this hip-hop up-and-comer paints a wild expressionist mural with genre-defying ep

June 26, 2018
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22-year-old Chicago rapper Ric Wilson has been up and coming for a while now and his new EP ‘BANBA’ (“Black Art Not Bad Art”) was worth the wait. Led by two singles, “Split” (ft. Sen Morimoto) and “Sinner” (ft. Kweku Collins, Nick Kosma & Rane Raps), the jubilant release is an eclectic collection of funk, old school R&B, and neo-soul.
Meaning it’s hella black! Interwoven with clever wordplay on Wilson’s part (he attended the same creative writing program as Chance the Rapper and Vice Mensa) the infectious hooks and vivacious flows are enough to entice even the pickiest of hip-hop heads.