Leading up to next week’s Juneteenth holiday, today Apple Music launched a series of exclusive tracks celebrating Black artists’ invaluable contributions to the current state of popular music. Among the notable entries to the collection of songs is a cover courtesy of LA-via-Haiti rapper SEB. In between those residences, SEB spent time in Chicago during the period when Chance the Rapper’s game-changing Acid Rap dropped, inspiring him to take on Chance’s Nosaj Thing–produced “Paranoia” for the series.
“I remember feeling the hype around Acid Rap in high school,” SEB shared in a press statement. “Being in Chicago it was so visceral. The day it came out I downloaded the project and on song two there was a 30-second pause of just silence. Then, ‘Paranoia’ creeps in and I was blown away—he did that mid-song. I've loved it ever since.”
The cover arrives in the wake of a pair of new singles teasing a new project from SEB, as well as his recently unleashed debut EP IT’S OKAY, WE’RE DREAMING. Preview the cover below, and check out our recent Breaking feature on the rapper here. You can also see more from the Apple Music series here.