Here’s the official singular video release from Gambino’s Because The Internet album as Chance has the slight assist on the hook for one of the universally liked tracks off the album: “The Worst Guys”. The visuals find the two, plus their crew, surfing out in Cali and overall, doing chill Cali things. Be sure to cop the album and follow along on the interactive script becausetheinter.net.
Looks like Cali will be the place to be come April. The previously revealed and majorly announced headliner OutKast leads a real nice group of urban artists like Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Chi-Town’s 2013 star Chance The Rapper, Jhene Aiko, and oh yeah, this guy named Nas. A couple more notable Chicago acts include Flosstradamus and Krewella. Who’s on your personal lineup?! Hope you got tickets already!
If you’re a real hip-hop fan and you didn’t here about Chance The Rapper yet get from underneath your rock and gently bang it up against your head. Or you can go out and grab the January issue of The Source and read up on the Rookie Of The Year for yourself. Check out this excerpt until the magazine comes out on January 7th.
With a title like Acid Rap, you’d imagine Chance’s album, and career, would be hinged on abundant drug-inspired themes, Juicy J style…
I’m not even on the drugs like that anymore. I smoke cigarettes—I should quit that at some point—and weed, but it’s like, you know, in my opinion, the point of life is to have fun, and lots of it.
“From experience, sometimes, drugs can get in the way of that, so, to answer your question, drugs don’t really have that much of a role in my life anymore, but they inspired some of the music, and that’ll always be a part of me, in some way.” When Chance takes that stage, whether it’s at Hammerstein Ballroom or across the Atlantic Ocean, the connection between him and his fans is almost as electric as the bass line in “Smoke Again”. At some points, Chance emits such a tense aura the gaze between him and a group of fans as he runs through his fast-paced verse on “Good Ass Intro”, Acid Raps’ introductory track could be cut with a pair of scissors. Don’t mistake his over-the-top personality with him straying away from the pure talents of rap, though. “I’m a rapper, dog”, he playfully points out, ‘I rap raw as f*ck dude, ask The Source Magazine.