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Revisiting Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. on the four year anniversary of its release unearths revelations, and in this uneasy social climate, gives Devin T. Mays permission to FEEL.

Our Poised to Break Through picks are shining through the April rain clouds all month long. Check out this month’s Poised to Break Through playlist and be the first of your friends to get in on these artists before they make it big! Stream April’s cuts on Spotify below. More from Vocalo:

Jill gives us her favorite tracks from our In Rotation playlist!

Rocío Santos shares some of her favorite April selections for rotation on Domingos en Vocalo from across the Latin American world. Mon Laferte – “Democracia” This is one of the saddest weeks for Chicagoans, and it’s impossible not to feel Mon Laferte’s lyrics of her cumbia “Democracia”: “tú no tienes la culpa de la violencia […]

Easley Person is bringing his own flair to the Chicago hip hop sound…

Find your new favorite artists on April’s In Rotation playlist…

Karen chats Chicago’s working-class roots, her work with ArtReach Chicago, and how to heal trauma through creativity. 

Chicago-based painter and musician Palos de Santos didn’t start making music until 2019, several months after receiving a cancer diagnosis. Now, with two artistic disciplines, Palos de Santos’ palette of self-expression has been widened.

We spoke with lo-fi hip-hop artist Pat Williams about the Toronto music scene, the process of creating his EP, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind and more.

Chicago hip-hop artist NePH breaks down his inspirations, dream collabs and more.