Tempering sharp and powerful lyrics with a sweetly melodic voice, Jamila Woods is an activist, award-winning poet, and singer/songwriter whose inspirations include Gwendolyn Brooks and Toni Morrison, as well as Erykah Badu and Kendrick Lamar. A vital part of the creative artist community in her native Chicago, she raised her profile through collaborations with the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Chance the Rapper. As a solo artist, she specializes in an accessible yet non-commercial form of R&B that is rooted in soul and wholly modern, heard on the subsequent solo albums HEAVN (2016) and LEGACY! LEGACY! (2019), and tracks like 2022's BLVK-produced "Boundaries."