Now that the 2014 XXL Freshman list is out and we’ve all shared our opinions about the compilation of MCs, the magazine has begun rolling out the accompanying content. That said, here’s Chance The Rapper’s freestyle video.
“I feel ecstatic. On top of the world. I feel big but not in the sense of, like, height or weight, but colossal,” Chance said about being selected by XXL. “It’s a step that you gotta take, you know what I’m saying? And there’s a million rappers that all want that spot, so it’s a big deal to be able to represent a space in music as one of the Freshmen. And it’s also a big deal for me because I’m unsigned, no publishing, no recording deal. It’s a really organic thing that’s being appreciated.”
Chance’s big XXL look comes a year after he released the critically acclaimed Acid Rap mixtape, followed by countless tours and festival appearances. In recent months, the Chicago wordsmith has been debuting new material sporadically and it’s rumored that he’s readying a new project called The Social Experiment.
Peep Chance The Rapper’s XXL Freshman freestyle below.