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50.Chance the Rapper-Acid Rap
20 year-old Chance the Rapper has been the hot shit rapper of 2013 thanks to his new mixtape Acid Rap
. You look at just about any publication's year-end best list and Chance is on it. It took me awhile to warm up to it and I certainly don't think it's revolutionary as a lot of people of do, but Acid Rap
is solid and unique hip-hop. Think of Chance as a drugged-out version of Childish Gambino. He raps in an incredibly high-pitched voice, frequently sings his hooks and makes a bunch of abstract references that take a bit to fully understand just like Gambino, except he also a love of LSD and other psychedelic drugs. What makes Chance unique is his jazzy, oddball production. His lyrics don't always shine, but his production is consistently diverse and interesting. I also have to give him props for the guest spots. Despite being unsigned and basically brand-new on the scene, he got the likes of Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Twista and Gambino himself to appear on this record, which is completely awesome (not to mention Action Bronson's verse on "NaNa" is one of his funniest and flat-out best.) With the 2013 he's had, Chance the Rapper is no doubt on his way to become one of the most popular and dynamic acts in underground hip-hop.
1.NaNa (feat. Action Bronson)
3.Favorite Song (feat. Childish Gambino)