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Hello Happiness, The new Chaka Khan album, strikes a delicate balance between giving hardcore fans what they want and supplying some serious sonic experimentation.

Elton just finished a national tour with Noname and has been busy working on new music and playing with his live band. His recently released single is called “Lucid”.

This week we caught up with a new duo on the Chicago rap scene, Free Snacks. Joshua Virtue and Ruby Watson recall how they both met at a party and immediately hit it of, something unusual, Virtue jokes, "because I normally hate rappers." Working alone, it's easy to get inside your own head, Watson said. [...]

The Opportunity Please Knock Chorus (a creative collaboration between Oscar Brown Jr. and the notorious Blackstone Rangers street gang) premiered 50 years ago.

Featuring The Juju Exchange, Akenya Seymour, Resavoir, Jeremy Cunningham, Mikel Patrick Avery’s Play, Angel Bat Dawid, Ben LaMar Gay and more.

Rahkii is a Chicago singer / songwriter whose sound is too big for one genre. She’s worked as a background vocalist for Jennifer Hudson, Eryn Allen Kane and Patti LaBelle, and it’s high time for her to take the center stage.

Pat Battle, an emerging Chicago emcee, stopped by the studio to talk with Jill Hopkins about how he first became involved in hip hop, his influences, and his latest record “Call Me By My Rap Name”, an intrepid introduction to his brand of socially conscious, battle rap-inspired and deft lyricism.  

Dassit’s debut album “What A Year” packs vast and varying influences along with numerous features into one eclectic, fusion release.


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