Chicago-born prodigy Jamila Woods has emerged as a once-in-a-generation voice. Described by Pitchfork as “vital, resonant protest music that sounds like a children’s playground” and ranked #36 on their best albums of 2016, Woods’ debut HEAVN is the best representation of Jamila herself: strong in her roots and confident in her ideas. Widely known for her collaborations with Chance The Rapper (‘Blessings’ – watch her perform it on  Jimmy Fallon here), Jamila Woods is a huge addition to SM 18. Bringing tracks like ‘LSD’ and the ultra smooth ‘Holy’, her sound bops like ‘90s hip-hop while flowing through a river of gospel and R&B. Hot off a stint in Europe and across the US, Jamila Woods is absolutely essential.  Watch her gorgeous full live set on Seattle’s KEXP back in June here.