Review: The Soul-Rap Revelation of Jamila Woods’ ‘0Legacy! Legacy!’

Chicago r&b poet Jamila Woods generated her first major who is she?! moment beside Chance the Rapper in the “Sunday Candy” video by Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment; her LP debut Heavn answered that question a year later with a personal set of gospel-tinged rap-soul hybrids. Her new Legacy! Legacy! views the personal through a lens of cultural history. Songs are named for giants: “Miles,” “Zora,” “Eartha,” “Baldwin,” “Basquiat,” and if the connections aren’t always obvious, they’re always inspired.

Take “Zora,” which quotes folk singer Malvina Reynolds

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