Finally! Chicago newcomer Bebe interjects a much-needed female voice into the city's exploding bop scene with a video for sparkly new single, "When I Bop." Interpolating Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" for the hook, it's a celebration of girl power, but it's also simply one of the best new bop tracks of the new year, flecked with subtle steel drums. She's joined by M.I.C.'s Lil Chris, who delivered one of the first great full-length bop-inspired project of last year with his Money Talks tape; the scene's poster boy, dancer-turned-rapper Lil Kemo is featured in the video, looking swaggier than ever.
Video: Bebe f. Lil Chris, “When I Bop”
Chicago newcomer Bebe joins forces with Lil Chris for what may be the first girl-power bop song, “When I Bop.”
January 13, 2014