2. “Acid Rain”
“I trip to make the fall shorter” —Chance the Rapper
Like Chance drops in the same song, “sometime the truth don’t rhyme.” Suspended from school, Chance’s only recourse is to smoke and trip away the fall, letting time pass by until he no longer has to deal with others putting him down. Earlier, Chance mentions the death of his “big homie,” a September murder that makes Chancellor want to “trip” away the entire fall and spend less time in pain. Finally, to keep his losses low and prevent a total meltdown, Chance stumbles on purpose, making the distance from his place to rock bottom just a bit shorter. Even Chance broke it down: “when I drop [“Acid Rain”], niggas is finna start trippin’.” He was right.