You can usually catch him in a graphic tee, a pair of cuffed jeans, and penny loafers. Member of Atlanta-based music collective #VLTR (Vulture), and self-proclaimed "Opalescent Soul," Ric Wilson, is an aspiring Emcee and Prison Abolitionist fighting to make a change in the global black & brown communities.
Born in LaGrange, IL and bred on Chicago's south side, Ric's exposure to various neighborhoods has given him a well-rounded view on oppression and injustice, as well as low-income living in America. Ric draws inspiration from individuals whom he would call role models, such as: organizers Mia Henry and Mariame Kaba, actor Orlando Jones, and his mother.
At 19, he's an organizer with Black Youth Project (BYP 100) and We Charge Genocide. He takes pride in his work and considers it a great joy to build and grow with young people. Ric is also one of the delegates chosen to travel to Geneva, Switzerland in November of 2014 with the We Charge Genocide coalition. They will be presenting a shadow report and testifying at the United Nations, charging the Chicago Police Department with genocide and torture actions on black and brown youth within the city of Chicago.
Hear his latest single "If I Was White" below: