BJ The Chicago Kid
BJ the Chicago Kid scored three Grammy nominations on the strength of his debut album In My Mind: Best R&B Album, Best R&B Performance and Best Traditional R&B Performance. BJ celebrates today by releasing a tender new Marvin Gaye tribute called "Uncle Marvin."
Play With My Hair
As the first track you may be hearing from Atlanta-based Kelechi, "Play With My Hair" is an absolute triumph. Any artist who sings and raps at the level that Kelechi brings it deserves shine pronto. Although his Soundcloud indicates he's an ATL dude, most of his connections seem to be in the new school Chicago scene that revolves around Chance The Rapper. Among Kelechi's past collaborators are BJ The Chicago Kid, Kweku Collins, Taylor Bennett, and Peter Cottontale & Nate Fox from The Social Experiment.
Black America Again (Remix)
Common Feat. Gucci Mane, Pusha T & BJ The Chicago Kid
Gucci Mane and Pusha T, two artists not usually associated with socio-political hip-hop, appear on the surprising new remix of Common's "Black America Again," a track that seems to be taking on great political importance, ranking up there with the Chicago veteran's most inspiring work. The new version of the song also features BJ The Chicago Kid on the hook.
Smoke DZA Feat. Jadakiss, Styles P & BJ The Chicago Kid
Smoke DZA and Pete Rock have unveiled the second single, "Milestone," off their upcoming joint album, Don't Smoke Rock. The new track follows "Limitless," which dropped at the end of last month and featured fast-rising Harlem rapper Dave East. "Milestone" features two of The LOX's three members in Jadakiss and Styles P as well as BJ The Chicago Kid, who sounds like a classic soul man on the hook.
Gary Soulz Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
New to the site, Gary Soulz is an up & coming artist out of Boston who’s making waves today thanks to his new single “Issues” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. Over the smooth & jazzy production from Flexxington Don, Gary & BJ paint a picture of everyday “issues” in society, including losing your job, insecurity issues & police brutality to name a few of them. No word yet as for where this will end up, but hopefully there’s more to come.
Wale, BJ The Chicago Kid & Chaz French
There have been a few recent soundtracks that have awarded hip-hop fans with a wealth of new music.
Thane Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Anderson .Paak
Track #3 on Anderson .Paak's modern masterpiece Malibu is of the most grooving and soulful songs of the year, "The Waters," produced by Madlib and featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Today, .Paak and BJ reunite on "Responsibilities," a new track from upstart Milwaukee producer Thane.
OG Maco Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
OG Maco has just shared his Breathe 2 (Part 1) project, and the opening track finds hime teaming up with an unlikely, but ultimately complimentary collaborator, BJ The Chicago Kid. As Maco delves deeper into atmospheric auto-tune experimentation, BJ brings some textured, sweet vocals on the hook, while Maco goes for an impossibly aggressive delivery, making for something that sounds like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy meets Flockaveli.
What's Going On (45th Anniversary Duet)
BJ The Chicago Kid & Marvin Gaye
Yesterday, June 24, was the 45th anniversary of a classic Motown album: Marvin Gaye's What's Going On. In celebration, Motown released a What's Going On EP on 10" vinyl that includes three different versions of the renowned title track. There's the original mono single of "What's Going On," not included on the 1971 LP, and there are two newly recorded versions of the song, a "Coffeehouse Mix" and a posthumous duet with BJ the Chicago Kid, who recently signed to Motown himself.
Hold Me Down
Dave East & BJ The Chicago Kid
Between the new XXL Freshman cover and his unimpeachable Eastmix series, Dave East is officially en fuego. After joining forces with FAT Trel on yesterday's "All My Life," he links up with Chicago crooner BJ the Chicago Kid on a new track called "Hold Me Down."
Scotty ATL Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
It was only a month ago that Scotty ATL teamed up with B.o.B for an entire mixtape of music, Live & Direct, for which they've since delivered a visual for "Fantasies." As we enter a new month, and get closer and closer to the summer, Scotty ATL delivers the ultimate anthem to keep your grinding
DJ Carisma Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid & Casey Veggies
As if the collab “OMG” from BJ The Chicago Kid & Jay Rock wasn’t enough for us today, DJ Carisma just dropped a second record from the Motown this evening called “Naturally” featuring another West Coast spitter, Casey Veggies.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Jay Rock
BJ The Chicago Kid released his debut album In My Mind last month, and somehow this track with Jay Rock didn’t make the cut. BJ originally shared “OMG” as a video in promotion of the album, and people were not happy that it didn’t appear on the record.
The New Cupid
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar
If you need some good ol' fashioned soul, BJ The Chicago Kid will do the trick. The singer is finally releasing his In My Mind album, which has been in the works for a minute now. He actually teased the Kendrick Lamar feature almost a year ago, and today, along with the entire album stream, we've received "The New Cupid."
Stars and Lights
Rockie Fresh Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
Rockie Fresh just dropped his project The Night I Went To… in January, but he’s already got another fantastic track in form of "Stars and Lights," a collaboration with BJ The Chicago Kid. So recent after his last project, the most logical explanation is that was left off his last mixtape. No confirmation on that from either Rockie or BJ’s camps though.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Buddy & Constantine
BJ The Chicago Kid continues to roll out new music leading up to the release of his highly anticipated new album In My Mind on February 19. After hitting us with songs like “Church,” “Love Inside,” & “Turnin Me Up” recently, the Chicago kid decides to keep it moving and share another pre-order release today called “Man Down” featuring Buddy & Constantine.
Turning Me Up
BJ The Chicago Kid
A few months ago, BJ the Chicago Kid came by the HNHH studio to perform an acoustic rendition of then-unreleased "Turning Me Up." It was at once casual -- the guitar player was basically lying down -- and skin tight. To this day, it is the most impressive thing ever to happen at HNHH. The official "Turning Me Up" music video is now out. BJ vibes out with his band in the studio. With the cold groove this drummer and bassist are laying down, you wish they'd let that extended instrumental outro ride out all day.
Jay IDK Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
Jay IDK and BJ The Chicago Kid have confession to make on their new song “Cookie Addiction.” The two reveal their affinity for females, specifically in the bedroom. Jay IDK spits two verses and BJ The Chicago kid sings a smooth hook that is sure to get him more…cookies. The beat is the perfect mix of bouncy drums, chilled out vocal samples and space age synth work. The track also features unnamed female vocals at the beginning and end of the song.
Church (West Coast Remix)
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Anderson .Paak
On February 19th, BJ The Chicago Kid will release his anticipated major label debut called In My Mind. Laced with 15 tracks, the follow up to The M.A.F.E. Project will feature guest appearances from Chance The Rapper (“Church”), Big K.R.I.T. (“The Resume”, Buddy, and more.
Bobby Hagens Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
From Goldlink to Logic, from Fat Trel to Chaz French, the DMV has one of the most diverse hip hop scenes in the United States. 23-year-old Bobby Hagens is of these exciting new faces on the burgeoning DMV scene, and he makes his HNHH debut today with "Lost Wild" feat. BJ The Chicago Kid. Produced by Isaiah Myles, "Lost Wild" explores a variety of tough topics in Hagens' life -- visiting his dad's grave, facing inequality everyday, fatherhood ("See I just had a daughter/ so every song I go harder"). BJ's gospel harmonies give the track the feeling of a confessional.