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.
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.