- Record Label: MTC Records
- Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
- Summary: The second mixtape for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Childish Gambino.
- Record Label: MTC Records
- Genre(s): Rap
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|Cocoa Butter Kisses|
|Chance The Rapper Cigarettes on cigarettes, my mama think I stank I got burn holes in my hoodies, all my homies think it's dank I miss my cocoa...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 21 out of 21
Mixed: 0 out of 21
Negative: 0 out of 21
Jun 28, 2013Amusing though he and his yelp can be, I like him best when anxiety is a mood rather than a subject.
Jun 7, 2013There is no denying that with his knack for catchy melodies, descriptive songwriting, and excellent beat selection, Chance displays qualities on Acid Rap that have the potential to catapult him into superstardom. As a project itself, Acid Rap is one sweet, smooth musical journey that grapples with some serious topics in a pleasing manner.
Jun 7, 2013It is Chance’s ability to transition fluidly between self-imaginings that makes him such an impressive and likeable rapper. It’s also part of what will make Acid Rap one of the major hip-hop releases of this year.
Jun 7, 2013While the mixtape features strong guest spots from Ab-Soul, Action Bronson and a rare appearance by veteran Twista, none of them overshadow Chance, whose distinctive drawl, rapid-fire delivery and keen ear for experimental beats--ranging from hometown-grown juke to piano jazz--will have a bunch of labels tripping over themselves to sign him.
Jun 7, 2013The record is engineered so that he never has to. Listen past the last track and be introduced to Acid Rap all over again as a voice promises on loop that it’ll be “Even better than the last time.”
Jun 7, 2013Ultimately, Acid Rap’s biggest victory is living up to it’s own hype and Chance’s careful packaging of his artistry.
Jun 7, 2013With simple rhyme schemes, by no means is Chance an incredible rapper, but he is true to his artistry, the person he's growing into and is becoming a force in the new age rap realm.
Positive: 38 out of 42
Mixed: 2 out of 42
Negative: 2 out of 42
Jun 18, 2013The joy of being a fan of a particular artist is watching that artist develop, to evolve their music while keeping /growing what made us loveThe joy of being a fan of a particular artist is watching that artist develop, to evolve their music while keeping /growing what made us love them in the first place. Why love Chance? He is crazy, goofy, and funny, but also introspective, value oriented, and deeply caring of what happens to his family and the community he is apart of. He's the type of rapper to talk about how its been a "long time" since he's seen his grandmother smile, then turn around and ask the "f*!# you talm bout" if you come at him the wrong way because of what his city has taught him. That's a little of what we get from #10Day, which I believe deserves at least a 7 out of 10 due to its sheer amount of different from what the mainstream provides. Then he gives us Acid Rap. As the title suggests, its a little bit trippy, but not in a negative way. On this mixtape, Chance fans should immediately notice the increased level of production, a slightly more mature Chance since high school evidenced by songs like "Paranoia(second half of Pusha Man), "Lost," "Everybody's Something", and "Acid Rain", and a rapper that still lets us know he's down to party and have fun on songs like "Juice," "Smoke Again," "Nana," and "Favorite Song." We even get a bit of both on the songs "Cocoa Butter Kisses" and "Chain Smoker." The order of the mixtape is well put together, beginning with a hyped kind of intro and ending with a mellowed out, yet slightly hyped outro. Fitting, because that fits the mood of how the tracks transition in the order of the tape. He's in your face. He wants to be your hero because he's worried problems of a troubled community, and he's both, an aspiring "Captain-save-a-hood" indeed. Although his voice is quite different from most of the mainstream, perhaps it needs to be to catch the average listeners attention, maybe not. He is defiantly an artist that does take adjustment to, so that his always present signature high pitched screech of a voice may be enjoyed. Once the voice barrier is passed, its then all about his lyrics and the beats, both appropriately placed on "Acid Rap." He successfully gives the listener a clear picture of growing up in a troubled Chicago community, presenting a scared but nevertheless caring young man that wants everyone to know his story, and hopefully create some change. So. Good message. Not overly simplistic, developed beats. And lyrics that can alternately fit at a party or a deep thinking session. Sounds like a top-notch mixtape to me… Expand
Jan 6, 2014Feel-good Music
Amazing I just heard this today and i gotta say best Mixtape of 2013. The production is great and his style is very originalFeel-good Music
Amazing I just heard this today and i gotta say best Mixtape of 2013. The production is great and his style is very original almost every song is cohesive and that's whats makes a good project.… Expand
Jun 28, 2013He sure has a funny voice, and he sure is funny with it. His flow's are beyond the most out, his wordplays are clever and the production isHe sure has a funny voice, and he sure is funny with it. His flow's are beyond the most out, his wordplays are clever and the production is really fitting to Chance The Rapper's style! One of the best hip hop releases, and a favourite mixtape in my book. Maybe the best release so far this year. Hip Hop nerd's and oldies (me) need to get of the comfort zone, this is a creative project. Originality is what hip hop would bring, this is it. Yeah it's trippy but songs like Paranoia (the hidden track at the end of Pusha Man) are so meaningful, real, sad and wonderful to hear. In this dude, I see greatness and with a record deal he has the potential to accomplish big things in the mainstream scene, maybe a game changer album. One word to rap this up, I love it.… Expand
Jul 30, 2014It's Lil Wayne meets MGMT meets Kid Cudi. Acid Rap beautifully portrays Chance the Rapper's trippy, acid-fueled (he says he rapped 30-40% ofIt's Lil Wayne meets MGMT meets Kid Cudi. Acid Rap beautifully portrays Chance the Rapper's trippy, acid-fueled (he says he rapped 30-40% of it on LSD) world. "Sometimes the truth don't rhyme, Sometimes the lies get millions of views" is the best line from the album and sums up Chance's view of the industry. The most impressive aspect of the album is how he creates his own unique style in an industry filled with posers. It'd be easy (and pretty ignorant) to say "well his voice is annoying", but I don't think there's any doubt that Chance the Rapper has a bright future ahead of him in the rap game. ~ 8.8/10
Best track: "Acid Rain" -- This track really demonstrates his potential. Most of the album is bright and fun, but this song shows what he's capable of if he focuses on the message instead of the method.
Other notable tracks: "Cocoa Butter Kisses", "Juice", "Favorite Song" & "NaNa"… Expand
Aug 22, 2019In Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper rhyming looks more careful with the shape than content, which denotated in glorious vocal chorus and melodiesIn Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper rhyming looks more careful with the shape than content, which denotated in glorious vocal chorus and melodies combined with flows, in a natural form and without a minimum boundaries. Chance sings in a clumsy form but in a feeling context that gives his voice certain tasty harmony and that It couldn't works better, principally in psychedelic's album's context. Album is full of most varying textures, getting away from sample's ideas, as an Outkast's acid extension.
Acid Rap could looks like a pop album because of melodies in highlights instead of conventional rapping, but don't pretend yourself, because experience into this gives you moments of pure exctasy, dynamics between sweet, calm and heavy drumming, which, although passing close of comum hip hop instrumental, it's still just an element in middle of an unique atmosphere.
Acid Rap is grandious, ambitious, deliciously desonant but very melodious and soulful. Remeber that's a mixtape.… Expand
Apr 5, 201678/100. A lot of people, it seems, overrate this album AS A WHOLE. There are some songs on here that can be considered classics, like "Cocoa78/100. A lot of people, it seems, overrate this album AS A WHOLE. There are some songs on here that can be considered classics, like "Cocoa Butter Kisses", "Acid Rain", "Chain Smoker", etc. However there are some songs on the mix that bring it down. Overall, still one of the better mixtapes that have ever been released in the current era.… Expand
Apr 7, 2020Literally one of the worst pieces of music I’ve ever heard. Chance’s voice is obnoxious and he’s not doing anything special.
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