Chance The Rapper Thinks ‘Acid Rap’ Is the Best Album of All Time
Chance The Rapper set out to make the new best album of all time when he put together his debut album The Big Day, released last month. According to the Chicago MC, he already owns the standing best ever musical release with his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap.
On Friday (Aug. 2), Apple Music's Beats 1 posted their Zane Lowe-hosted interview with Chano. In it, among other things, the rapper talked about attempting to put out a G.O.A.T. project.
"When I first started working on [The Big Day]; the concept, the theme," Chance started. "Okay, we have school, we have Acid, we have faith and family, and then the fourth one—really the first one—the concept was best album of all time. And that's not really a good concept to make music. It gives you no direction."
He continued, "Some of the questions I had to ask myself is like, you know, 'What would make the greatest album? If I was to find the greatest album sitting on the ground outside, and it was actually in fact the greatest album, what would it be?' It would be made out of diamonds. It would be nostalgic but futuristic. You can't have the greatest album without a shit ton of love songs. All the best albums have love songs. It's not all about me and my journey, how fast I can rap, stuff like that. It's about love and stuff like that. And, most of all, you have to be able to dance to it. The best album of all time, to me, is not something that I have to listen to with reading glasses."
When pressed for his choice for best album ever, Chance picked his breakout project. "I would say, to me personally, the best album of all time. Um, Acid Rap.
Released in 2013, Acid Rap featured Childish Gambino, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Vic Mensa and more. In June, the project was finally put on streaming services.
In other Chance-related news, the rapper recently announced the tour dates for his The Big Day Tour. Kicking off on Sept. 14 in San Fransisco, Calif., Chano will touch down in 35 cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Atlanta, Houston and more, before closing out on Nov. 10 in Miami.
Check out Chance The Rapper's full interview with Zane Lowe below.
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