"Life Round Here"

  • James Blake feat. Chance the Rapper
  • "Life Round Here"

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. 

From The Archives Issue 1194: October 24, 2013