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Chance The Rapper has been bubbling for a hot minute, mainly thanks to his critically acclaimed Acid Rap project. With the accolades streaming in, the Chicago MC lands on the cover of Complex magazine’s October/November 2013 issue.

Says Complex:

Chance The Rapper isn’t a full-blown star yet, but he’s well on his way, and we’re willing to bet that he soon will be. He first hit the scene with his mixtape 10 Day in 2012, and while it garnered considerable buzz (enough to get him on our list of 10 Chicago Rappers To Watch For before it even dropped) it wasn’t enough to make him pop off on rap blogs. 10 Day did set the stage for his second tape, this year’s excellent Acid Rap—a mixtape so good that we named it the second best album of 2013 so far, second only to Kanye West’s Yeezus. Not only was Acid Rap critically praised, it launched Chance’s career in a major way, sparking interest from just about every major label.

We’re going to go out on the limb and guess Chance may already have an unannounced record deal in the bag. But we’ll let y’all speculate further.

Check out photos from the cover story, which you can read right here, in the gallery.

Photo: Complex/Chris McPherson

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