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Gonjasufi Feels Your Pain

“This is going to hurt your ears a bit,” Gonjasufi announces over the mic as he cues up a gnarled synth riff on his Roland sampler.  It’s just after 10 p.m. on ...

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PARTYNEXTDOOR Is Boring

PARTYNEXTDOOR’s P3 somehow becoming one of the summer’s most talked-about albums is a noteworthy achievement, especially when you consider how much the singer/producer had to live up to after mysteriously appearing in 2013. Being the OVO label’s first ...

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Jamila Woods Puts the Focus on Chicago and Black Life

The literary organization Young Chicago Authors lists a pretty simple but powerful mission statement on its website: To transform “the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education.” ...

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