Jamila Woods

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Jamila Woods
Born (1989-10-06) October 6, 1989 (age 28)
United States
Genres R&B, soul, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, rapper, poet
Associated acts Chance the Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Noname, Saba

Jamila Woods is a Chicago-based American soul singer, songwriter and poet. Woods is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep and Brown University. [1][2][3]

She is widely known for her collaborative works with Chance the Rapper on the hit song "Sunday Candy" from the album Surf as well as "Blessings" from Coloring Book. Woods is also featured on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song "White Privilege II".[4] In January 2016, Woods signed to Chicago's independent hip-hop label, Closed Sessions.[5]

Woods is the Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, the non-profit organization behind the Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry slam festival.[6]

Jamila released her debut album HEAVN on her SoundCloud page on July 11, 2016 to critical acclaim. The album features collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Noname, Saba, Lorine Chia, Kweku Collins and Donnie Trumpet.

"HEAVN" was ranked as the 36th best album of 2016 by Pitchfork Media.


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  1. ^ "Jamila Woods releases powerful single, 'blk girl soldier'". suntimes.com. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Meet Hollis Wong-Wear And Jamila Woods, The Women Of Color Behind Macklemore's 'White Privilege II'". 25 January 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2017 – via Huff Post. 
  3. ^ Reader, Chicago (10 December 2015). "Jamila Woods". chicagoreader.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Forrest, Wickman (January 22, 2016). "Macklemore's "White Privilege II" Isn't a Great Song, But as a Think Piece It's Not Terrible". Slate. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jamila Woods Signs Label Deal With Chicago's Closed Sessions, Releases First Single (Exclusive) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  6. ^ "» Our TeamYCA". youngchicagoauthors.org. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 

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