Songs: "Lost" (2013), "Israel (Sparring)" (2015), "Finish Line/Drown" (2016)
Two of the most prominent names in Chicago's new generation of hip-hop, Chance The Rapper and Noname share a similar densely lyrical and deeply emotive brand of artistry, and when they come together the results are always stunning pieces of songwriting. "Lost" is a song detailing a relationship between two lovers who are deeply flawed individuals but find solace in one another, "Israel (Sparring)" and "Finish Line/Drown" are both partially meditations on faith featuring high-wire feats of technically astounding rapping. Separately, these are two of the most promising artists in the world. Together, they bring out something in the other that only doubles down on their most affecting strengths.