JAMES BLAKE FEAT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – LIFE ROUND HERE
Official video of a collaboration which, at first, seems a bit weird but makes more sense the longer you think about it. For a start, Chance is not your ordinary MC, his delivery balancing between spitting, speaking and singing, his fantastic album/mixtape Acid Rap throwing together a mish mash of all sorts of influence. Blake, meanwhile is a notoriously hard to pin down producer – fingers in more pies than a clumsy baker. The point is both are unafraid to take creative risks and ‘Life Round Here’ is a result of that. Blake’s production stamp is all over this and the pair make a satisfyingly odd couple.