Jamila Woods & Chance the Rapper Link Up for Ode to Chicago 'LSD'
Chicago is having a great run with recent releases from hometown heroes Vic Mensa and Chance the Rapper. Now Jamila Woods' Chi-town pride anthem "LSD," featuring Chance, begs listeners to see the Midwestern city differently, as Chance details the city's history over a slinky beat and Jamila sings, "I won't let you criticize my city like my skin/It's so pretty/ If you don't like it, just leave it."
"When I was a kid, getting on Lake Shore Drive from the south side to go downtown was magical," Woods explained in a release. "I lived on the East Coast for a few years and people would laugh when I told them we have beaches and a lake we can swim in. I always wanted to write about that. 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. It's important to me that there's not just one story told about our city. 'LSD' is an ode to Chicago, a song for the complicated love I have for my city."
In January, Woods signed with Chicago-based indie label Closed Sessions (home to oddCouple and Kipp Stone). "LSD" marks Woods' third collaboration with Chance, following "Blessings" and Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment's "Sunday Candy."
Woods' debut project Heavn lands July 11.