Monday, September 16, 2013


Complex Magazine’s October/November 2013 issue.
Chance The Rapper isn’t a full-blown star yet, but he’s well on his way, and we’re willing to bet that he soon will be. He first hit the scene with his mixtape 10 Day in 2012, and while it garnered considerable buzz (enough to get him on our list of 10 Chicago Rappers To Watch For before it even dropped) it wasn’t enough to make him pop off on rap blogs. 10 Day did set the stage for his second tape, this year’s excellent Acid Rap—a mixtape so good that we named it the second best album of 2013 so far, second only to Kanye West’s Yeezus. Not only was Acid Rapcritically praised, it launched Chance’s career in a major way, sparking interest from just about every major label.
We know a star when we see one, and as with Kid Cudi and A$AP Rocky before him, Chance shows all the signs. So we decided to take a chance on Chance and give him the first major magazine cover of his budding career. We sent staff writer (and fellow Chicago native) David Drake on the road with Chance as he toured the country in a used RV.

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