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This week Features Co-Director Mick R. (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago hip hop artist Ric Wilson (@RicWilson) about his new collaborative EP with Terrance Martin, They Call Me Disco and got Ric's thoughts on the recent BLM organized protests and why he doesn't let a lack of social progress in this country get him down. It's a fun, energetic, and poignant conversation with one of Chicago's true up-start icons.
BANBA, Ric Wilson’s latest project stands for ‘Black Art Not Bad Art’ and like much of his work is inspired by abstract artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ric and Features Director Amanda Roscoe Mayo met up at Mamby on the Beach to dive into themes of activism, the language surrounding Black art, and of course what Ric likes to do in his down time in Chicago.