” I have a band called M&O. We were working on our first album in 2011 or 2012. We were looking for people to collaborate with, and I met Chance through a Young Chicago Authors poetry slam. “


” With lyrics, being a poet gave me a different approach than other people. “


” A lot of people get Chicago wrong. I’ve developed this protective feeling about how we’re portrayed, and at the same time, I’m acutely aware of the issues we face and the root causes of these issues. “


” ‘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. “


” I don’t sound like other people. My voice isn’t as loud and can’t do certain things athletically. “


” My artistic manifesto exists in the world as poetry. So even though most of the things that I’ve done have been on other people’s projects or could be pigeonholed in certain ways, that’s not how I perceive myself. “


” In church, the music is for everyone. People are singing off tune, loud, they’re not ashamed – it’s for their healing. That’s kind of just what I strive for, that feeling. “



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I have a band called M&O. We were working on our first album in 2011 or 2012. We were looking for people to collaborate with, and I met Chance through a Young Chicago Authors poetry slam.
With lyrics, being a poet gave me a different approach than other people.


A lot of people get Chicago wrong. I

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.
I don
My artistic manifesto exists in the world as poetry. So even though most of the things that I
In church, the music is for everyone. People are singing off tune, loud, they
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