Newswire: Malcolm London pays tribute in the video for “Westside In The Rain”

Malcolm London may be one of the busiest people in Chicago, but he certainly makes it look easy. The rapper, poet, activist, and educator released Opia last year, a record that featured everyone from Jamila Woods to How To Dress Well while gliding seamlessly between neo-soul, gospel, and trap. After all, London is the guy that Dr. Cornell West called “the Gil Scott-Heron of his generation” and has found himself before the United Nations as part of We Charge Genocide, so there’s little London can’t pull off.

For his new video, which The A.V. Club is premiering below, London worked with director Holiday Kirk to bring “Westside In The Rain” to life. In the video, London shows the joy and positivity of Chicago’s Westside neighborhood, an area that’s routinely dehumanized and painted in the only the broadest strokes. London dedicated the video to fellow Chicago …

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