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.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Isabella
In similar fashion as Wiz Khalifa, BJ The Chicago Kid just made his upcoming album, In My Mind, available for pre-order on iTunes today. Dropping February 29, the 15-track effort will boast features from Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Big K.R.I.T, Buddy, and more. Those willing to fork over the bread early will receive this new record for free as an instant download called “Love Inside” featuring Isabella.
Anderson .Paak Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
Anderson .Paak's breakout 2015 -- highlighted by his stunning appearances on Dr. Dre's Compton and The Game's The Doc 2.5 -- scored him studio time with some of the hottest session musicians in the world, namely bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Chris Dave.
Untitled (D'Angelo Tribute)
BJ The Chicago Kid
Yesterday was the first day of 2016, and it also happened to be the 16th anniversary of D'Angelo's "Untitled," certainly one of the best R&B singles of the past 16 years, perhaps of all time. To honor the occasion, BJ the Chicago Kid has released a mini-mix during which he sings over top of three D'Angelo classics, finishing with "Untitled." He begins by adding some vocals to D'Angelo's 1997 cover of Prince's "Always in My Hair" before segueing into two tracks off his 2000 album Voodoo: "Send It On" and, the grand finale, "Untitled."
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Jeremih & Lil Durk
Back in August, BJ The Chicago Kid debuted a collaboration with Chance The Rapper and Buddy, "Church." The record juxtaposed the idea of partying/sinning with one's religious beliefs, and how to balance both. BJ sings on the hook, "she says she wanna drink, do drugs and have sex tonight, but I have church in the morning," followed by "hopefully we can go to heaven." It's an interesting concept, and not one we often see tackled wi
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
BJ The Chicago Kid is getting ready to drop off a new album in early 2016 called In My Mind, and today we’re treated to another offering from it. Following up the Joey Badass-featured video for “Nothin But Love,” from earlier this week, the Grammy nominated artist decides to return today with one for us called “The Resume” featuring Big K.R.I.T.
Omarion Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
It's November, which can only mean one thing -- a new Omarion project is on the way. Last year we thought he was coming with Care Package 3, but instead he released Sex Playlist, his debut album with MMG.
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Chance The Rapper & Buddy
BJ The Chicago Kid has spent years giving other notable artists his featured-touch, but now it’s his turn to take on the spotlight. With his debut album, In My Mind, right around the corner, the Chicago crooner decides to come through just in time for the weekend and share his highly-anticipated Chance The Rapper-featured cut titled “Church,” which also features Buddy on it.
Nothin But Love
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Joey Bada$$ & Hannibal Buress
BJ the Chicago Kid is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest crooners in the world of hip hop. His upcoming album In My Mind will feature appearances from Chance The Rapper, OG Maco and Kendrick Lamar, and today he ropes Joey Bada$$ and Hannibal Buress to contribute to his latest track "Nothin But Love." Utilizing a luscious piano line, "Nothin But Love" borrows the hook from Heavy D & The Boyz' 1994 classic "Nuttin But Love."
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. OG Maco
Other than his steady stream of features on other peoples' tracks, we haven't heard too much from crooner BJ The Chicago Kid since he dropped his great compilation The MAFE Project last year.
Skeme Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
Today it's our pleasure to announce Skeme's next project, Ingleworld 2, and bring you the first track from it. It's called "Khalil's Song" and features BJ The Chicago Kid.
It's True (Remix)
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Punch
Though we still haven't heard the hopefully forthcoming "All Day" remix, we're glad K-Dot decided to help out on this all-TDE remix of BJ The Chicago Kid's "It's True". The original, part of BJ's latest mixtape The M.A.F.E. Project, features Schoolboy Q, and BJ decides to go back to TDE for the remix, enlisting King Kendrick and Punch, TDE's president, who, as you can see, does some mean rapping.
Down For You
Kehlani Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
The future has never looked brighter for both Kehlani and BJ The Chicago Kid, two angelically-voiced R&B singers who broke out last year with their rather retro approaches to the genre. Today, their paths cross on "Down For You," a track that finds them gelling like two longtime collaborators.
Where I'm From
BJ The Chicago Kid Feat. J. Ivy
Chicago has a rich history of rap, and it's sound continues to grow every day. Alongside drill, bop, and footwork is an artist like BJ The Chicago Kid, who often looks back to past music of his region to find inspiration. "Where I'm From" is a take off of Anthony Hamilton's 2003 record of the same name. While Hamilton doesn't actually hail from Chi, his close work with Kanye West ties him to the city forever.