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With music from WemmyMo, Ida’Ye, Loretta Mars, Lesage.Williams, and Bartón …

This month on Station Breaks, NPR member stations hand-pick a diverse and exciting playlist highlighting musical discoveries from all over the world.

Rahkii is a Chicago singer / songwriter whose sound is too big for one genre. She’s worked as a background vocalist for Jennifer Hudson, Eryn Allen Kane and Patti LaBelle, and it’s high time for her to take the center stage.

The music video for “Blaxploitation,” like the Chicago rapper’s sophomore album, Room 25, is jam-packed with metaphor and symbolism.