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Roy Kinsey at Red Bull Music Festival Chicago

37 minsRecorded 23 Nov 2018 at Chicago in USANext On the Floor Yesterday at 10:15pm EST
Matt Scheffer

The Chicago rapper presents lyrical poetry that’s rooted in classic hip-hop.

Roy Kinsey has had a massive year. Librarian by day, rapper by night, the Chicago native followed up a string of releases with Blackie: A Story By Roy Kinsey, a conceptual album that tells the story of his family’s move to the Midwest during the Great Migration, and what it’s like growing up as a queer black man in Chicago. In this session he performs songs from the record at the Futurehood & Friends showcase, celebrating the Chicago label as part of the Red Bull Music Festival.


Produced by Caroline Whiteley
Engineered by Oswaldo Terrones

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