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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 Gorransen, brandUn DeShay, Blended Babies, Jake One,
Chance The Rapper chronology
#10Day
(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 mixtape 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 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2013.[14] It was also ranked at number 12 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Good Ass Intro"   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/Homeboy Sandman". Social.entertainment.msn.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  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. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2013-20131202/chance-the-rapper-acid-rap-19691231
  15. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2013". Pitchfork. 

External Links[edit]

Official Acid Rap download and stream