Chance the Rapper uploaded 10 Day and Acid Rap -- his mixtapes from 2012 and 2013, respectively -- to all streaming platforms on Friday (June 28), coinciding with the pre-order date of his forthcoming debut album, set to drop in July. While the re-release brings much of the Chicago-born artist’s catalogue into the streaming era, it doesn’t carry over one of the biggest hits from Acid Rap with it.
Rather than hearing the usual opening bouncy chords and singsongy vocals on the breakout project’s fifth track, “Juice,” listeners are greeted by a spoken-word explanation from Chance himself, detailing the reasoning behind the song’s absence. “I really wanted ‘Juice’ to be on the mixtape, but I couldn’t get it cleared in time,” he says, referring to the Donny Hathaway “Jealous Guy” sample -- originally written by John Lennon -- that serves as the backdrop for the beat. (Lennon's work has rarely been approved for sample clearances following his death in 1980.)