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The educator, scholar and activist talks euphoria, hip hop and imagining change…

Vocalo caught up with Minneapolis rapper and singer at Lollapalooza 2019

Jill Hopkins chats with Lil Simz before her US tour kicks off in Chicago June 11th…

The new Single is a reminder that life is short, and we can’t forget to live joyfully and purposefully.

Chicago is a city that grinds. From sports to politics, it takes pride in being the formative stomping ground of icons like Michael Jordan and the Obamas. Chicago works hard and plays hard, and this is also true of its creative community.

Throughout this month’s Slingshot Scenes, Vocalo Radio will highlight local artists to offer a sense of what Chicago sounds like. Listen and read below for six of Chicago’s finest emerging hip-hop and R&B artists to watch in 2019.

Owen Finn, a local Chicago musician, stopped by The Morning AMp to talk about the upcoming release of his new song “Bread n’ Butter” as well as the launch of his new clothing line.

“Synergy” is the first Hip Hop album produced and performed entirely by women.

Brother Ali is one of the linchpins of Rhymesayers Entertainment and it’s probably because he’s one of the best sayers of rhymes out there. His latest album is called “All The Beauty In This Whole Life” and latest Single is “Sensitive,” and it solidifies his place as one of the most respected voices in Hip Hop.

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

Chicago’s drums and trumpet duo The Burns Twins will be joining Neco Segal, Young Chicago Authors Poets, Loona Dae, Ric Wilson and Victor! for Fulcrum Point’s “Peace in Chicago” concert this Wednesday 12/19 at Harris Theater.