From Sky: Week Two – A Contemporary Week

First off, I have to say that I’m really glad you liked Chance. He’s really come on big this year. I hope to hear a lot more from him and I look forward to an album he’ll put out in the future. I have provided some additional Chance tracks, features mostly, that I really like and that you would’ve had to search out. Enjoy them.

Now since that is out of the way, let’s move on to week two.

This next artist was featured in XXL’s 2013 Freshman Class. This chef turned rapper has a certain way with words that’ll make you hungry. Not only does he spit extravagant food references, he combines them with 1970’s sports references a SportsCenter announcer would cum over. This is off of his fifth mixtape, his first of 2013, and a sequel to a 2012 tape. There’s something about him, mostly his lyricism that’s hard to not find appealing. There were three songs that I was trying to pick from off of this mixtape, a mixtape which includes features from Ab-Soul, Mac Miller and even Bam Bam himself; a mixtape that includes an Applebee’s ad and the best sample of ‘Tequila!’ you’ll ever hear. The tape has been ranked on numerous best-of lists of the year, including SPIN, Rolling Stone and Complex.

Either way, without any further ado…

Winning.

-S

p.s. Sometimes I won’t necessarily include a question to ask you about the track, as I like to see what you come up with. It’s fascinating…. butttttt, if you want a couple here they are: What’s up with all the samples? Why the 1980s? How does the title of the track play into the lyrics?
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