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Noname is Every Woman on ‘Room 25’ Album

I type this somewhere between intense goosebumps and tear-filled eyes listening to Noname‘s new Room 25 project. The Chicago native’s debut album is her first solo release since 2016’s Telefone EP, and the second time she’s confiscated our attention and arrested our hearts with her skillful swagger and selcouth truth-telling. Room 25 is so dense with marvelousness that it’d…

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Saint Heron’s Black Bag: Chicago

The Saint Heron Black Bag aims to spotlight establishments and businesses founded and built by people of color. This directory is just one small act by which we hope to enrich our own communities, support the fiscal successes of our peers, and effect change economically as we highlight small and large businesses across the nation.…

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Watch Saint Heron’s Cultural Series from Pitchfork Festival Weekend

Pitchfork Festival weekend in Chicago was truly one to remember for us. In case you missed it, Saint Heron had the honor of collaborating with local, “Windy City” creatives for a cultural series. Two Roll Back, Say That artist talks transpired where our minds and hearts were enriched by the energies and ideas exchanged each…

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Pitchfork Announces Artist Talks with Solange, Vince Staples and Chance The Rapper

Pitchfork has announced the next installment of their “In Sight Out” artist talk series will take place at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. This go round, the series that “covers new perspectives in music, art, and culture” will feature in-depth conversation with Chance The Rapper, Vince Staples and Saint Heron’s fearless leader Solange. Solange’s “In…

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Audio: Ravyn Lenae, “Spice” (Remix) Feat. Smino

Just about everyone has their sights on one of the midwest’s most creative cities right now. So as fellow Chicagoans Ravyn Lenae and Smino grace us with their latest collaboration, we’re ensuring our eyes stay fixed. Having impressed a whole new audience with her unique style and kaleidoscopic consistency, Ravyn’s Midnight Moonlight EP was an…

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Jamila Woods & Chance The Rapper Unveil “LSD” Visual

The altruistic and artistic Jamila Woods has shared an affecting new visual for the Chance The Rapper-assisted “LSD.” A Chicago native, Woods’ affection for her city and the community’s youth align perfectly with fellow Chicagoan Chance’s hometown pride. The two who also share an inspiring passion to maintain art’s relevance and access to children and…

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Noname Performs Fan Favorites for NPR’s Tiny Desk Series

Chicago native Noname stopped by the NPR offices to spread what we have come to know as her magic. She took over the Tiny Desk Concert series to perform several fan favorites including those from her 2016 mixtape, Telefone. Accompanied by a four-piece band, the poised emcee effortlessly ran through a track list that included “Diddy…

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Chance The Rapper & His Father Are Officially Board Members of Historic African-American Museum

The DuSable Museum of African American History of Chicago, IL has just announced five new Board of Trustee Members including Chance the Rapper and his father, Ken Bennett. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the DuSable Museum of African American History’s mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of…

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Rhymefest Buys Kanye West’s Childhood Home to Create Chicago Arts Center

Rapper and activist Rhymefest  has big plans for the future of Chicago’s art scene. He recently purchased Kanye West’s childhood residence with plans of turning it into a positive outlet for the youth. West’s longtime associate and fellow Chicagoan intends to convert the residence into a “community arts incubator,” with plans of a state of the art recording studio,…

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Watch Chance The Rapper’s Adorable Voice Lesson With Eryn Allen Kane

What’s a friend if they don’t help you out when you’re not on you’re “A” game? Eryn Allen Kane can thank her lucky stars that she’s got a friend in Chance The Rapper. Lil Chano took it upon himself to offer the songstress a vocal lesson to help her prepare for an upcoming performance in…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “Spread Love”

Mick Jenkins‘ debut album, The Healing Component, is underway and projected to follow up well after his 2014 mixtape release of The Water[s]. With his recent collaborations and continuous musical momentum, the Chicago artist drops a beautiful melodic tune entitled “Spread Love” this morning. The Sango-produced track encrypts a simple message to the world to reduce the hate and treat…

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Chance the Rapper Raises $100K+ for Chicago Homeless

Chance the Rapper never hesitates to remind us that he’s from the the Windy City often shouting out neighborhood streets such as North Avenue, Oak Street, and Tinley, Tuley and Morgan Parks because even in the midst of the violence and social uproar, the city is still something to love. The creative mastermind recently switched…

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