Video: ProbCause – “Chicago Style”

Rapper Pays Homage to Hometown in First Visual from Forthcoming WAVES EP

04.25.2014

Chicago Style

Critical Praise for ProbCause:

“The rising rapper […] has continue to dominate his own lane, especially with his new project The Recipe Volume 2. Prob will have you locked in.” – XXL

“…just one conversation with Grimm is enough to make you realize that he’s deeper than even his his most serious lyrics suggest.” – Chicagoist.com

“Prob has his hand in two different fields, which makes both his art and his music that more intriguing.” – FakeShoreDrive.com

“As this up-and-coming creative continues to walk the line between the subtly sinister and adventurous, his stock continues to increase.”PotholesInMyBlog

The Video:

In the midst of a nationwide tour with electro-pop group Cherub, Chicago rapper ProbCause shares his latest visual, “Chicago Style.” Debuted by PotholesInMyBlog, the MC raps into the fluttering camera as the video also shows flashes of street art in his hometown’s South Side and Pelsin neighborhoods. Directed by APJ Films, additional b-roll highlights live performance clips from the tour, where ProbCause brings his energy to the stage with a drummer.

The song’s lyrics also pay some homage to the MC’s hometown, as ProbCause lyrics from fellow Chicagoan Twista’s “Adrenaline Rush,” rapping “so turn the bass kick up and bump, and let the rhythm hit off the trunk.” Two weeks ago, Noisey premiered the full audio version of the song, saying “he’s taken it upon himself to deliver a Chi anthem in ‘Chicago Style.'” Produced by Fortified Sounds and Drew Mantia, the full version includes an extended, House/Juke-influenced portion. From ProbCause’s forthcoming WAVES EP, which is set for a May 12 release, “Chicago Style” is the first official single, following a Hood Internet remix of “LSD,” which features Chance the Rapper and first appeared on SPIN.

Watch “Chicago Style”: http://youtu.be/-msZxXK6xXg

Check out the PotholesInMyBlog premiere: http://potholesinmyblog.com/potholes-premiere-probcause-chicago-style-video/

Listen to “Chicago Style” here: https://soundcloud.com/probcause/chicago-style

4/29/2014 Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
4/30/2014 Bryan, TX @ Grand Stafford Theater
5/1/2014 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/2/2014 Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with ProbCause.

ProbCause Background:

We drew a line in the sand, and ProbCause crossed it. Over and over again. Eventually, we gave up on drawing lines and left that to him. Not only is ProbCause a prolific rapper, but a painter too. Between SXSW, North Coast, Costa Rica, and tour dates nation-wide, ProbCause is keeping busy. When he’s not on the road doing shows, he’s getting friendly with his paintbrush and inspiring fellow students at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His sound jumps from hip hop, to electronic, to R & B, and then back to a classic boom-bap gritty rap sound. With stories that make you reminisce and a percussive delivery that highlights his versatile production, ProbCause is one of the most dynamic touring acts.


Links:

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“Chicago Style”: http://youtu.be/-msZxXK6xXg

“Chicago Style”: https://soundcloud.com/probcause/chicago-style

“LSD” (Hood Internet Remix): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/lsd-ft-chance-the-rapper-hood-internet-remix

“LSD” (feat. Chance the Rapper): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwGplBrAKc

“Flex”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwjG7ZRTcNQ

“Muffhugger” (feat. ProbCause): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwGplBrAKc

“LSD” (feat. Chance the Rapper): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/lsd

“Three Course Meal” (feat. Action Bronson and Chance the Rapper): https://soundcloud.com/probcause/probcause-three-course-meal

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/probcause/