Just in time for another burst of polar vortex wind and snow: Here comes the icy video for "Eddy Curry" from Chicago rapper Caleb James, a founding member of the SaveMoney crew, alongside Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. In the video, James delivers his strident raps in a junkyard, flames belching from busted-up cars like a classic '90s Mobb Deep video. Heavy snow falls on the young rapper, making the clip rather timely as we all seem perpetually engulfed by snow and frigid temperatures.
The song itself is produced by Nez & Rio, a duo best known for their work with Chicago major label next-big-thing King L and Top Dawg Entertainment capo Schoolboy Q. It beeps and booms along, equal parts playful and menacing. At least until a swell of horror movie strings move in before the hook, a shout-out to Illinois-born and former Chicago Bulls basketball player Eddy Curry. The track affords the SaveMoney crew a darker side, separate from the bugged out observations of Chance and Mensa.
"Eddy Curry" is featured on Caleb James' upcoming mixtape The Jones 2.0, out in late February.