Video: Logic feat. Damian Lemar Hudson - 'Black SpiderMan'
Hot off the announcement of his forthcoming album Everybody, Logic unleashes the first music video for “Black SpiderMan.”
Featuring Damian Lemar Hudson, the clip finds Young Sinatra riding through a neighborhood with a choir. He waves to the neighbors, kisses his wife, and raps about his background.
“I ain’t ashamed to be white,” he raps. “I ain’t ashamed to be black / I ain’t ashamed of my beautiful Mexican wife, as a matter of fact / I know you fuckin’ with that.”
Later, he continues to rhyme about perspectives on race while dissecting his heritage. “I’m just as white as that Mona Lisa,” he raps. “I’m just as black as my cousin Keisha / I’m biracial so bye, Felicia / Praise black Jesus, call the preacher / Maybe Jesus was black, maybe Jesus had dreads / Spider-Man should be black, I vote for [Donald] Glover instead.”
As the video progresses, Logic, his choir, and his neighbors travel to Downtown Los Angeles for a musical number of choreographed dance moves. In this final scene, he meets up with Khalid, Juicy J, and Big Lenbo, three of the collaborators on Everybody, as confetti falls from the sky.
After releasing the video, the Visionary MC told Genius that the song is meant to challenge conventions. “Spider-Man should be black,” he said. “James Bond should be gay, if he wants to. If we want to make a gay James Bond, fuck it. Why not? Fuck it. It’s 2017. Why not? Who gives a shit? Fuck all this. Accept diversity.”
Featuring Killer Mike, Alessia Cara, Black Thought, and Chuck D, Everybody is due May 5.