Chance the Rapper is a modern, professionally creative hip-hop artist. I have for a year now been drawn to his eccentric style of rap which I was disconcerted by initially, like many others. Acid Rap was his album which he released in April 2013. It enjoyed popular success and put him on the map so to speak. In this album he uses a variety of unconventional vocal techniques and has a unique voice. It can be argues that these these noticeably different contributions to the genre have not only diversified rap artists but also listeners' perception of "good" music.
In this video chance explains in brevity his motivations and inspiration behind Acid Rap. One of his main points was that he had self-discovering experiences through use of LSD. These experiences of answering questions he had about existence led him to ask similar questions of others through his music. One example of a question he says is the quandary why some black people lie about being biracial.
Since, Acid Rap Chance has collaborated with several artists including Childish Gambino, Madonna, regrettably Justin Bieber, and is now part of a band called the Social Experiment. The Social Experiment is a group of musicians whose goal is to produce free music and spread messages about social issues. More information about Chance's current exploits can be ascertained from the following video. He seems to have an affinity for radio talk shows. It probably stems from the fact that his father is a political campaign manager and taught him how to market, from his early rap days back in high school.
I highly recommend checking out his music. Even though many may find mainstream rap and its themes inaccessible, through a little bit of empathy and imagination Chance's messages of overcoming hard realities as an adolescent become relatable and.comforting. Additionally, my favorite part about his music is his conveyance of the importance of appreciating the special people in our everyday lives. Albeit few songs are just about getting stoned, songs like these that resonate sober, real emotions I feel resonate with audiences a lot longer.