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Mixtape Review: Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap

Just over a year ago, Chance the Rapper released his debut mixtape #10Day, a project inspired by a suspension from school in his senior year. It showcased a promising young man with raw talent and sharp instincts. Now, after much hype, Chance returns with his sophomore effort Acid Rap, a complicated, comprehensive journey into the curious mind of an artist starting to come into their own. A young Kanye West and Chicago’s sonic roots serve as the obvious reference points for Chance’s sound. “Good Ass Intro” is a rework of Ye’s Freshman Adjustment 2 intro and two tracks feature a Chicago ...

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