Moments like these can be difficult to capture while they are happening. When it seems every day marks a milestone, it takes a certain level-headed wisdom to be able to not only enjoy, but also strive to understand the rapidly changing landscape that burgeoning fame and notoriety can bring. Chicago’s Chance the Rapper is up to the task. The story is almost ubiquitous at this point: high school sparkplug/screwup gets suspended from high school his senior year, and uses his 10 days away from the classroom to craft his first mixtape – an earnest, exciting, and uneven effort that sets the streets of Chicago ablaze with joy instead of gunfire.
In the year that followed, Chance frenetically has built a musical following that has expanded beyond the streets and into the national eye, earning the attention of label execs, music publications, and crowds across the country.
The buzz reached a fever pitch with the release of Acid Rap, which has instantly been hailed one of the most impressiv