Video: ProbCause ft. Donnie Trumpet & KSRA – “Pale Moonlight”

Premiered by Yahoo! Music, the Chicago Rapper Channels His Inner Al Capone For a Visual Following His Drifters EP


Critical Praise for ProbCause:

“ProbCause nimbly rides fusion-friendly hip-hop tracks; there’s the DJ Screwed-up dubstep buzzer ‘Ego Trip’ and the ecstatic rap-rock track ‘Neon Dreams.'” – SPIN

“He’s a great rapper who you can imagine killing it at open mics, cyphers and old-school styled club nights.” –  PotholesInMyBlog

“You’ll find WAVES incorporates several different genres within it’s overall hip-hop vibe– electronic, rock, and blues are some of the other elements tapped…” – HotNewHipHop

“The rising rapper […] has continued to dominate his own lane… Prob will have you locked in.” – XXL

“…just one conversation with ProbCause is enough to make you realize that he’s deeper than even his most serious lyrics suggest.” –

“The lanky MC’s vocal gymnastics have an elastic flow… he raps like a fan in the crowd hollering at the DJ to pump up the volume.” – Chicago Reader

“It’s diverse, veering from slower flows erring in the sub-genre of jazz-rap to hard-hitting, hard-spitting electro-rap. It’s a perfect summer project…” – HillyDilly

“In Chicago and beyond, ProbCause is one to watch. His skills, creativity and persona are refreshing and unlike much else. There is a spin on everything that sounds and feels distinctly his. In both the rap game and the art world he is changing the rules.” –

The Video:

Chicago rapper ProbCause teamed up with a group of DePaul University students for his nostalgic “Pale Moonlight” video that channels a setting inspired by legendary jazz club The Green Mill circa the 1920’s. “Chicago has a very dark and unique history that I think can be felt in the song,” ProbCause told Yahoo! Music in their premiere of the Mac Kozi and Danny Farber-directed visual. The seemingly innocent jazz club scene quickly turns into a violent backroom scene inspired by the history of organized crime in Chicago, a city that prominent mob figure Al Capone famously called home. A single from 2014’s WAVES EP, the lanky emcee enlisted The Social Experiment‘s Donnie Trumpet to give the song the “Old Chicago” feel.

This year ProbCause released Drifters, a versatile album with subject matter that ranges from enchanting explorations of romantic companionship on “Portrait” to a dream state of skepticism on “Wake Up,” and later the slacker-friendly serenading of “The Woods.” Debuted by Red Bull Music, Drifters reveals the highly collaborative and vibrant musical community within the city of Chicago. “I work with a lot of really talented musicians in Chicago so it was a very organic thing to involve them in the production process,” ProbCause explained. “[This album] is much more musical than anything I’ve made in the past.”

The album followed an 18-city tour with Lil Dicky that spanned the East Coast and South in June, and came prior to a performance at the North Coast Festival and ProbCause’s own headlining Drifters Tour. The Chicago rapper announced the project via Consequence of Sound in July with “I Feel U,” the first single that’s since eclipsed 180K plays on SoundCloud. Released via Gramatik’s Lowtemp Music, the final teaser came when Complex shared the juke/footwork-inspired “M.I.A.” With influences from a diverse range of genres including punk, jazz, hip-hop, and more, ProbCause is one of Chicago’s most versatile emcees bending genres to create his own sound. Drifters is now available for stream and purchase.

Watch “Pale Moonlight”:

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ProbCause Background:

ProbCause is a prolific rapper and a painter too. Between performing at SXSW, North Coast, Costa Rica, and tour dates nation-wide, ProbCause is keeping busy and inspiring fellow students at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His sound, which jumps from hip-hop, to electronic, to RnB, and then back to a classic boom-bap gritty rap, helped get him signed to high-profile booking agency Paradigm. With stories that make you reminisce and a percussive delivery that highlights his versatile production skills, ProbCause is at the head of the pack of promising new Chicago artists.

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“Pale Moonlight”:

“The Woods” (Remix ft. Lil Dicky):


“Back To The Future” (Prod. by Gramatik):

“Chicago Style (Remix)”:

“I Feel U (prod. ProbCause & Dro):

“Tilt Mode” – Exmag ft. Gibbz (Manic Focus and ProbCause Remix):


“Might Not” ft. Sasha Go Hard: //


“Chicago Style”: //

“LSD” (Hood Internet Remix):

“LSD” ft. Chance the Rapper: //


“Three Course Meal” ft. Action Bronson & Chance the Rapper:

Bio, photos, and streams available here: