song represents a different piece of a larger mosaic. Acid Rap, and the rapper’s sing-songy crooning, cannot be categorized, yet it knows what it is, and at no point is there any confusion as to who’s rapping or what you’re getting as a result. The mixtape boasts features from Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, former tour mate Childish Gambino, Twista, BJ the Chicago Kid, and many more. The production is courtesy mostly of Nate Fox with additional beats from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Jake One, BranDun DeShay, Blended Babies, and more. Check out the tape from the emerging young star below.
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