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Tattoos and Horror Movie Icons, Psalm One Debuts "Regular Black Girl" Video

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on May 31, 2012 3:00PM


While it might not be as exciting as watching Chicago Roller Derby girls cavort around in their under-wanties,, the new video for Chicago rapper Psalm One's "Regular Black Girl" shows a day in the life of exactly that. Apparently, it involves lots of tattoos, not to mention action figures of '80s horror icons.

The former Englewood resident debuted the new video, the title track of the mixtape of the same name, through her prolific Twitter feed. The Regular Black Girl mixtape was sent to her Kickstarter supporters for a recent project.

Psalm is also involved America Scores' ASCAP Songwriter Residency program, and, with the involvement of that organization, will release a new album, titled Child Support, on July 15, through iTunes.

The album is "dedicated to childhood literacy and the positive experience of hip hop," to quote the description of the project on its YouTube page. Child Support features fellow Chicago rapper Mikkey Halsted, Young Josh of Flosstradamus ,and students from America SCORES and the Intonation Music Workshop.

Watch a trailer for Child Support here:

And the video for "Regular Black Girl":