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Soul - Verschenen op 10 mei 2019 | Jagjaguwar

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Pitchfork: Best New Music - Qobuzism
What is my purpose? What will come of the legacy of those who have influenced me? And what will I leave behind? These are all the big questions that Jamila Woods asks herself going into her second album suitably named Legacy! Legacy!, a Qobuzissime album! Three years after the release of Heavn, the soul sister from Chicago brings together twelve songs all named after the artists that influenced them. Musicians, painters, writers, activists, poets, they’re all there! And the lucky few are: Betty Davis, Zora Neale Hurston, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Frida Kahlo, Eartha Kitt, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sun Ra, Octavia Butler and James Baldwin. There is nothing obvious or didactic here as the young African-American who is ever-so attached to her native Chicago never does out-and-out covers but less subtle “in the style ofs” all while retaining her own distinct style. A poet one day (she acts as artistic director for YCA, a center dedicated to young poets) and a musician the other, she is even a teacher on bank holidays! As the worthy heir of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill, all her words are wrapped around ultra-slick grooves with a modernized nu-soul twist. When it comes to features, Jamila Woods helps her local economy by inviting along friends that, for the most part, come from the underground scene of the Windy City: the trumpetist Nico Segal, MC Saba, Nitty Scott, theMIND, Jasminfire. Chance the Rapper’s protégé has mixed intelligence and class, commitment, enjoyment and groove into 49 minutes. Perfect. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Soul - Verschenen op 16 augustus 2017 | Jagjaguwar

Onderscheidingen Pitchfork: Best New Music
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Soul - Verschenen op 19 maart 2019 | Jagjaguwar

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Soul - Verschenen op 5 februari 2019 | Jagjaguwar

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Soul - Verschenen op 15 augustus 2017 | Jagjaguwar

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Soul - Verschenen op 16 oktober 2018 | Jagjaguwar

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R&B - Verschenen op 3 mei 2017 | Jagjaguwar

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Soul - Verschenen op 7 mei 2019 | Jagjaguwar

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Electro - Verschenen op 15 december 2017 | Jagjaguwar

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