Chance the Rapper has shared another new song that doubles as an interdisciplinary art piece, as press materials describe it. The video for “A Bar About a Bar” stars Chance and Vic Mensa doing writing exercises together while Chicago-based painter Nikko Washington works in the background. As Chance raps his piece, the scene he is describing materializes and Washington plays off the story in his art. Watch it happen below.
“A Bar About a Bar” follows March’s Moses Sumney–featuring “Child of God,” which included work by the Gabonese painter Naïla Opiangah.
Chance the Rapper’s last album, The Big Day, came out in 2019. Read about Chance in the roundup of “The 200 Most Important Artists of Pitchfork’s First 25 Years.”