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Acid Rap

Chance The Rapper

Acid Rap

Second self-released mixtape from Chicago hip hop artist Chancelor Bennett

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    What’s most amazing about Acid Rap isn’t Chance’s talent, but how eagerly he employs it. There’s hardly a track where he isn’t pushing or testing himself
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    Acid Rap is an unusually "musical" hip-hop record in the classic sense, often with the feel of a full live band backing Chance up
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  3. 8.5 |   Prefix

    It 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
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  4. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    If Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d city stoked tension through plot cliffhangers, home invasions, and ominous minor chords, Chance’s Acid Rap is a triumph of meditative moments, open-ended quests, and brass flares
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  5. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Begs to be played while drinking in your favorite park on the most beautiful day this summer. The release timing couldn’t be better
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    An endless burst of wordplay, half-idyllic memories of youth, and sensitive-dude concerns aired out in a voice that invokes the somber squeak of Kendrick Lamar
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  7. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Chance’s voice and the multi-faceted production are all about change, examining any little moment that might provide some fun and relief
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    On his wildly anticipated, unshakably confident second mixtape, the Chicagoan speaks in his own distinctive and eccentric voice
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  9. 8.0 |   Fact

    As a portrait of a city, and a person, Acid Rap is about as good – and as honest – as they come
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Paints a splat of vivid colour over the city's newspaper headlines. Even if the brightness is hallucinatory, sometimes it helps to pretend everything's good
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Though it’s not a perfect collection of songs, as a coming-out party Acid Rap is pretty impressive
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