Vintage Chance The Rapper Mixtapes

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Before Chancelor Bennet was known as Chance The Rapper – the guy who took over 2013 with his Acid Rap mixtape – he already had a couple projects that showcase the 20 year old’s unique rap style. A good amount of people already know about his 10 Day mixtape, but his Back To School Pack and Good Enough tapes have just recently surfaced after some redditors were able to dig through the web for them. Although his style hasn’t fully developed into the sound that we know Chance for now, you can hear the early developmental stages of it. Check them both out below thanks to Audiomack.

Stream – Back To School Pack 

Stream – Good Enough

Flying Lotus – "ideas+drafts+loops"

Flying Lotus celebrated 300,000 twitter followers today by releasing a 24 track zip file for his fans, simpled entitled: ideas+drafts+loops. Features include: Earl Sweatshirt, MF Doom, The Underacheivers and a Thundercat assited remix of Yeezus’s Black Skinhead, which you can listen to below. Download the project here.

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Big Gigantic – "Touch The Sky"

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Huge news from Big Gigantic today… the boys will be releasing their latest album, The Night Is Young, early February. Along with that news they have released a new single of the album titled “Touch The Sky”. Check it out below.

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Jay Z Ranks His Own Albums

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Shawn Carter was born December 4th… Jay Z turned 44 today, and decided to give us a little present and rank his solo albums from best to worst. Jigga also gave some short commentary on all projects – declaring Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, and Vol. 2 all classics. I’d have to agree with his ranking, but Vol. 2 over American Gangster and Vol. 1? No way. Anyway, decide for yourself.

1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)

Source: Life + Times