Influencers

Manifest Better Community

When I say house music, you say ____________? I’m willing to bet that “civic consciousness” wasn’t even top three on your list. Three young Chicagoans founded Manifest, an art collective and community org...

Silk & Sauce: Angel Davanport

It was an early spring afternoon when I met up with Angel Davanport. The nomadic but often-sighted-in-Chicago rapper is perhaps most known for her role as one third of the Rapper Chicks. Accompanied by fellow m...

The Constant Evolution of JMSN

Don’t ever call someone with multiple personalities crazy. After all, they might just be a goddamn genius. Case in point: musician Christian Berishaj. In a career spanning over a decade, Berishaj has performed ...

Jamila Woods: Don’t cut your tongue

The word “jamila” finds its roots in the ancient Arabic word for beautiful. It’s fitting then that Jamila Woods’ recent album HEAVN conveys a kind of beauty that is as enigmatic as her name. Through eloquent ve...