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Kevin Coval’s Playlist is a Love Letter to Chicago

What is Louder Than a Bomb founder Kevin Coval listening to?


Author, poet, editor and founder of the annual Louder Than a Bomb festival, Kevin Coval is an all-around champion for Chicago. The artistic director for Young Chicago Authors is immersed in the culture of the city — whether he’s setting it or uncovering the next big thing. We asked Coval to pull together a playlist of his favorite Chicago music — and it’s a true love letter to the city’s veterans like Common and Kanye to up-and-comers like BJ the Chicago Kid, Jamila Woods and Joey Purp.

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