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DJBooth.net Interviews Colin Munroe at Hennessy Artistry Showcase [Exclusive Video]

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Chicago, Ill. -- Last month, DJBooth.net had the opportunity to attend the

Hennessy Artistry Showcase

. Held at Chicago venue The Shrine and hosted by Windy City emcee

Common

, the event included a performance by

Lenny Kravitz

' daughter,

Zoë Kravitz

, as well as sets by Booth favorites

Jeremih

and

Colin Munroe

, the latter of whom rocked the stage alongside Philly octet

The Roots

.

After the show, DJBooth sat down for an interview with Munroe, the Ontarian up-and-comer who brought us such reader-approved features as "

Piano Lessons

" and "

Start a War

," in addition to earning plaudits for his guest vocals on tracks by

Wale

("

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In the

exclusive video

below, Colin Munroe gives us the inside scoop on his pre-performance drinking preferences, which #1 hitmaker and fellow Toronto resident just might appear on his next single (

cough

,

Drake

,

cough

) and his plans to drop new material in mixtape form prior to his debut's arrival on store shelves.

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