One of many Chicago collabs on Vic Mensa's new INNANETAPE that just dropped moments ago. This one's special to see for those who've followed these two since the beginning of their come-up. Here's "Tweakin'" featuring Chance The Rapper.
Be sure to stream/download the full tape here — also featuring Ab-Soul, Rockie Fresh, Lili K, Thundercat, Kenna, Joey Purp, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Jesse Boykins III.
Chance The Rapper sits down with Complex at CRC Studio here in Chicago and goes into detail about the idea, stories, and contruction behind every song on Acid Rap. You get to hear dope stories about how the mixtape came together and his thinking behind the entire process. After watching each interview you can help but respect Chance and his music even more. He's very open about each song and what they meant to him at the time of recording and how important they are to him now. If your a fan of Chance or just a fan of hip-hop and the creative process I'll highly suggest you watch each of the interviews. Also there is a cool interview about Chance's thoughts on aliens and what a day with an alien would consist of.
Good Ass Intro
Pusha Man / Paranoia
Cocoa Butter Kisses
Interlude (That's Love)
Everything's Good (Good Ass Outro)
S/O to Complex for a great interview, and is it just me or do you guys also feel like Chance and his manager Pat have these types of conversations on a daily basis.
As Chance continues his quest for world domination, today we get this remix from James Blake featuring the Chicago MC. This song first appeared on Blake's album Overgrown, and it is said that there is going to be a video shot for this in the near future.
Complex unveiled two new covers for their forthcoming October/November issue and the cover stars are two rappers who have seen quite the rise in 2013: Chance The Rapper & Iggy Azalea.
The cover stories and photoshoot videos are made available here for Chance and here for Iggy. It was fun reading the cover story on Chance, who was being followed around on tour, and further talked about aliens (and collabing with them) in the video.
Big K.R.I.T. adds his stylings to the She Got Game standout featuring another stellar verse from Chance The Rapper. What a summer he's having by the way, huh? Don't sleep on this one though for Rapsody's lyrics and K.R.I.T.'s conclusion as well (he showed a different delivery that I'm used to).
UPDATE: Lil Wayne "You Song" f/ Chance The Rapper (prod. Nate Fox, Peter CottonTale, & Cam (of J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) (NO TAGS)
The song of the weekend was "You Song" — Chance The Rapper's biggest collaboration to date, as a feature for Lil Wayne and Dedication 5. Now, in a new interview with Complex, we get some deep insight to the creation of the record (I love hearing these stories) and in the process, see how much Wayne trusted Chance to create the song and find out the reason for the last minute pushback of D5 was for this record to be completed. As told by one of the song's producers, Nate Fox:
C: Congratulations, this a huge look. What is the story behind this record?
NF: First of all, it was super, super random. I decided to come out to Chicago just to kick it for a little bit. I really didn't have a reason to be here. And Chance texted me saying "Come to the studio at 11." I get there at 11, and it's me and Peter, Cam, Chance, and Pat, and everybody's there. And he pulls us to the side and he's like "So....we have to make a song for Dedication 5...tonight." We were like, "Ok for sure, whatever you say." And Chance was like, "No, for real, they called me, they said I can send them whatever I want. Not like Wayne has a song for me, Wayne needs a song from me."
Instead of giving him a beat that we already got, or already started on—we wanted to just make something absolutely brand new. It pretty much just started out like Peter [Cottontale] coming up with chords, and everyone just starts putting all their little pieces in. I found that Michael sample and started chopping that up.
C: What's the sample?
NF: It's an a capella of MJ's "The Way You Make Me Feel."
C: So it all happened in one day?
NF: Yeah we started at 11 p.m. and finished at 11 a.m.
C: When was this?
NF: It was Wednesday night. A couple days ago. Actually, I'm pretty sure that's the reason that Dedication 5 got pushed back—because they were waiting on us to send a song. It was almost like it was supposed to happen. All the pieces have been kind of falling into place when it comes to anything, me and Chance related. I don't know why, but the universe is just like, "Yes, this is happening."
C: Lastly, what did you think of Wayne's verse?
NF: I thought it was flames. But we were definitely thinking that's what would happen. People have this preconceived notion of what Wayne raps on these days. So we were all like, "Let's make something that will challenge Wayne again and force him to pull that Tha Carter II shit out of him," and I think we got that.
PRODUCTION Nate Fox, Peter CottonTale, & Cam Osteen
SUBMITTED BY 5ABIOmatic
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UPDATE: No Tags, clean.
One of the standout tracks of Lil Wayne's Dedication 5 mixtape has been "You Song" that features Chicago emcee Chance The Rapper. This is a very impressive track because it compliments Chance's style in terms of instrumentals and the music that his fans have become acquainted with. It's good to know how well off Chance has gotten as the most promising emcee in today's current Chicago Hip-Hop youth movement to have linked up with one of Hip-Hop's highest record selling artists of all-time.
Ladies and gents, hope you enjoyed your long Labor Day Weekend if you're a United States reader. Even though it was a slow weekend in quanity, there were still a lot of big and noteworthy new releases.
Beginning with the return of Lil Wayne with the Dedication series as he dropped 29 new tracks in the 5th installment, with one standout collab earning a lot of chatter around Chicago and across the interwebs — "You Song" featuring Chance The Rapper.
UPDATE: The Lil Wayne Dedication 5 download link and stream are above, with my thoughts earlier in the night when the tracklist was revealed below.
29 tracks and a bevy of new freestyles from Weezy.
Features from T.I., 2 Chainz, Future, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Mack Maine, Birdman, and more.
My first move was to skip right to track 7 (15:42 in the stream) to hear if the Lil Wayne x Chance The Rapper collab sounds as good as it does on paper. And sure enough, it does. I had to run back Chance's verse a couple times before I let it proceed to Weezy's. An easy *Tibs Fav. for what many would call Chance's biggest look as a featured guest.
Some notables: how about Chance The Rapper with his biggest feature yet?
Anyway, a familiar cast of features follows suit like tourmates T.I. & 2 Chainz, Birdman, Mack Maine, and Jae Millz. Plus, I'm also intrigued to hear his collab/intro track with The Weeknd. Dedication 5 dropping soon, but I don't even know when. It could be moments after this post or continue to be delayed. It was supposed to drop yesterday, the 30th, but the finishing touches are still being put on it. Stay tuned for an update!