Watch Chance The Rapper Mini-Doc Showcasing His Sold-Out Metro Shows
By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 5, 2013 4:20PM
Just about a month after his superb Acid Rap mixtape was released to profound acclaim, including a Best New Music notice from Pitchfork, and a profile in Rolling Stone, West Chatham-based emcee Chance The Rapper played two sold-out nights at Chicago's Metro.
Filmmaker Austin Vesely, who, along with comedian Hannibal Buress, co-directed Chance's video for "NaNa", was there to capture the rapper's local victory rap. Watch the video, uploaded on June 3rd and already at 200,000 views as of Wednesday morning, below:
If you haven't listened to Acid Rap, quit sleeping and do so now. Acid Rap is the rare release that's even better than the hype suggests; a deft, radically soulful re-imagining of Chicago-styled storytelling ranging from Studs Terkel to Common which humanizes -- not vilifies, not romanticizes, but humanizes -- the decidedly inhuman life in Chicago from which it came. More importantly, though: the album jams for days and days, and never gets old.