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Acid Rap
Chance the rapper acid rap.jpg
Mixtape by Chance the Rapper
Released April 30, 2013
Recorded 2012–13
Studio
  • Soundscape Studios
  • Force One Seven Studios
  • Classick Studios
  • (Chicago)
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:52
Label Self-released
Producer
Chance the Rapper chronology
10 Day
(2012)10 Day2012
Acid Rap
(2013)
Surf
(2015)Surf2015

Acid Rap is the second official mixtape by American rapper Chance the Rapper. It was released on April 30, 2013, as a free digital download. In 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] The mixtape has been certified "diamond" on mixtape site Datpiff, for garnering over 1,000,000 downloads.[2]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
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 B[6]
MSN Music A−[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10[11]
XXL 4/5[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".[13] It was also nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.[14] The mixtape was ranked at number 2 on SPIN Magazine's list[15] and number 26 on Rolling Stone's list of the 50 best albums of 2013, and first on their list of best mixtapes of 2013.[16] It was the second most downloaded mixtape on MixtapeMonkey.com.[17] It was also ranked at number 12 on Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2013.[18]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Good Ass Intro" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Lili K., Kiara Lanier, Peter Cottontale, Will of the O'mys and JP of Kids These Days) Peter Cottontale, Cam O'bi, Stefan Ponce 3:59
2. "Pusha Man / Paranoia" (featuring Lili K. and Nate Fox) Ceej for Two-9, Nosaj Thing 7:24
3. "Cocoa Butter Kisses" (featuring Vic Mensa and Twista) Cam O'bi, Peter Cottontale 5:08
4. "Juice" Nate Fox 3:35
5. "Lost" (featuring Noname) Nate Fox 3:04
6. "Everybody's Something" (featuring Saba and 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 O'bi 5:33
Total length: 53:52

Production personnel[edit]

  • Brandon Breaux – artwork
  • OJ Hays – "Acid Rap" typeface
  • Elton Chueng – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Nael Shehade – engineering
  • Alex Baez – engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[19] 26
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 63

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. ^ "Datpiff Acid Rap". Datpiff. 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap Review". Rap.about.com. 2006-06-10. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (May 14, 2013). "Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (May 12, 2013). "Chance the Rapper album review; Acid Rap reviewed - Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kivel, Adam (May 8, 2013). "Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 2013). "Chance the Rapper/Homeboy Sandman". MSN Music. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (May 7, 2013). "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Tryneski, John M. (June 20, 2013). "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap". PopMatters. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Rosen, Jody (May 8, 2013). "Acid Rap". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (May 2, 2013). "Chance the Rapper, ‘Acid Rap’ (Self-Released)". Spin. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ nmb (May 13, 2013). "Mixtape Review: Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap". XXL. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Reviews for Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper". Metacritic. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Here Are The BET Award Nominees". Complex. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  15. ^ "SPIN's 50 Best Album's of 2013". 
  16. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2013". Rolling Stone. December 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ "MixtapeMonkey Charts". 
  18. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2013". Pitchfork. 
  19. ^ "Chance the Rapper – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Chance the Rapper. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "Chance the Rapper – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Chance the Rapper. Retrieved May 24, 2016.

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