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Malcolm London channels 'Kid' in new 'House Party' video

The Chicago activist/musician explores the ups-and-downs of Chicago’s nightlife.

Manny Reel

Chicago activist, poet, and musician Malcolm London is tearing down the house with his new video "House Party."

Supporting his EP Opia, the Dwamina Drew-directed visual takes inspiration from the mega popular 1990 comedy of the same title, that starred rap duo Kid 'n Play as teenagers breaking the rules on a school night for the sake of a good time. The recreation of the iconic film puts London in the role of "Kid," and featured guest femdot as "Play." Although How to Dress Well supplies the song's chorus, he does not appear in the three-minute piece.

"I invited all my homies, it was super authentic – but that was the petty part. I kind of just told everyone I was throwing a house party and when they pulled up I was like, 'and I'm shooting a video, you're on camera'. I didn't wanna say it was a video shoot I just wanted it to be an authentic time. People were with it for the first thirty minutes, but after they were drinking and smoking we were all just turning up. At the end of the video there's a scene with the police outside and that was Drew's idea. I expressed to Drew that I wanted to have something in the video that could juxtapose the turn up and we came up with the idea to have the cops outside," London explained in a statement.

Check out the video below:

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