Chance The Rapper Shuts Down SOBs In NYC

There are so many ways to communicate through music—a driving backbeat, a clever lyric, a virtuosic performance—but in hip-hop especially, dynamics are largely underused. We tend to think of artists as one-dimensional, or almost as flat, these days; If Waka Flocka Flame were to come out crooning, for instance, or if A Tribe Called Quest turned up on a trap beat, we'd all be confused as Hell. It's just not done in hip-hop for the most part; most artists have one speed, one lane, and if they do that well there's no real need to deviate from the formula. That's ...

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