Monday, July 29, 2013

Lollapalooza Week - Chance the Rapper

Since the very first year and every year since, only two things have remained a constant on this lil' old blog: Year-End Best of Lists and Lollapalooza Week. The latter being (hopefully) something unique since Perry Farrell's lovely music festival calls my home, their home as well.

Over the next week, I'll feature 5 artists that deserve your attention this weekend. With so many stages and competing acts, Lollapalooza can be a bit overwhelming. Fear not. I've got you covered.

Up first is Chicago's very own Chance the Rapper. Just a quick glance at the upper right corner should let you know how I feel about his latest mixtape, Acid Rap. It's been on heavy repeat since it was released in April and I can assure you it will find its way to a ton of "best of" lists come December.

 In the new era where mixtapes have the same amount of production as a full length studio album, Acid Rap excels in every way possible. You'd be hard-pressed to find another album that has the range of the beautiful piano track Interlude (That's Love) only to be followed three songs later with street anthem, Smoke Again.

Here's to hoping and praying that Childish Gambino makes a special appearance during Favorite Song, when Chance lights up Chicago, Friday at the BMI Stage, 6:50 pm. Almost forgot to mention that Acid Rap is available for FREE on his site.

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