Chai Tulani consistently hits that sweet spot where Soul meets Hip Hop, and his African heritage is joyfully expressed against the backdrop of American Pop culture. Over the past year the singer / MC has been releasing a series of Singles following his debut album REBXL, and now a new album is well on its way, dropping later this year. This month, Chai released a new song inspired by his feeling of being in love, and this Saturday he is set to host “Afro Fest,” a showcase taking place at the DuSable Museum in Chicago. Jill Hopkins spoke with Chai about the new Single, his thoughts on Black History Month, and how Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” set off his pursuit of career in music.
Listen to our conversation below: