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Video: Jamila Woods – “Giovanni”

Chicago singer, poet, and teacher Jamila Woods has released "Giovanni," her first single since her acclaimed 2016 debut album HEAVN. The track is a cover of sorts…
Tosten Burks / October 16, 2018

Video: Joseph Chilliams – “Fergie”

Chicago rapper Joseph Chilliams, the older brother of Saba, references Fergie's 2006 hit "Fergalicious" on two different songs on his sharp-witted 2017 debut album Henry Church. The second…
Tosten Burks / January 10, 2018

Watch Jamila Woods Cover Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, & Destiny’s Child

Jamila Woods is a talented musician in her own right, but she’s also a voracious music fan just like the rest of us. She interpolated…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / November 25, 2017

Jamila Woods – “Emerald Street (Saba Remix)” ft. Saba

Chicago is so full of sharp, intuitive young artists, and they all seem to really love working with each other; it’s just a beautiful thing…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / August 30, 2017

Video: Jamila Woods – “LSD” ft. Chance the Rapper

Jamila Woods's new widescreen video for "LSD" is a joyful visit to the Lake Michigan beach and a Chicago backyard cookout, where Chance the Rapper is manning the…
Anna Gaca / August 15, 2017

Video: Jamila Woods – “Holy”

Jamila Woods was one of the best new artists of 2016, and she put out one of the best albums of 2016 in her debut…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / May 2, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

New Music: oddCouple – Liberation

The next man up from Chicago's parade of burgeoning talent is Milwaukee-born producer oddCouple, whose work incorporates the Windy City's soul and jazz legacies. After…
Brian Josephs / November 10, 2016

New Music: oddCouple – “Love Above” ft. Jamila Woods & Kweku Collins

Chicago's young talent has had a strong Q2 and Q3 with Mick Jenkins, Jamila Woods, and Joey Purp all releasing exceptional projects. On November 11, Chicago-based producer…
Brian Josephs / November 1, 2016

Review: Jamila Woods’ Vision of ‘HEAVN’ Is Neither Lost Nor Lonely

Collectivism in art is kind of bulls**t, no? How many artists have good-naturedly brought their squad with them to the top, only to find that…
Dan Weiss / July 26, 2016

Jamila Woods Puts the Focus on Chicago and Black Life

The literary organization Young Chicago Authors lists a pretty simple but powerful mission statement on its website: To transform "the lives of young people by cultivating their…
Brian Josephs / July 15, 2016

Jamila Woods Searches for ‘Heavn’ on Debut Album

This has been a pretty good year for Chicago's young talent. In the months after Kanye West's God-fearing beast of a new album hit TIDAL, Chance the Rapper…
Brian Josephs / July 11, 2016

Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper Dedicate New Song ‘LSD’ to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

The string of Chance the Rapper guest spots this week continues. This time, he lends a helping hand to soul singer Jamila Woods (featured on Coloring…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

Q&A: Chance the Rapper’s Vocalist Friends Talk ‘Surf”s Overstuffed Chicago Sessions

Chance the Rapper and his band the Social Experiment finally released their long-anticipated full-length Surf on Thursday night. The release boasts an incredibly star-studded crew of…
Colin Joyce / May 29, 2015