Chance The Rapper has never been shy about the fact that Kanye West was his biggest influence when he first decided to pick up a mic. The very first album he ever bought was College Dropout, which made him realize he wanted to be a rapper.
Now, thanks to DJ Critical Hype and DJ Clyde, the fantasy of hearing Chance's vocals over classic Kanye West beats becomes a reality on a new blend tape called Chance The Dropout.
"I love Chance as an artist and Kanye is one of the best producers of all time," Critical Hype tells P&P. "They are both from Chicago and Chance is always talking about how big of an influence Kanye was and is. It seemed like a match made in heaven and a great way to bridge the gap of a new and older Chicago artist." He adds, "When I started to play around with the idea it sounded even better than I had thought."
In the works for a year and a half, he enlisted the help of DJ Clyde and the two went to work collecting the highest quality acapellas and instrumentals that they could find. "We wanted to have a range of Kanye beats and Chance vocals from newer to older," Critical Hype explains. "We wanted some of the best beats and verses but also limited to the instrumentals and acapellas I was able to get my hands on."