Seattle avant-rap duo THEESatisfaction’s video for “Recognition,” the half-chanted first single from their forthcoming EarthEE album, places the group within a historical black-bohemian continuum. The song was already a community affair, with contributions from contemporaries Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood. But the video takes things further. In the clip, the members of the group visit Langston Hughes’ ashes in Harlem, as well as the former residences of late icons like John Coltrane, Sun Ra, and Marian Anderson. The artist Xenobia Bailey also makes an appearance. Tiona McClodden directed the video, and you can watch it below.
EarthEE is out 2/24 on Sub Pop.