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Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper are making a music video with CPS students' help

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Coming up with a concept for a music video featuring Chicago music scene royalty Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper might seem like a lofty goal for a high schooler, but it's about to become a reality for one lucky student. Woods announced on Twitter yesterday that she's making a new video to accompany her tribute to Chicago's lakeside expressway, “LSD,” taken from her record HEAVN (which was one of our favorite Chicago albums of 2016). Instead of coming up with a treatment for the video herself, she's asking Chicago Public Schools students to submit ideas for the new clip.

According to Woods' announcement on Twitter, “the winning treatment will become a full production shoot with Jamila and Chance,” directed by VAM Studio co-founder Vincent Martell and Brown Girls creator Sam Bailey. The student who comes up with the treatment will be given the opportunity to shadow the director and production crew during the shoot—plus, they'll get to meet the stars of the video.

If you know any budding directors who attend CPS high schools, let them know that they need to submit their music video treatments in a PDF to submit@vamstudio.net by June 2. We're looking forward to seeing what some of Chicago's brightest young minds come up with.

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