Earlier this summer, Chicago-based hip-hop artistRic Wilson and GRAMMY-nominated producer Terrace Martin released their collaborative EP, They Call Me Disco (via Free Disco/EMPIRE/Sounds of Crenshaw), “a breath of fresh air for anyone looking for a departure from the trap-focused beats and the boom bap-styled alternatives that dominate hip-hop’s modern landscape” (Uproxx). Today, Wilson and Martin are proud to share the official visual for its snappy lead single “Chicago Bae” which features BJ The Chicago Kid and production from Ted Chung, Terrace Martin, and J-Trx. The video, directed and animated by Win Homer and premiered by Afropunk this morning, features Wilson, Martin, and BJ and was filmed in quarantine in each of their respective homes. Slowly, bright animations are incorporated throughout the video eventually transforming into a cartoon-esque love story.
“We started making the video to ‘Chicago Bae’ around the time everyone was running into Walmarts taking all of the toilet papers,” says Wilson. “We couldn’t physically be together but wanted to make something that could bring people together more. I’m honored to be featured on a song with two incredible black musicians that I consider living legends. I don’t really know anyone who’s singing better than BJ The Chicago Kid right now and I don’t know who’s embodying and pushing the boundaries of all genres of black music right now as much as Terrace.”
Watch the video below and head over to Afropunk’s Instagram for a live interview with Wilson taking place today at 3pm eastern.
Watch “Chicago Bae” (Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid) (Prod. Ted Chung, Terrace Martin, J-Trx) –
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