Jamila Woods is a whole hell of a lot more than the girl singing on Chance’s hit song “Sunday Candy.” Her newest tape Heavn is one of the most refreshing projects I’ve listened to this year. She explains the tape very well in the Soundcloud description: “HEAVN is about black girlhood, about Chicago, about the people we miss who have gone on to prepare a place for us somewhere else, about the city/world we aspire to live in. I hope this album encourages listeners to love themselves and love each other. For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.”
The project features a list of Chicago’s current best, Noname, Saba, Donnie Trumpet, and yes, Chance The Rapper. Give this a listen below and love yourself a little more.
Written by Jesse Wiles