Chance The Rapper Says He Would Have Died From Drugs Following His ‘Acid Rap’ Mixtape

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During a recent interview with Complex, Chance the Rapper spoke about the 10-year anniversary of his Acid Rap mixtape, reflecting on how he struggled with “excess” drug use after the release of the breakout project.

“I probably would have died,” Chance told the publication. “Definitely, the way that I was living at that time. I had everything in excess. Right after I dropped the project, I went on a few tours where I really didn’t make any money. But then I went on my first tour, my headlining tour, where I made some money.”

The “No Problem” hitmaker continued, “I went and rented a crib. This is my first time living outside of my parents’ house in another city and having money and doing a lot of drugs. Like, a lot, a lot, a lot of drugs. And just like, becoming a different person, like a lesser, person than I am now. If I hadn’t had my spirit tugged on — literally — and a calling to become a better version of myself, then I would have died for sure. Then I would just be the representative of acid and I’m so much more.”

Acid Rap was released on April of 2013 as free digital download. The mixtape debuted at No. 63 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Chance recently released Acid Rap 10th Anniversary – Complete Edition, including the full version of “Juice,” which previously wasn’t available for streaming due to sampling issues.