interview: Ric Wilson
On Saturday, October 9th the 5th Annual Beet Street Fall Festival goes down at Bay View’s Cactus Club. The all-day + night event starts at noon and features a lineup of: Ric Wilson, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, CREDENTIALS, Clayton, Mariachi Zomara, and Cozmiika. WMSE DJ Faux Eyes takes some time on Armed Fauxes Radio to check in with Chicago rapper and Beet Street Headliner, Ric Wilson, in advance of this weekend’s event! Tune in and hear about the fest, Ric’s set and his latest music…
Voted 2nd best live show in Chicago 2019 only after Lizzo for his Pitchfork performance (Chicago Tribune), Ric Wilson is a young Chicago stand-out that makes party-ready hip-hop with an intelligent twist. Wilson’s funk/disco-infused take on rap stimulates both the mind and body with robust percussion, buoyant vocal arrangements, and triumphant instrumentation. Wilson’s music is playful and poignant, with youthful innocence that’s still ever-aware of the difficulties life may throw at you. But instead of lamenting and brooding, Wilson chooses to bask in the beauty of it, dancing through the struggles while remaining acutely aware of his emotions.
Wilson has toured and opened for a wide range of acts such as Cory Henry, Big Freedia, The Roots, Lil Yatchy, Badbadnotgood, Azealia Banks, All American Rejects, Noname, Alex G, Mr. Twin Sister, Kwekcu Collins, RDGLDGRN, and more. With festivals under his belt such as Pitchfork, Rolling Loud (SF, LA, Miami), Gov Ball, Fader Fort, Mamby on the Beach, Hopscotch, Otis Mountain Get Down & more Ric is preparing for the release of his first album and to infinity in the new 2020 decade.