Chance The Rapper @ The Metro Night 2 — 05.26
I gotta be honest and say I can’t think of an artist in the past few years that really made me want to listen to the same tracks “over and over again and need more”. Chance the Rapper is the DAMN TRUTH. I’m not going to go over every track and all that in this review. It’s alot easier to explain it this way. I’m the type of guy that HATES the typical “rap”. Rhymes about hoes, guns, money, drinks, etc. I want to hear an artist reveal themselves, and what they’ve been thru in a creative way. If all you’ve done is “bang bitches, and shoot people”, yea that’s “real” but I just don’t relate to it personally. It’s dope for a club but it won’t connect with me on that level.
Chance reminds me of how I want my radio to be remembered. “Different”, and “Evokes Emotion”. His signature yelp is catchy. But, it’s his music that infuses singing, instruments, raps, and the way he assembles his songs are just raw. To be honest, it comes off like he’s freestylin his music. Meaning, he’s having fun and not everything needs to sound perfect cause he’s just being him. Music about drugs, his suspension, missing Prom Night, his relationship with this Dad, his friends. I get and relate to all of it. I truly regret not catching both shows this weekend.
Both shows sold out in less than 1 hour did ya know that? Every single kid knew every word, and the range of emotions were all over from “turnt up shit”, to artistic chill poetic rhymes that make you think “WTF”. If you were at the show big Shout to the “Turn Up Turnips”! Hilarious!
Chance the Rapper is that dude in a year where we all say “I remember when he performed at Reggies or Jugrnaut”. As we see him on MTV Cribs or some show like that.
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