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After first making noise on a national scale through early collaborations with Danny Brown, Quelle Chris kicked off a prolific solo career of his own, including acclaimed albums such as Innocent Country with producer Chris Keys, his 2018 album ‘Everything’s Fine’ with his wife and fellow polymath Jean Grae, production work for some of indie rap’s finest, and most recently contributing to the score for the film Judas and the Black Messiah. Songs we discuss in this episode: "Ohsh" feat. Hannibal Buress (w/ Jean Grae, "Everything's Fine', 2018) "Sickum" ('Lullabies for the Broken Brain', 2016) "Birthdaze" (prod. by Swarvy) ('Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often,' 2017) "Walk By Faith" (Homeboy Sandman 'Don't Feed the Monster', 2020) "Nothing Moves" (w/ Chris Keys, 'Innocent Country', 2015) "Another Blunt" ('Shotgun and Sleek Rifle', 2013) "Black Twitter" feat. Mosel and Nelson Bandela (w/ Chris Keys, 'Innocent Country 2', 2020) Quelle Chris: quellechris.bandcamp.com cantknocktheshuffle.com questionshiphop.com instagram.com/seandammit  twitter.com/seandammit  Email: [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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