New for this year, I thought I’d spotlight a city with rich musical history relative to Black History Month. First up: Chi-town, the windy city.

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artist – name [album]
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man [Head Hunters]
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Sweet Thing
The Five Stairsteps – Don’t Change Your Love
Curtis Mayfield – You’re So Good To Me [The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield]
Chance the Rapper – Acid Rain [Acid Rap]
Rhymefest – Sister (Feat. Mike Payne) [Blue Collar]
Kanye West – Good Life (ft. T-Pain) [Graduation]
Lupe Fiasco – Outty 5000 (Get down)
Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push [Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor]
Saukrates – Play Dis feat. Common (Instrumental) [Brick House EP]
Saukrates ft Common – Play Dis
Common – Dooin It [Like Water For Chocolate]
Common – The Light
Da Brat – Funkdafied
Da Brat – Da B Side (feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
Bo Diddley – Hit Or Miss [Ultimate Beats and Breaks]
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm – getting nasty
The Impressions – We Must Be In Love
The Impressions – We’re a Winner [interpolates winston amen]
Eddie Harris – Bold and Black(Dj Nu-Mark Remix) [Atlantiquity]
Ramsey Lewis – Do What You Wanna (Mr. Scruff’s Soul Party Mix) [Verve//Remixed 2]
Earth, Wind & Fire, Brazilian Rhyme (Remix)
Windy C – 100% Pure Poison
Staple Singers – Respect Yourself
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly [Harlem Sessions [CD 01]]
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up (DJ Ayres Baltimore Club Mix)
Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming (dj Nature Remix)
Hai Karate Allstars – Over Night Money (Mat The Alien Remix)
Neighbour – Toute Freak
A.Skillz & Krafty Kuts – come alive [Tricka Technology]
A-Skillz vs Beatvandals – Feelin Kinda Insane [Insane Bangers Vol 4]
A.Skillz – Cassius 99 (A.Skillz remix)
Cassius – 1999 (Remix Long Mix)
Donna Summer – (If It) Hurts Just A Little [DJ Oak Collection]
Low Steppa – Sometimes
Florence & The Machine – You got the love (xx remix)
BYNON & Bishop [can con] – Hey Hey (Extended)
Harrison – Wavestation [Apricity]
Freak Motif – Hot Plate [Hot Plate]
Afrodizz – O K Ou [Froots]