Chance This year marks the tenth anniversary of The Rapper’s breakthrough mixtape Acid Rap, and the Chicago native has organised a concert to mark the occasion.
Who wants a show? Chance posed to his followers on Instagram on February 1 as “Jealous Guy” by Donny Hathaway played over a montage of scenes from the Acid Rap period.
Chance’s position in the music industry was cemented by the release of his sophomore mixtape in April 2013, which includes songs by artists like BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Twista, Childish Gambino, Twista, Ab-Soul, and more.
See Chance’s post about acid rap below:
Released before the streaming age, Acid Rap was still ranked at #63 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums three months after its release due to bootleg downloads on iTunes and Amazon. The project’s official home is the mixtape site DatPiff, which has been certified “Diamond” for over 1 million downloads.
The project was well received by fans, critics, and peers alike, with Rapsody even stating to his HipHopDX in 2013 that Acid Rap was his favorite album of the year.
“Oh, that’s easy,” said Rhapsody. “I’m going to give this to my brother from Chicago, Chance the Rapper, for acid rap. It’s easy… definitely. I don’t even blink. “
she continued: “One of the things I love about him is that he doesn’t sound like anyone. It’s hip-hop, but it’s also funky and he sings on it, so he combines all these different qualities, ideas, and sounds and makes it his own.”
she added: “When he dances, you know it’s Chicago because he’s like Vic Mensa, who’s also from Chicago. That’s what I love, it’s fun and honest.”
Chance waited until 2019 to release his debut album The Big Day, but the radio went quiet for a while after that. Despite its eclectic pile of features, the project has deemed a failure and resulted in a $3 million lawsuit from its former manager.
But things finally started to improve in May 2022 when the Chicago rapper began dropping new music he dubbed “Writing Exercise.”
In his September interview with Complex, Chance said he was ready to put it all together in the form of a new project called Star Line Gallery.
“‘Gallery’ is Starline and Starline is all of us,” Chance said of the title. connect with, speak to, and create new work that shows what it means to be Black right now, not all steeped in stories of trauma and Black’s most iconic aesthetics we know today. It’s about what’s true.”
There is no release date for the project yet.