Kweku Collins

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2016

We listen to a lot of music here at Stereogum -- it's sort of our job! -- and every year, we attempt to codify all…
Stereogum | November 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm

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Can You Say Chi City? Chance The Rapper & Family Turning Chi-Raq Back Into Chicago

The first time anyone heard the term "Chiraq" was when Chicago drill rapper King L (then King Louie) dubbed his hometown Chiraq, Drillinois in 2009.
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:05 am

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

It's fitting that Kweku Collins (pronounced kway-koo) is from just outside of Chicago. The 19-year-old rapper and Evanston, Illinois native lives just beyond the fray…
Collin Robinson | April 8, 2016 - 10:45 am

More Kweku Collins stories

Kweku Collins – “Sisko And Kasidy” (Feat. Ajani Jones)

We named Chicagoland rapper Kweku Collins an Artist To Watch in 2016, and his energetic performances and adventurous releases since then have continued to fuel…
Gil Green | July 6, 2018 - 9:15 am

Ric Wilson – “Sinner” (Feat. Kweku Collins, Rane Raps, & Nick Kosma)

Ric Wilson came up in the Chicago rap scene through Young Chicago Authors, the same creative writing and poetry program that helped launch the careers…
Peter Helman | May 9, 2018 - 5:35 pm

Kweku Collins – “Home Tree” (Feat. Femdot)

We made Illinois rapper Kweku Collins an Artist To Watch last year, and seeing him perform at SXSW this year really validated that decision for…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2017 - 9:33 am

Kweku Collins – “Aya” (Feat. Allan Kingdom) Video

Rapper/producer Kweku Collins released a follow-up to last year's stellar full-length debut, Nat Love, in the form of a stacked nine-track EP Grey back in…
Kim Ilkowski | June 8, 2017 - 12:24 pm

Stream Kweku Collins’ New Grey EP

Kweku Collins' debut full-length Nat Love impressed us enough that we named him an Artist To Watch and one of the best new artists of
Peter Helman | April 28, 2017 - 12:25 am

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

SXSW 2017 Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

Ahead of South By Southwest, Stereogum is highlighting a handful of our Band To Watch alumni who have busy schedules at this year’s festival. If
James Rettig | March 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Kweku Collins – “International Business Trip”

Artist To Watch Kweku Collins released his debut album, Nat Love, last year, and he's following that up with a new EP called grey that's…
James Rettig | February 28, 2017 - 11:36 am

Kweku Collins – “The Outsiders” Video

19-year-old Illinois Artist To Watch Kweku Collins is rightfully enjoying the biggest year of his career. After inking with budding Chicago imprint Closed Sessions, he…
Collin Robinson | December 7, 2016 - 2:50 pm

Kweku Collins – “jump.i” Video

Illinois up-and-comer and Artist To Watch Kweku Collins released his excellent album Nat Love this past spring. Today, in tandem with the announcement that the…
Collin Robinson | November 22, 2016 - 12:13 pm

oddCouple – “Love Above” (Feat. Jamila Woods & Kweku Collins)

Young Chicagoland talents Jamila Woods and Kweku Collins both cracked our list of 2016's best new artists today, and they've teamed up on a new…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2016 - 2:11 pm

HAIM, Pusha T, Charli XCX + SOPHIE Playing Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA 2016

Red Bull Sound Select is returning to Los Angeles for a third year for their 30 Days In LA event series, which takes place at…
James Rettig | September 13, 2016 - 10:05 am

Jamila Woods – “LSD” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)

Jamila Woods has her own project in the pipeline! She's managed to vacuum shine like a blackhole in guest spots on the Social Experiment's "Sunday
Collin Robinson | July 7, 2016 - 12:20 pm