Rita Jackson, a true embodiment of Chicago Is the World’s aim to bring the Chicago voice to a global audience, recently visited the studio to talk to us about the new Rita J album Lost Time dropping this month. The Chicago native has enjoyed an emcee career that began with a collaboration with underground hip hop heroes All Natural, Inc., a decade’s worth of solo recordings and multi-national performances. The January 2013 release of her single “The Dough” signals the beginning of another worldwide tour. With a dedicated following in France that developed after a handful of visits through Europe, Rita J returns to the continent for an 8-week tour with French collective C2C that begins in Montpellier, France and continues through the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany.
The January 29 edition of Chicago Is the World was syndicated on French internet radio E p RaDiO ShoW in addition to Chicago Is the World’s radio headquarters at WHPK 88.5FM Chicago and whpk.org.
Music selections courtesy of guest dj Tim Burns.