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She’s Face, And It’s Facetime! 

Chicago artist She's Face breaks down her single "need this," featured on our "In Rotation" playlist for January.

For Ennis Martin, Sci-Fi Has Space For Everyone 

Ennis Martin is a painter, illustrator and sci-fi fanatic, most known for his whales with legs. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Noah Sims Says 2023 Will Be His Most Active Year Yet

Artist/producer and Supa Bwe, Kaina & Taylor Bennett-collaborator Noah Sims returns to the music scene with his new single "Casablanca".


The Reel Critic Reviews ‘A Man Called Otto’

Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder breaks down Tom Hanks' latest film 'A Man Called Otto'

Black Star Line Festival 2023: Bekoe’s Recap

The Black Star Line Festival was last weekend. Check out our recap now!

Director and Musician Terence Nance is a Creative Maximalist

The creator of HBO's Random Acts of Flyness discusses making larger-than-life art and making guitar slides out of beer bottlenecks.

Los Álbumes Favoritos de 2022 by Domingos en Vocalo

Rocío Santos y Jesús Echeverría of Domingos en Vocalo share their favorite albums of 2022.

She’s Face, And It’s Facetime! 

Chicago artist She's Face breaks down her single "need this," featured on our "In Rotation" playlist for January.

Noah Sims Says 2023 Will Be His Most Active Year Yet

Artist/producer and Supa Bwe, Kaina & Taylor Bennett-collaborator Noah Sims returns to the music scene with his new single "Casablanca".

Smba Is an Artistic Jack of All Trades

Originally from Michigan, Chicago artist Smba has made a space for themself in the city's music scene.

Saneit’s Sound Renews The Spirit

Chicago artist Saneit breaks down her single "Nothing Like Them," plus braiding Missy Elliot's hair, founding a PR company and more...

Frankie Knuckles: A Birthday Celebration on Vocalo

Jesse De La Peña, DJ Milty Evans and friends celebrated Frankie Knuckles’ birthday this week with an extra-special, two-hour tribute mixshow. Legendary Chicago house DJ, producer and innovator Frankie Knuckles would have been 68 years old on Jan. 18. To celebrate, Jesse De La Peña and friends hosted a two-hour tribute show on Vocalo, featuring […]

For Ennis Martin, Sci-Fi Has Space For Everyone 

Ennis Martin is a painter, illustrator and sci-fi fanatic, most known for his whales with legs. This is what his Chicago sounds like.

Nina Sánchez Liberates Her Community Through Creativity

Nina Sánchez works to make a change in her community through teaching and forging creativity.

Tony Smith Changes the World One Student (and One Photo) at a Time

Multimedia artist Tony Smith mentors young artists and teaches them to make a difference with the art they create. Mississippi-born, Chicago-raised multimedia artist Tony Smith spent his high school days throwing house parties and cutting his teeth in the late ‘70s house music scene. Often collaborating with musical icons like the Chosen Few and Frankie […]

Painter Ivan Vazquez Works to Leave His Mark on Chicago

Chicago visual artist Ivan Vazquez creates murals and paintings inspired by Mexican and indigenous Aztec characters and stories from his youth. Chicago Mexican American visual artist Ivan Vazquez began his painting journey by growing up a b-boy in the city. He recalls a time when traveling through Chicago it was normal to see b-boys dancing […]

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Vocalo Sweet Sixteen: Heavy Rotation

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    SZA

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    Where I Go (feat. H.E.R.)

    NxWorries

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    Boundaries

    Jamila Woods

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    YAH Know feat. King Promise

    Chance The Rapper

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    No L's

    Smino

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    Skin Tight (feat. Steve Lacy)

    Ravyn Lenae

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    Kaytranada & Anderson .Paak

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    Sunshine (feat. Fousheé)

    Steve Lacy

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    You Never Visit Me

    Masego

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    Coming Down (with Ari Lennox)

    Dj Drama & Dreamville

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    Stressed

    Doechii

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    Aang

    Pivot Gang

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    Ce Soir feat Syd

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    This Year

    Emily King

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    Gummy

    Ari Lennox

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    JID (feat. Lil Durk)