Chance The Rapper & The Social Experiment – “No Better Blues”

Chance really is one of the most uniquely emotive MCs in hip hop. Take this track fore example: Chance raps in a monotone voice as he lists everything hates in his existence. There’s no anger in his words, just a looming depression. Chance’s character in “No Better Blues” is hopelessly numb. His hate is really a passive unfeeling that is beautifully depicted by the both Chance and the stripped instrumental. Enjoy.

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Lil Herb – “Fight Or Flight (Remix)” (feat. Common & Chance the Rapper)

In the wake of the conflict in Ferguson, this song seeks to educate listeners on the plight of the black community. Three poets share struggles experienced firsthand. I urge you to follow along with the lyrics. Who knows? You might learn something. Enjoy.

SZA – “Child’s Play” (feat. Chance the Rapper, Dae One, & XXYYXX)

I gotta give a shout out to my boy Johnny B for this one. This brilliant collaboration came out a few months back, but I just heard it from him last week. What shocked me later was the realization that Orlando musician XXYYXX was involved in the production of this track. The bare-bones electronic beat and staccato snares should have been the giveaway. Oh well. Congrats to him for his incredible success; it’s nice to see one of Orlando’s own getting a name. Looking back to the song, Chance delivers a knockout verse. He manipulates word patterns seamlessly while bouncing lines back-and-forth about “weed on the vinyl” and “crowd surf[ing] in a cypher.” Enjoy.