Once again I owe my son to keeping me relevant with all of the new Rappers. Last week we went to see Mick Jenkins and this week we are here in Milwaukee to see Chance The Rapper.
The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee never lets a fan down. The staff is on point, Shout out to First Aid Eagle and Big Red Zoom Zoom
as well as, “The Most Interesting Man in the Rave”
for letting us walk the venue in advance and treating us with that good ole fashion Midwest Love.
Secondly, in and of itself, the Rave/Eagles Club does it right as far as performance venues. Sound, lighting, accessibility to bathrooms, bar, and exit all are where they are needed. I know that sounds like its supposed to be second nature but I have been in clubs where I was nervous about having to rush out if anything happens.
You know we have all been there before. All genres of music.
Anyway, the Rave couldn’t have been set up any better for the arrival of, “Chance The Rapper”.
Chance has had a hell of an introduction to the public over the last couple of years. The “SAVEMONEY” rapper has received rave reviews after his second mixtape, “Acid Rap”.
I would have never even heard of Chance as early as I did if it wasn’t for my son telling me that my hip hop Chili needed some Chance, Vic Mensa, and Mick Jenkins seasoning.
So I decided to do just that getting on the Chance bandwagon late and downloading the Donnie Trumpet album when it was released free on iTunes. I remember the exact day I downloaded the CD. We were taking my oldest daughter Alexis to visit her college and were taking the drive from Illinois to Michigan.
I was impressed right off the bat with “Surf” as the song Miracle blew me away with Chance’s poetic flaming rap style over a smooth ass, “Dangelo-Roots-JDilla-Dwele” reverse style back base beat.
Chance had my attention.
As we listened to the entire CD over and over during the drive a song caught my attention and I had to play it at least 20 times while the people in the car were sleeping.
That song was, “Sunday Candy”
“She could say in her voice, in her way that she love me in….
With her eyes, with her smile, with her belt, with her hands, where her money ain’t
I am the thesis of her prayers.”….
Her nieces and her nephews are just pieces of the layers
Only ones she love as much as me is Jesus Christ and Taylor
I got a future so I’m singing for my Grandma
You singing too, but your Grandma ain’t my Grandma!
At the time I was listening to the song I had no idea that my Mother in Law would pass away and that song would have a stronger meaning to my son as he awaited Chance the Rapper to come on the stage.
The opening acts out of Chance’s crew were great and my son and his friends met, “Towkio” as he walked around the Rave/Eagles Club.
They were very excited.
But, everyone was here to see and hear, “Chance”.
CHANCE DID NOT DISAPPOINT!
The concert was flawless and Chance displayed magnificent crowd control while having the City of Milwaukee “Passing the Vibes” of enjoyment.
Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment provided a magnificent music soundtrack to each and every Chance song.
Saying people got their monies worth from the night would be under-delivering on this great experience.
The evenings enjoyment and sorrow also landed as “Chance” and the band sang and performed, “Sunday Candy”.
Before Chance sang the song he was presented a certificate from the City of Milwaukee denoting that October 16 was, “Chance the Rapper Day”, in Milwaukee.
After receiving and accepting the award Chance introduced the song, “Sunday Candy” and dedicated it to his Grandmother.
My son shed a tear as this song reminded him of his Grandmother who just passed away two weeks ago.
Chance ripped the song up and I was filled with that feeling of completeness that evening.
It was no Chance that, “Chance the Rapper”, gave us what we needed.
Just my thoughts man…