Ric Wilson, Terrace Martin, & BJ The Chicago Kid Share Video for “Chicago Bae”

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 ChungTerrace 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) –

https://youtu.be/-rp7pDnR604

Watch Video for “Don’t Kill The Wave” – 

https://youtu.be/gB1p3lS2kG8

Watch Video For “Move Like This” – 

https://youtu.be/57NT3t8Nlo8

Purchase They Call Me Disco –

https://empire.ffm.to/theycallmedisco

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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