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Ceerouse – Acid Thoughts [Audio]

Ottawa, ONCeerouse recently hit me up to let me know that he’d dropped a remix titled “Acid Thoughts” over top of “Acid Rain” by Chance the Rapper.

I am mad impressed with this young cat. He delivered verses over a track that’s so different from his own material (which ranges between being totally angsty-angry, and being totally goofy). Ceerouse worked the introspective angle of the original song to make the track his own. He gets a little deeper than usual. But the joint stays genuinely Ceerouse. That – ladies and gents – is how you rock a remix. Check it below.

Ceerouse - Acid Thoughts [Audio] -

Here’s a little background for you: back in July, I wrote a #DearRappers column about how annoying it was that everyone was dropping 0 to 100 freestyles over Drizzy Drake. At one point in the article, I suggested that MCs try their hand at freestyling over Chance the Rapper or Childish Gambino: “I have yet to see someone send me a freestyle over any Chance the Rapper joint, or any joint off of Gambino’s Because The Internet. Why? Because Bino and Chance are changing the game. Because the Internet and Acid Rap were both defining projects for the new wave of hip-hop.”

Anyways, Ceerouse read my piece and decided to take a chance on a Chance remix. He took the original “Acid Rain” and morphed it into a commentary on “Acid Thoughts.” Y’all are probably familiar with those, right? Acid Thoughts are the thoughts that keep you from reaching your full potential. Ceerouse nails it: “Acid Thoughts/ They corrosive to my limelight/ Acid Thoughts/ We all have Acid Thoughts.” Huge kudos to the big homie for stepping his game up. Salute!

Twitter: @KingCeerouse

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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