Ric Wilson is a 21-year-old self-proclaimed artist, performer, & prison abolitionist from the Southside of Chicago. On November 24, 2015, Ric dropped 'The Sun Was Out' EP, which was profiled by various major websites.
Ric has opened up for multiple well known artists & activists in Chicago including Angela Davis, Public Enemy, Noname Gypsy, Lupe Fiasco, & Montana of 300 and has performed at Northwestern University, Grinnell College, & The Chicago Poetry Block Party. In addition, he also spends a great deal of time giving back to the community by leading panel discussions and has led workshops at University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University, Roosevelt University, Loyola University, & more.
Ric was also one of the eight delegates chosen to travel to Geneva, Switzerland in November of 2014 to represent the We Charge Genocide coalition. The coalition successfully presented a shadow report and testified at the United Nations, charging the Chicago Police Department with genocide and torture actions on Black & Brown youth within the city of Chicago; helping to create a worldwide connection that resulted in coverage all over the US & Internationally as well.
Now, Ric Wilson is back with “Soul Bounce”, the lead-single & title track from his upcoming EP which will be released this summer.