This album was released earlier this year, but on this Hip Hop Friday (#hiphopfriday) we wanted to highlight one of the brightest talents in Chicago’s hip hop scene. Chance The Rapper recorded this album over the span of only 10 days but it shows a whole lot more polish than the short timespan would suggest. His lyrics are smart, his delivery is really unique, and the album flows perfectly. This one instantly jumped into the discussion of hip hop album of the year, even with all the big guns that have already been released in 2012. We can’t recommend downloading this one enough.
From Chance the Rapper’s Facebook page: “A 19 year old Rap Master from Chicago, Chance The Rapper first made some noise on the Chicago hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive with his video for Nostalgia in early 2011. Since then Chance has building a steady buzz, with packed out listening parties at Leaders1354 & JUGRNAUT in CHI, the full release of his premiere mixtape #10Day, and the SOLD OUT first ever #10DayLive show at Lincoln Hall. Check him out on twitter @ChanceTheRapper & Instagram @ChanceTheRapper”