My admiration for Chicago’s 21 year old Chance The Rapper is boundless. I missed his mixtape Acid Rap when it was first released but after catching a brilliant set at Governors Ball last year, I backed into it and was shocked at this unique blend of ultimate easy listening and smart hip hop. Try the Vic Mensa featured “Cocoa Butter Kisses”, light years ahead of the competition. It sounds like nothing else out there but pushed… maybe Frank Ocean goes to Sesame Street.
Ever since then I’ve been patiently waiting for Chance The Rapper’s first official album and guess what is coming first? A single of course. Chance and the Social Experiment’s gorgeous “Lady Friend” is a softcore sweetened soul song, though Chance and his band have probably never heard of him, it has some of the innocence of a Jonathan Richman and by innocence I am claiming what feels like a lack of knowledge of wrongdoing, an unknowledge of misogyny and ill treatment of a woman. The story of a platonic love affair is unlike what you expect from anybody, let alone any rapper.
I’m your buddy, I’m your little bro
I’m a stuffed animal
I’m a cuddle, not a dildo
I’m a love anecdote
Was I always taller than ya?
Will I always call ya back?
I’mma always wrongly answer
Always almost caught ya trap
Imaginary beneficiary been away for so long, Ben & Jerry friend
Few compliments and a tear wipe
I’m the best man you’re not marrying
And you know they ask about you, “What’s up with your lady?”
I tell ’em, “You’re just, you’re just, you’re just gorgeous”
You’re just a lady friend, a lady friend
at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – November 1978 (Volume 10, Number 6)
I’m not taking the band QUITE as seriously as I once did
Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Rocktober” On Tuesday October 4th, 2022 7 PM PT on Twitch
Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Rocktober” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch. Tune into Twitch on Tuesday, October 4th, at 7 PM PT for this amazing show. Rocky Kramer is a guitar virtuoso, often being compared to the greatest guitar players in the world. Rocky has performed on…
“In these shows I’ve got some stories to sing, and some songs to tell…”
heavy metal all killa
a scary 87K EAUs
don’t let her father distract you
his sonic landscape largely exceeds his simple roots in folk
The globally streamed 6 hour concert presented by Fenix360 and WOWtv for the “Let Me Help Inc.org Foundation” (a 501c3 charity) for “Children of the World”, Saturday, October 1st, 2022, Reviewed
between the needs of charity, the needs of empathy