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This article is about the 2013 mixtape. For the genre by the same name created by Esham, see Esham#Style.
Acid Rap
Mixtape by Chance The Rapper
Released April 30, 2013
Recorded 2012–2013 at Soundscape Studios, Force One Seven Studios, and Classick Studios (Chicago)
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:51
Label Self-released
Producer Nate Fox, Peter Cottontale, Cam, Stefan Ponce, Ceej for Two9, Nosaj Thing, DJ Ozone, Ludwig Göransson, brandUn DeShay, Blended Babies, Jake One
Chance The Rapper chronology
10 Day
(2011)
Acid Rap
(2013)

Acid Rap is the second mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Chance The Rapper, originally released on April 30, 2013 as a free digital download. In early July 2013, the album debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, due to bootleg downloads on iTunes and Amazon not affiliated with the artist.[1]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club A-[4]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[6]
Now 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[8]
Robert Christgau A-[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10[11]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[12]

Acid Rap was met with universal acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, the mixtape received an average score of 86, based on 21 critics, which indicates "universal acclaim".[2] It was also nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.[13] The mixtape was ranked at number 2 on SPIN Magazine's list[14] and number 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2013.[15] It was also ranked at number 12 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Good Ass Intro" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid) Peter Cottontale, Cam, Stefan Ponce 3:59
2. "Pusha Man/Paranoia" (featuring Lili K & Nate Fox) Ceej for Two9, 'Paranoia' produced by Nosaj Thing 7:24
3. "Cocoa Butter Kisses" (featuring Vic Mensa & Twista) Cam, Peter Cottontale 5:08
4. "Juice"   Nate Fox 3:35
5. "Lost" (featuring Noname Gypsy) Nate Fox 3:04
6. "Everybody's Something" (featuring Saba & BJ the Chicago Kid) DJ Ozone 4:37
7. "Interlude (That's Love)"   Ludwig Göransson 2:29
8. "Favorite Song" (featuring Childish Gambino) Nate Fox 3:05
9. "NaNa" (featuring Action Bronson) brandUn DeShay 3:20
10. "Smoke Again" (featuring Ab-Soul) Blended Babies 4:32
11. "Acid Rain"   Jake One 3:36
12. "Chain Smoker"   Nate Fox 3:30
13. "Everything's Good (Good Ass Outro)"   Cam 5:33
Notes

Personnel[edit]

  • Album Artwork by Brandon Breaux of Ends/Wealth Corp.
  • Acid Rap typeface by OJ Hays
  • Chance Logo Design by: Dre Sanchez
  • Engineered by: Elton Chueng, Nael Shehade, Michael Kolar, Alex Baez
  • Mixed & Master: Elton Chueng

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chance the Rapper, with 'Acid Rap' Mixtape, Meets the Legal Black Hole Around Unsigned Artists (From the Magazine)". Billboard. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Acid Rap". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap Review". Rap.about.com. 2006-06-10. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2013-05-14). "Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ "Chance the Rapper album review; Acid Rap reviewed - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Album Review: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap". Consequence of Sound. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  7. ^ Mertens, Max. "Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap | NOW Magazine". Nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  9. ^ "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap". Retrieved 2014-12-18. 
  10. ^ By Jody Rosen (2013-05-08). "Album Review | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  11. ^ Soderberg, Brandon. "Chance the Rapper, 'Acid Rap' Review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  12. ^ "Mixtape Review: Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  13. ^ "Here Are The BET Award Nominees". Complex. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  14. ^ "SPIN's 50 Best Album's of 2013". 
  15. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2013-20131202/chance-the-rapper-acid-rap-19691231
  16. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2013". Pitchfork. 

External links[edit]

Official Acid Rap download and stream