The 50 Best Albums Of 2019

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For many of us, 2019 has been a year of flux — politically, culturally, professionally, personally. It’s hard to envision what the future might bring since the recent past has shown us that we don’t know half the things we thought we knew. In unsteady times, music can be a balm and also a mirror. More »

The 20 Best Music Videos Of The 2010s

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Best-VideosIn the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Jamila Woods – “Baldwin” Video

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Jamila WoodsWe put visionary Chicago R&B singer Jamila Woods’ LEGACY! LEGACY! on our list of the year’s best albums so far because damn, haven’t you heard the thing? Every song on the album is named for one of Woods’ black and brown predecessors. The Nico Segal collab “Baldwin,” for instance, is inspired … More »

Watch Jamila Woods Play 3 Songs On CBS This Morning

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Jamila Woods released her fantastic new album LEGACY! LEGACY! last week and today she appeared on CBS This Morning to perform a few highlights. Woods broke out “Baldwin,” “Holy,” and “Zora,” and her voice sounded as stunning as it always does. Check out the performance below. More »

Jamila Woods – “Baldwin” (Feat. Nico Segal)

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Jamila-WoodsLater this week, the great Chicago R&B singer Jamila Woods will release her new album Legacy! Legacy! Every song on the album is named after a black cultural hero, and we’ve already heard a few of those songs: “Giovanni,” “Zora,” “Eartha.” Today, Woods has shared another one of those … More »

Jamila Woods – “Eartha”

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Jamila WoodsWhen Jamila Woods announced LEGACY! LEGACY! last month, we learned each song on the album was inspired by a black icon. It was to include the Nikki Giovanni tribute Woods released last year after signing to Jagjaguwar as well as one dedicated to Zora Neale Hurston that we heard upon the … More »

Jamila Woods – “Zora” Video

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Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!Much of the world first experienced Jamila Woods in 2015 as the beam of sunshine lighting up “Sunday Candy,” the buoyant Social Experiment track that still stands as Chance The Rapper’s finest hour. But she really made a name for herself the following year with HEAVN, her debut full-length. A celebration … More »

Jamila Woods – “Giovanni” Video

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Jamila-Woods-Giovanni-videoA little more than two years ago, the Chicago R&B singer Jamila Woods knocked us out with her album HEAVN. Woods has been busy since then, working with other artists and playing shows. But she’s only just now coming out with a new track of her own, and it’s a long time coming. More »

Check out Jamila Woods’ new track “Muddy” from her Vinyl For A Cause campaign to benefit Young Chicago Authors

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The good people over at Vinyl for a Cause dropped a very limited vinyl seven-inch called VFAC 004 in collaboration …