Chance the Rapper - The Big Day
Chance the Rapper has come a long way from Acid Rap, and I mean that in the worst way. After constantly being hailed as one of the most exciting young faces in hip-hop, Chance has managed to flip his career on its head to become one of the most clowned-on artists in recent memory. Iâm not against most of the inherent ideas that populate this album, I fully support Chanceâs artistic shift into making soulful gospel music or tracks praising his wife, but this project simply missed the mark lyrically and conceptually. The cutting-edge, tongue-twisting bars we have come to expect from the Chicago prodigy were nowhere to be found on The Big Day, and Chance was constantly outshined by artists featuring on the album, like Da Baby on Hot Shower, and Megan Thee Stallion on Handsome. Other features, however, like Ben Gibbard and Francis and the Lights, feel incredibly forced and out of place, not meshing well with the albums overall sound. Tracks like Ballin Flossin, a poor attempt at a hip-house track, embody everything wrong with this album and feature some of Chanceâs laziest bars to date. Chance, please do better, we know you can.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
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