Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods

Hip-Hop / R&B / Soul

Jamila Woods

  • From: Chicago, IL
  • Related Artists: SZA, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper

Jamila Woods gave the world a sample of her singing abilities on Chance the Rapper's "Blessings" as well as the Social Experiment standout "Sunday Candy," but it was her debut album HEAVN that truly showcased her as a rising star. With an incisive pen and a sharp focus on black and female empowerment, the soulful singer creates melodies that not only soothe the heartstrings, but challenge you to think. The title track "HEAVN" is perhaps the clearest example of her duality as an artist, combining summery instrumentation with lyrics honoring the memory of her ancestors.

Music isn't Jamila's only focus; she is also a poet with works published in anthologies such as Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and The UnCommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning & Living. With a degree from Brown University in Africana Studies as well as Theatre & Performance Studies, she has put her talents to good use as the director of non-profit youth organization Young Chicago Authors, where she looks to inspire the next generation of writers from her beloved hometown.


Jamila Woods : HEAVN
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  • Release Date:
    August 15, 2017

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