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IN ROTATION: Jill Hopkin’s Five Local Picks For November

Written by on November 4, 2019

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November’s In Rotation playlist is up, and with it Chicago has plenty of new music to get us through the impending cold.

We asked our Morning AMP Host, the illustrious Jill Hopkins, to pick her 5 favorite tracks from our local submissions page for November…

The playlist takes you from the lo-fi lyricism of WemmyMo to bass heavy bars from Loretta Mars — plus new sounds from LeSage.Williams, Bartón and Idaye.

Take a listen to all of Jill’s picks below and hit the link here to hear all the local tracks Vocalo added to rotation this month.

WemmyMo – “Crushed Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

Yowwwwwwww! “Crushed Strawberry Banana Smoothie” is the third track off of WemmyMo’s project 10:15. Does it sound like a part of a nutritious breakfast? Because this bouncy bit of tasty hip-hop is right over there with the toast, orange juice, and giant bowl of cereal. 

Loretta Mars – “Enough”

Remind me not to get on the 25-year-old MC’s bad side. This selection from her Life on Mars paints a picture of the HBIC that none of us want to tussle with, despite wanting very much to be mess with this killer track. 

LeSage.Williams – “King Latifah

So many of us bow down to the Queen, but LaSage takes it to the next level with this jam that draws inspo from U.N.I.T.Y. and runs with it in the most wonderful way. 

Bartón – “Simplicity

The lost art of baby-making music has been dusted off and renewed by Bartón, who somehow finds time to make soulful, classic-sounding R&B in between appearing on Showtime’s “The Chi.

Ida’ye – “Who You Lovin’?

Ida’ye bridges the 12,000-mile distance between her two origins of Chicago and Ethiopia, and their disparate musical cultures, and makes them seem like neighbors. This is the first single from my upcoming EP, BIG MOODY (which was my nickname all throughout middle school, and high school…and now), to be released later this year. 

Check out all our In Rotation Tracks for November HERE

Written by Jill Hopkins

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