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Hannibal Buress Co-Directs Hilarious Chance The Rapper Video

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 16, 2013 5:40PM


Hannibal Buress, one of the most singularly talented comedians Chicago has ever produced, recently teamed up with fellow Windy City talent Austin Vesley to co-direct a new video for yet-a-third City of Big Shoulders up-and-comer, Chance The Rapper. The end result, a clip for new track "Nana," is hilarious, naturally.

But be forewarned: The music doesn't start until about 53 seconds in. The first part is dedicated to explaining the premise. Which is this: comedy website Jash gave Hannibal and company five large to make a video. (You practically expect a Wayne and Garth-style dance to follow). They do so by palling around Los Angeles. The song, which is a sly, funky slab of head-nodding boom-bap which will hopefully appear on Chance's forthcoming Acid Rap, soundtracks their adventures.

"NaNa" completes a trilogy of sorts featuring Chance's charming, nonchalant explorations of different cities. The first video "Juice" featured Chance in New York; follow-up clip "Good Ass Intro" saw Chance animatedly kicking it in Chicago's South Loop; and now, "NaNa," in the city of angels.

Watch the video, which since debuting last week has accrued nearly 70,000 views, then do Chance a favor and wish him a happy birthday. Acid Rap comes into consciousness on April 30.