Jamila Woods is a Chicago singer-songwriter also known for her collaboration with Chance the Rapper and Macklemore. Three years after debut full-length Heavn, she announced the release of a new album. LEGACY! LEGACY! is out tomorrow via Jagjaguwar. It features Nico Segal, Boogie, and many more. We already shared “Zora” and “EARTHA”; “Baldwin” is the new excerpt. Listen below.
According to Woods: “Baldwin is a song inspired by the work of James Baldwin, particularly the “Letter to My Nephew” in his book The Fire Next Time. He had an incredible ability to speak about whiteness in a way that was hard-hitting and nuanced, and delivered some of the most elegant reads to white America, providing me a lens to think about how I see whiteness at work in my world today.”