Chicago’s Musical Renaissance Is So Colorful. Donnie Trumpet & Vic Mensa Are Blue For Pasadena (Video)
Chicago has long been a musical crossroads for Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, and even Hip-Hop. Where East meets West, at Lake Michigan, is both a collection and a tributary of so many things. In Hip-Hop’s recent years, this is especially true. Two such artists are Donnie Trumpet and Vic Mensa. Both from the Windy City, Vic hails from Rock-Rap group Kids These Days, and has more recently found solo success for his unique inspirations that flood out amidst highly personal raps. A previous Kids These Days affiliate, Donnie Trumpet is known for his modernized Jazz and Blues music, which in addition to some precise horn playing, he works into production. “Pasadena” combines these talents, and wraps them into an animated video that feels like the vintage ’70s Disney logo, while Vic bemoans his Westward triste, and Donnie’s horn cries along in unison:
Find more of this on Donnie’s self-titled EP.