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Jamila Woods Drops Long Awaited Debut Album “HEAVN”

posted by JuicyJackie July 11, 2016

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Beautiful art work done by: Swopes

Photo by @Bradleyamurray & @WhitneyMidds

Pursuit of Dopeness loves Jamila Woods… We’ve been waiting for this album for awhile now & we’re so excited it’s out for everyone to hear. Listening to this album feels completely magical. Woods writes odes to Chicago.. healing.. love & gives a voice to those in pain. Jamila reminds you how beautiful it is to be Black. Wood’s has made an album  completely full of beautiful songs. I’m completely in awe of this album. It’s raw, real and completely empowering. This album is so important for the culture right now. Wood’s is a true poet.. activist and beautiful musician.

“I won’t let you criticize my city like my skin.. it’s so pretty. If you don’t like it.. just leave it alone..”

-“LSD” ft. Chance The Rapper.

Jamila has stepped out & showed us she’s so much more than a guest on a song.

The album features from some of Chicago’s favorites such as NoName.. Chance The Rapper..Saba..Donnie Trumpet..& features production by Odd Couple ..Peter CottonTale & Nate Fox!

Jamila on “HEAVN” 
HEAVN is about black girlhood, about Chicago, about the people we miss who have gone on to prepare a place for us somewhere else, about the city/world we aspire to live in. I hope this album encourages listeners to love themselves and love each other. For black and brown people, caring for ourselves and each other is not a neutral act. It is a necessary and radical part of the struggle to create a more just society. Our healing and survival are essential to the fight.

Please listen to “HEAVN” Continue Reading

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New Project: Odd Couple – ‘Chatterbox’

posted by Oscar June 30, 2015

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Odd Couple lands back on our pages with his new project Chatterbox. The tape comes via Closed Sessions and it’s so damned stacked with features from POD regulars Michael Christmas, Saba, Taylor Bennett, Mike Golden, The O’My’s, and Alex Wiley. That’s just to name a few!

Don’t slack on this one, it’s hot. Hear Chatterbox below. Continue Reading

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Alex Wiley feat. Mick Jenkins – “Own Man” (Prod. by Odd Couple)

posted by Oscar February 24, 2014

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Today we got a new joint from Alex Wiley titled “Own Man.” The track featuring Mick Jenkins and production work by Odd Couple, serves as the first single from Wiley’s sophomore mixtape, Village Party. The song itself is a slow burner with aggressively smooth delivery from Wiley while Jenkins keeps it cool vibe going when it’s his turn up on the mic.

Hit the jump to hear the track and see the Press Release stating the announcement of Wiley’s new mixtape. Continue Reading

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Alex Wiley Drops 4 New Tracks via Closed Sessions

posted by Oscar January 6, 2014

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It’s been a while since we’ve gotten any new Alex Wiley joints, but what better than this crazy storm to sit in and check out some new sounds from the fellow Chicagoan. Released via Closed Sessions, Wiley’s hiatus comes to a close with a batch of 4 tracks, with a total time of 10.45. The tracks are, in order, “You’re Welcome” (prod. by Odd Couple), “Make ‘Em Say Uhh,” “The Truth”(prod. by Odd Couple), “Better” (prod. by Chase Moore).

You can download/stream the new batch of songs below. Continue Reading