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Angel Davanport is back on her own terms: 'Rap is such a popular sport. Everybody wants to be famous. I want to leave a legacy with my art'

CHICAGO - "Imagine a bunch of frat boys in Norway, white frat boys – like bros, in the crowd screaming "My p----'s Jesus," laughed rapper/singer Angel Davanport, recalling a moment from a performance of her latest single "Jesus" from her 2018 EP "Sore But Grateful" during last year's European tour (her very first).

"I was like 'Oh my god.' It blew my mind to see the power in that, and for it to mean something different to every person; for women and men, trans people in the audience, and queer people and nonbinary people. That just changed the way I looked at all of my writing. And I wasn't even supposed to play, I was there to do merch."

The first time I saw Angel Davanport, then known as Angelenah, she was on stage at North side venue Schubas with Rapper Chicks - the group she co-founded with the late Henny B (who passed away in March 2018) - alongside fellow member, rapper Psalm One and then-member Fluffy. It was November 2015

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