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Acid Rap
Chance the rapper acid rap.jpg
Mixtape by Chance the Rapper
Released April 30, 2013
Recorded 2012–2013
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)
Acid Rap
(2013)
Surf
(2015)

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
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubA−[5]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[6]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[7]
MSN MusicA−[8]
Pitchfork8.4/10[9]
PopMatters8/10[10]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[11]
Spin8/10[12]
XXL4/5[13]

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".[3] 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.TitleProducer(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 Ponce3:59
2."Pusha Man / Paranoia" (featuring Lili K. and Nate Fox)Ceej for Two-9, Nosaj Thing7:24
3."Cocoa Butter Kisses" (featuring Vic Mensa and Twista)Cam O'bi, Peter Cottontale5:08
4."Juice"Nate Fox3:35
5."Lost" (featuring Noname Gypsy)Nate Fox3:04
6."Everybody's Something" (featuring Saba and BJ the Chicago Kid)DJ Ozone4:37
7."Interlude (That's Love)"Ludwig Göransson2:29
8."Favorite Song" (featuring Childish Gambino)Nate Fox3:05
9."NaNa" (featuring Action Bronson)brandUn DeShay3:20
10."Smoke Again" (featuring Ab-Soul)Blended Babies4:32
11."Acid Rain"Jake One3:36
12."Chain Smoker"Nate Fox3:30
13."Everything's Good (Good Ass Outro)"Cam O'bi5:33
Total length:53:52

Production personnel[edit]

  • Brandon Breaux – artwork
  • OJ Hays – "Acid Rap" typeface
  • Elton "L10mixedit" Chueng – engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Nael Shehade – engineering
  • Alex "PapiBeatz" Baez – engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US 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. ^ a b "Reviews for Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper". Metacritic. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap Review". Rap.about.com. 2006-06-10. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  5. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (May 14, 2013). "Chance The Rapper: Acid Rap". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Kot, Greg (May 12, 2013). "Chance the Rapper album review; Acid Rap reviewed - Chicago Tribune". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Kivel, Adam (May 8, 2013). "Album Review: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap". Consequence of Sound. Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 2013). "Chance the Rapper/Homeboy Sandman". MSN Music. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Weiss, Jeff (May 7, 2013). "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  10. ^ Tryneski, John M. (June 20, 2013). "Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap". PopMatters. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  11. ^ Rosen, Jody (May 8, 2013). "Acid Rap". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  12. ^ Soderberg, Brandon (May 2, 2013). "Chance the Rapper, 'Acid Rap' (Self-Released)". Spin. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  13. ^ C. M., Emmanuel (May 13, 2013). "Mixtape Review: Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap". XXL. Archived from the original on 2013-06-07. 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 (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "Chance the Rapper Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2016.

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