Chicago-based Musician and poet Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper famous for their albums HEAVN and Coloring Book respectively are working together again and this time they are not leaving Chicago High scholars behind.
The two Chicago Icons and are keen to give an opportunity for Chicago-based high schools aspiring filmmakers to be part of the crew that will produce their upcoming song video.
The two have collaborated on Woods’ HEAVN on the track “LSD,” a nickname Chicagoans like Woods and Chance use for the Lake Shore Drive, a highway that runs along the city’s lakefront.
The artists have put out a notice that calls for young filmmakers currently enrolled in Chicago’s public schools to help come up with ideas for their new music video and in turn be part of the crew that will produce the hit.
During a press release after the song dropped Woods went ahead to comment on how people had the wrong notion about Chicago “A lot of people get Chicago wrong,” She said “I’ve developed this protective feeling about how we’re portrayed, and at the same time I’m acutely aware of the issues we face and the root causes of these issues.”
Chance and Woods have collaborated in a number of releases with Woods being prominently featured on chance’s songs “Blessings” and “Sunday Candy.” Woods was also featured on Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” last year.
The two artists are no strangers to community-building and bids to give back to the society in Chicago, especially in the arts and the city’s education sector. Woods is the associate artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, which offers art and poetry programs to students, and Chance famously donated $1 million dollars earlier this year to the city to support arts and after-school programming.
What a noble course, congratulations Chance the Rapper and Jamila Woods for this brilliant project!