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Cosmopolitan singer-songwriter Ngozzi has found her place in the Chicago music scene.

The open-minded artist wants listeners to be kind to themselves. Originally from Wisconsin, 19-year-old producer and artist Cece Maravilla moved to Chicago to pursue their music career and has quickly garnered attention in the city’s scene. With relatable lyrics over catchy low-key beats, Cece’s music is for everyone. Finding kinship and community in Chicago, Cece’s […]

Jazz drummer, beat scientist and bandleader Makaya McCraven keeps past music alive — but puts his own spin on it.

Ifeanyi Elswith embraces vulnerability as she looks back on summer 2020 album “Everything Festyle.”

Canadian contemporary R&B singer Zenesoul releases new single “Same Old Mistake.”

After a multi-year hiatus, Chicago artist Jssan returned with a new release on Nov. 11.

Bekoe chats with Shingai after the release of her Oct. 22 single “No Fear (Birth Right).”

For West Side Chicago hip-hop artist Kastaway, music is therapy, and a tool for overcoming obstacles. Chicago hip-hop artist Kastaway fills his songs with personal narratives and richly layered production elements. He’s been a part of Chicago’s underground scene for years and his single, “Shine,” was recently featured on Vocalo’s In Rotation playlist. The artist […]

Stream our first conversation with Chicago rapper Rich Robbins — and catch his performance on Oct. 27!

Ang13 and Brittney Carter sat down with Jill Hopkins in February 2020.