Today, Chance the Rapper kicks off the festivities to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his record-breaking, Billboard-charting mixtape Acid Rap. Over the next few months, Chance will honor the project through a series of can’t-miss live events, pop-ups, merch drops, and special music releases. Chance also announces his return to Chicago’s United Center where he will headline an Acid Rap Ten Year Anniversary Show on August 19, produced by Live Nation –– marking his first performance at the venue since 2019. The show will also feature rapper and record producer Saba as support.
Tickets and VIP packages will be available starting with an Artist presale beginning Wednesday, April 26 at 10am local time. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, April 28 at 10am local time at livenation.com.
Chance the Rapper forever changed music history with his landmark mixtape Acid Rap and 10 years later it remains the face of independent hip hop. To celebrate Acid Rap‘s 10th anniversary, “Juice” — the single that first introduced fans to Chance and Acid Rap — is finally reverted to its original glory and format, available worldwide for the first time ever across streaming services this Sunday, April 30.
Upon its original April 30, 2013 release, Acid Rap was heralded as “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and Rolling Stone called it one of the “Best Mixtapes of 2013.” Across fourteen dynamic tracks, Chance’s lyrical prowess shines bright as he spits heavyweight bars over psychedelic, soulful, juke-filled beats, encapsulating the sound and feel of Chicago. Top Chicago-based and national artists including Vic Mensa, Childish Gambino, Twista, Action Bronson, BJ The Chicago Kid, Ab-Soul, and Noname lend their talents to the project. In 2019, Acid Rap hit DSPs and catapulted to #5 on the Billboard Hot 200, cementing Chance the Rapper’s role as a voice of a generation.
2023 is an exciting year for Chance as he prepares to release his next body of work, Star Line Gallery. The project sees Chance intertwine the worlds of art, music, and cinematography through a series of interdisciplinary works in collaboration with fine artists from The Continent and The Diaspora. The resulting pieces redefine the notion of ‘album art’ and are compelling conversations and meditations on Black life. Star Line Gallery works “Child of God” (collaboration with Gabonese artist and painter Naïla Opiangah), “A Bar About A Bar” (collaboration with Chicago-based painter Nikko Washington and filmmaker Troy Gueno), “The Highs & The Lows” feat. Joey Bada$$ (collaboration with Gabonese photographer Yannis Davy Guibinga), and “YAH Know” (collaboration with Chicago-based visual artist Mía Lee) have been showcased at art institutions around the world including Expo Chicago, Art Basel, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The Art Institute of Chicago, and Los Angeles’ Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Fans can also catch Chance the Rapper on NBC’s The Voice, where he has joined the current season (23) as a coach.