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Angels – Chance The Rapper & Saba

October 30, 2015

Angels - Chance The Rapper & Saba
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This is the refined Chance The Rapper sound we were all holding out for. The Social Experiment is a project he started after the huge success of his sophomore project Acid Rap; in search of his true organic sound, Chance came out with some “experimental” material that was a little bit too out there for his dedicated hip-hop fans, but the indie-rap phase he went through definitely fabricated a few gems like Israel, Planes, and Lady Friend. Regardless of what you thought of Chance’s SOX project, the bona fide sound he and his team created is undeniably unique, and it all seems to have been leading up to this release. I might be looking to deep into it, but I feel like the rising sun in the track artwork is a metaphor for the start of a new chapter in Chance’s career. “Angels” showcases the live instruments we’ve grown to expect from his new material, combined with the aggressive upbeat delivery we heard on his earlier projects, and the result is the most polished sound Chance The Rapper has ever put out.

The first few seconds of the track tease you and make you think this is about to be another indie jam, but the return of his notorious ad-libs come in like pure bliss to your hip-hop craving ears. Production from Lido, Donnie Trumpet, and Nate Fox sets the tone for the entire song; optimistic major chords are played out on a plethora of different keys, resounding brass instruments intensify the transitions, crisp fast-paced percussion (including a freaking steel drum) rides along a steady 156 BPM, and a gospel-esque chorus harmonizes with the alluring melody. Despite the amazing setting that Chance’s team of producers constructed for him, his impeccably written lyrics are by far the best part of this song. Chance The Rapper has been extremely proactive in Chicago, and not just in music, but politics. His campaigns against gang violence and his dedication to educating the youth of Chi-Town has made him a role model for the city, and his figurehead status is the core subject of this song. Something great is on the way from Chance, so be sure you’re following him on Soundcloud and Twitter. Enjoy.

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Surf – Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment (Mixtape)

July 16, 2015

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Free Download | SURF – Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, & The Social Experiment

This is, without a doubt, the most organic sounding “hip-hop” project that will drop this year. The Social Experiment, which is Chance’s Chicago-based experimental group, produced this entire album using what sounds like nothing but live instruments, with an added emphasis on Donnie Trumpet’s trumpet work. Despite the big names you’ll see on this playlist (Big Sean, J. Cole, Busta Rhymes, B.o.B, etc.), the album really hasn’t gotten much attention yet. The fact is that there aren’t any bangers on this tape; no one expected this album to sound anything like Acid Rap, which I think is the reason it’s not gaining much momentum. This is the new Chance, this is the rapper who only talks about topics that possess a more profound meaning than what we’re accustomed to, the rapper who’s transitioned into a more mature phase in his career. The incessant trumpet-based instrumentals, natural sounding strings, and abnormal fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and experimental genres define the project more than anything else. Check it out, it’s definitely not something you want to put on your turn up or workout playlist, but the project is full of good vibes and free to cop off iTunes (yes, they released the project for free via iTunes). Enjoy.

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Zion – Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, & Vic Mensa

June 15, 2013



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Zion - Donnie Trumpet, Chance the Rapper, & Vic Mensa

Hot damn, this is a smooth track. From the soft guitar rift and on-point trumpet progression to the reggae flows from Chance and Vic, there’s no way you won’t be feeling this track. Vic and Donnie used to work together in a band called “Kids These Days” but it appears now that Donnie (aka Nico Segal) is working on his own solo project now, hence the single ‘Zion’. Enjoy the track, I’ll hook you up with a download link as soon as I get one.