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Chance the Rapper feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne - "No Problem" (Singles Going Steady)

"No Problem" is a bold hip-hop song that will make you want to go to church and the club at the same time.

Emmanuel Elone: Like many of the songs on Chance the Rapper's new mixtape, "No Problem" is a hip-hop tune wrapped up in gospel packaging. Sampling soulful vocals and crisp percussion, "No Problem" has no issues in terms of production. It also contains no flaws in its hook, which perfectly translates the quirky insanity of Chance the Rapper at his best with the line "You don't want no problems with me". However, the true Achilles' heel of this track is, not surprisingly, the features. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne could have been much worse than they ended up being, but even at their best nowadays they are barely average. Still, with the exception of two obviously lackluster guest verses, "No Problem" is a bold hip-hop song that will make you want to go to church and the club at the same time. [7/10]

Pryor Stroud: Adulation has already been heaped on Chance for his seamless amalgamation of hands-in-the-air gospel, contemporary hip-hop, and mainstream pop in May's sure-to-become-a-trendsetter Coloring Book. Yet, while the entire LP may not be worthy of the high praise it received, "No Problem" indisputably deserves it. Suspended over an irresistibly ecstatic church choir and high-saturation bass-drum interplay, Chance's flow is, at once, slurred and distinct, at-peace and defiantly confident. In many ways, "No Problem" is similar in form and scope to "Angels", the album's first single. Both surge forward on a feeling of pure secular rapture and show Chance as a cultural newcomer so sure of himself -- so caught up in his vision, so driven by it -- that he nears a kind of spiritual invulnerability. [8/10]

Chris Ingalls: Like the recent "Angels" (Chance the Rapper's collaboration with Saba), there's a great party atmosphere here. The processed backing vocals sound like disembodied party animals from another part of the house while Chance, Chainz and Wayne expertly narrate the proceedings. Like the song's title implies, the whole thing has a loose, laid-back feel, and the chorus hooks are irresistible. [8/10]

Chad Miller: The opening melody is so good, and the surrounding gospel singers sound excellent as well. Lyrically, it's not all that exciting though. There weren't many lines that stuck out to me. Additionally, 2 Chainz sounded pretty unenthusiastic which definitely didn't fit the song's feel. [8/10]

SCORE: 7.75


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