“I stand like angel // Sparring is training for an apathetic halo // Apologetic, non-religious, consequential fable // Like good is good for loving me, it’s goodly, or godly,” – Noname Gypsy
The Chicago tag-team of Chance the Rapper and Noname Gypsy just gave the world a soothing track, “Israel.” In the latest cut, we are able to witness a product of an organic recording session: a natural beauty. Chance and Noname deliver a serene track that makes us want to listen again and again to notice new lines and details with wordplay and biblical references galore. If you’re not in the dissecting mood, “Israel” remains a poetic tune apt for a casual listen (or five, ten, etc).
Chance, fresh off his Free (The Based Freestyles) mixtape with Lil B last week and announcing his Family Matters tour late last month, has only kept the ball rolling with his surprise announcements. He is the prime definition of a community man, connecting with Starbucks Jobs to offer 500 employment opportunities to the Chicago public amongst many other power moves. The Chicago mogul also revealed he will be closing out Tempe’s Summer Ends Music Festival with none other than Kanye West and Vic Mensa (grab your tickets here, there’s a little bit for everyone!).
If you’re unfamiliar with Noname Gypsy, she is a rising Chicago MC who once upon a time appeared on Chance’s classic project, Acid Rap, on the track “Lost.” Noname delivers an effortless flow of poetry-filled verses as the self-proclaimed fusion of “Marvin Gaye and Gwendolyn Brooks.” Recently Noname has continued making her rounds as the queen of features, providing verses on Mick Jenkin’s The Water[s] (which has its one-year anniversary today) and Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s Surf. Be sure to stay posted on her debut project, Telefone, on her website.
“But a rap song is a match in a cave // Dim lit, wet wick, wicked rapping it’s way // Drunk off of light, lies laughing // Claiming asylum while shining in shade,” – Chance the Rapper
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