RIYL: Noname, Ravyn Lenae, Chance the Rapper
Label: Secretly Society / Vinyl Me, Please
I didn’t know protest¬†songs could reach higher than the heavenly realms until I heard Jamila Woods’ 2016 debut HEAVN, a rich bounty of authentic Chicago soul and R&B.¬† Woods’ velvety vocals sugarcoated her intense lyrical treatments on the inequalities of her vivid experience.¬† Tracks like Blk Girl Soldier and Vry Blk celebrated her history and magnified the struggle.¬† And on top of that, it’s pretty damn good baby-makin music.¬† Everybody wins.¬†¬†Legacy! Legacy! is Jamila Woods’ sophomore follow-up, and judging from the new singles, she’s not slowing down.¬† If you loved HEAVN¬†as much as I did, don’t let this one pass you by.
The ‘buy’ link leads you to the¬†VMP splatter colorway, limited to 500.¬† If you prefer cloudy pink wax, head over to Jagjaguwar HERE to pick up a bundle.¬† If you just want the pink wax and nuthin’ else, get it at various distros HERE or HERE.¬† Canadian?¬† Go HERE.¬† UK?¬† Go HERE.¬† Check out a few of the tracks below.¬† Magic stuff.
Woods's first full-length project since 2016‚Äôs HEAVN features guest spots from Saba, theMIND, Nico Segal, Nitty Scott, and more. Each song on the album is named after an inspirational figure, with examples including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sun Ra, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler.
VMP - Splatter Vinyl /500
Jagjaguwar - Cloudy Pink Vinyl
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive