Hip Hop Mixtape With Jazz Flavas from Chance The Rapper Alter Ego - First Time on Coloured Vinyl -
For most fans, the story of Chance the Rapper begins with his 10-day suspension during senior year of high school when he began working on #10Day, a project that slowly became a real thing over the course of the following year. To some, it began this year, with the success of Acid Rap. But Chance, naturally, already had been working on music for several years, building up his lyrical skills at open mic nights and collaborating with his friend Justin (who, as the real heads know, gets shouted out on Acid Rap) in a hip-hop fusion project called Instrumentality.
So yeah, the pieces are all there, and the music is already pretty cohesive and fully realized, especially on songs like "Kick Back." The lyrics are deeply revealing, though, offering a portrait of Chance as a slightly less self-assured guy than the confident, affable everyman figure he strikes these days: