Chance the Rapper - Live in Singapore
A hook-up with Childish Gambino for the track "They Dont Like Me" on his Royalty mixtape in 2012 opened up another door. Gambino aka the actor Donald Glover invited Chance to open for him on his next tour. Chance was already recording his second mixtape, Acid Rap, the release that would really push him to the next level. Released again as a free download on April 30, 2013, it featured tracks with Twista and Gambino, and almost drowned in critical praise. Spin claimed that Chance is a wide-eyed talent figuring out the world one deeply felt rap song at a time, while the Chicago Tribune saw Acid Rap as a springboard for his versatility as an MC, thinker, improviser and surrealist. Little wonder hes being pursued by a gaggle of record-company suitors.
Coloring Book, the third free mixtape from Chance, dropped in May 2016. Again, an eclectic range of guests accompanied him among them Kanye West, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, T-Pain and Justin Bieber. The single "No Problem" was an instant hit. The album became the first ever to chart on the Billboard 200 just from streaming, receiving 57.3 million in its first week alone. Entertainment Weekly thought it had sequencing issues, but raved about the creativity on display, concluding that Coloring Book "affirms Chances place as one of hip-hops most promising and most uplifting young stars. Blending soul, gospel, hip hop and the music of Social Experiment, it was a favorite in best-of-year polls and with other artists. Mac Miller tweeted that it was very very very very good. I like music that makes me feel things might just be alright. The industry agreed, with Chance winning three Grammy awards in 2017.
Dont miss your opportunity to catch CHANCE THE RAPPER in Singapore for the first time!