Mic Capes really did the thing with his video for Black Pearls, holding off for nearly a year to drop the melanin-inspired video during Black History Month.

Complete with a powerful opening poem from Jefferson High graduate Lauren Steele (who is not the model at the beginning of the video) and cameos from dozens of women from the Portland area, Mic and A.O.B. truly let Black women take center stage as they appreciate their natural power and beauty.

A growing legend in his own right, Mic has long been known for his lyricism and ability to touch on urban themes from a conscious perspective. For more work from one of the city’s brightest, check out Concrete Dreams on your favorite streaming service.