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James Blake feat. Chance the Rapper

"Life Round Here"

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October 10, 2013

Introspectively free-associating Chicago MC Chance the Rapper was inspired to write "Cocoa Butter Kisses" by listening to Blake's music on acid. Here he returns the favor, jumping on the U.K. cyber-soulman's blues, weaving between lines on the hook, rocking his own 16 bars, then settling back into the track's melancholy. It's artful bipolarity. 

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