R&B

Singer Marcus Atom talks Musical Upbringings, Being Featured on The Chi, and How Chicago Keeps it Real…

L.A. born / Brooklyn bred R&B singer sings farewell to Chicago and hello to London on new EP.

  Genre-blending singer, songwriter and producer Van Hunt visited Reclaimed Soul with an exclusive in-studio performance of stripped down classics from his 2004 self-titled debut (now released as his latest recording, TRIM). Plus, a conversation about his current work and his classic recordings (including 2004’s Van Hunt and 2006’s On The Jungle Floor). Plus, Ayana […]

Ness Heads is the name of the genre-blending project of Vanessa Ortiz whose mix of Electronic, Pop and Hip Hop has been catching attention in Chicago and beyond.

Ness grew up on the West Side and attributes the noise, the backyard parties and the overall chaos of the area to shaping her into an artist she is today. Her latest Single “Paper Town” explores a softer, dreamy side of the rising MC, and features gliding vocal melodies over acoustic guitar and subdued beats. Jill Hopkins spoke with Ness about her Chicago upbringing and eclectic sound.

Indie Pop / R&B singer, Emily King, talks to Vocalo Radio about her new album “Scenery”.

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.

These are NPR Music’s picks for the top 10 R&B projects — not restricted by gender — that are leading the vanguard. Remember their names and watch the throne.


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