I have been sleeping heavy on Chris Crack, a Chicago based rapper making waves with new releases these last couple of years. In 2018, he released 4 albums, according to his Spotify account, and in 2019 he has already released 3 albums – Crackheads Live Longer Than Vegans, The Future Will Be Confusing and his most recent project Never Hated I Just Waited. This is my first introduction to the talented musician, which is kinda bad, but better late than never right?
What grabbed me immediately with the incredible production, with old, soulful and gorgeous soul samples that dominate the soundscape throughout. The record starts with “The Egyptians Were Black,” an awesome first track that sets the tone for the rest of the project with its soul and Chris Crack’s playful and sometimes introspective lyricism. “Joy More Important Than Success” is another stellar track that highlights exactly the type of vibe that I’m absolutely drawn to on this project. Throughout the 15 track project, Chris Crack time and time again draws me to his humorous, sometimes philosophical and clever lyricism through vivid sounds and a tremendous amount of character and personality.
Overall, this album is stunning to me, and though this is my first time listening to the young artist, I shall be spending hours going back and listening to his discography. Listen to Chris Crack’s fantastic Never Hates I Just Waited below via Bandcamp, and don’t forget to support! Released via New Deal Collectives.