Chicago’s ProbCause is talented with more than just his words, the multi-faceted emcee is also a Graffiti artist-turned-graphic designer & animator. Today, he’s sharing “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin”, an animation based on the infamous Martin Shkreli‘s $2 million-dollar purchase of the coveted Wu-Tang album.
ProbCause, who collaborated with Elijah Alvarado on the video, explains:
“The characters were all people who were actually involved in this very bizarre story. It seemed like every day we were working on this there was a new twist on the plot. We also threw Donald Trump in the mix just ’cause that phone call to Method Man was too funny not to animate!”
ProbCause explained to Mass Appeal:
“I grew up drawing and was always attracted to graffiti. I started painting pretty young but got arrested a few too many times. It basically got to a point where I was putting my college scholarship on the line if I got arrested again, so I decided to chill out a little bit in my 20’s.”
ProbCause landed on the broader audience’s radar in 2013 with his Chance The Rapper-assisted “LSD” video single, which was later remixed by The Hood Internet. The original song was the pair of Chicago rappers’ second time working together, with Action Bronson having joined them on “Three Course Meal”.
This year, ProbCause dropped his album ‘Drifters‘ which revealed the highly collaborative and vibrant musical community within the city of Chicago.
“I work with a lot of really talented musicians in Chicago so it was a very organic thing to involve them in the production process. [This album] is much more musical than anything I’ve made in the past.”
‘Drifters‘ followed an 18-city tour with Lil Dicky that spanned the East Coast & South in June, and came prior to ProbCause’s own headlining Drifters Tour…Stay tuned for more from the eclectic emcee!!!