Chicago rapper Ric Wilson and producer Terrace Martin combined their respective talents to deliver a brand new joint EP by the name of They Call Me Disco. The 6-track project, which dropped on Friday (May 8th), boasts features from artists BJ The Chicago Kid, Corbin Dallas, Malaya, and Kiela Adira.
Ric spoke to DJBooth about the primary source of inspiration for the project: the city of Chicago, where the rapper grew up. “I was thinking about the house parties I was going to, growing up in the summer and those feelings,” Ric explained. “The music, the street festival parties, those are the biggest inspirations when I was writing ‘Move Like This’ and ‘Don’t Kill The Wave.’ Chicago has a rich band history that no one talks about. Me and Terrace talked about that a whole lot when we [were] writing this project. I wanted to make something that feels like it’s somebody from the land that’s rapping, that met up with one of the greatest West Coast producers of all time. And I’m still here! I’m walking around Chicago.”
“The thing is,” he continued, “when me and Terrace came up with the first ideas back in November, I was around family members. I’m writing this shit in the South Side of Chicago. I’m not in a studio in LA. I’m looking at the people that are inspiring me to write this thing.” Check out They Call Me Disco below and let us know what you think of the project.
1. Breakin Rules ft. Corbin Dallas
2. Don’t Kill The Wave
3. Move Like This
4. Chicago Bae ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
5. Before You Let Go ft. Malaya
6. Beyond Me ft Kiela Adira