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BJ The Chicago Kid Pays Homage to Usher with ‘BJTCK: A Tribute To The Anniversary Of Usher’s Confessions’

I remember being pretty enamored by Usher’s 2004 Confessions. Selling over 10 million copies and garnering three Grammy awards, one being Best Contemporary R&B Album, it’s safe to say I wasn’t alone in my beliefs. Even in my youth, I recognized the value of flawless musical arrangement, lyricism and passion, and the novelty of a full length album posing…

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Audio: BJ The Chicago Kid, “Roses”

BJ The Chicago Kid dropped a new jam you may relate to if you found yourself in a tricky love situation this Valentine’s Day. Titled “Roses,” the track’s bouncy cadence sails a sea of lush guitar chords as the Chicago-hailing crooner bears witness to his own uncertain situationship. “Roses, pretty red/ She love to keep…

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ICYMI: Lalah Hathaway and BJ The Chicago Kid Cover Anita Baker’s “Angel”

The very classy and talented Anita Baker celebrated her 59th birthday yesterday, January 26th. And although she maintains an appearance as youthful as those coming up behind her, Ms. Baker’s timeless hits carry a classic resonance. Recognizing this, the equally classy and talented Lalah Hathaway paid beautiful homage to the “Sweet Love” singer by sharing…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Sings National Anthem at President Obama’s Farewell Address

Last night, Americans sat in front of their televisions/laptops to watch the nation’s first Black president bid us adieu. President Barack Obama delivered touching words live from his hometown of Chicago that inspired our hope, praised our resilience and encouraged our perseverance. While we’re all terribly sad to see him go, the night started on…

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INTERVIEW: BJ The Chicago Kid Premieres ‘The Lost Files: Cuffing Season’ Mixtape

I’ve always believed, from personal experience, that music heals. So with that, BJ The Chicago Kid is a true musical medicine man to me. An incredible vocalist and insanely talented songwriter, I happen to think he’s the reason passion and romance have returned to lustful desire in music. So when the opportunity to interview the…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Releases “Uncle Marvin” Visual

BJ The Chicago Kid has shared a visual for his posthumous collaboration with Marvin Gaye, “Uncle Marvin.” The song, which samples Gaye’s phenomenal deep cut “Cleo’s Apartment,” maintains its classically soulful feel even with the modern old soul’s flair. In fact, BJ’s already perfectly vintage vocal texture adds a sweetened touch to Marvin’s lush harmonies.…

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Audio: BJ The Chicago Kid, “Uncle Marvin” feat. Marvin Gaye

Still levitating from his 3 Grammy nominations, BJ The Chicago Kid has just unleashed “Uncle Marvin,” featuring vocals from none other than Marvin Gaye. The soulful song pulls its piano-loaded inspiration from the late legend’s “Cleo’s Apartment” as BJ appreciates his partner for her support and unconditional love. This track marks the second posthumous duet between the two, since teaming up on…

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Get Into It: SiR

SiR’s latest EP HER solidified the already obvious certainty that the industry could use a fresh wind on the R&B/Soul side. But who is SiR? Where’s he from? What’s he about? And what makes him so necessary? Born to a family of musical geniuses, the Inglewood native is about undiluted, contamination-free storytelling. He is a…

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Could Male R&B Be In A State of Emergency?

In a time where many artists are opting for the singer-meets-rapper route and female pop anthems are in abundance, it seems that the male perspective of R&B has been tarnished and dare I say it, forgotten. Taking a back seat to aggressive diatribes of overtly sexual conquests that are bound to be a hit these…

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Anderson. Paak Makes Directorial Debut & Stars In Double Music Video For “The Season/Carry Me” & “The Waters”

Anderson. Paak  is on a roll for 2016. After the announcement from Beats By Dre to premiere a documentary in his honor and a slew of live performances since the start of the year, he returns this week with two new self-directed music videos that he created in combination with the assistance of Chris Le.…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Shifts the Narrative On Love In “The New Cupid” Video Featuring Kendrick Lamar

In complete contrast to his latest “Love Inside,” Chi-town singer BJ the Chicago Kid teams up Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar and comedian Hannibal Buress for a take on love in his visual for “The New Cupid.” Lifted from his recently released major label debut,  In My Mind, the song finds BJ crooning soulfully about how…

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BJ The Chicago Kid Delivers an Acoustic Video of “Love Inside”

Since the release of his debut album, In My Mind, BJ The Chicago Kid has kept us falling in love with his signature acoustic performances. From Donnell Jones’ “Where I Wanna Be” to Blackstreet’s “Before I Let You Go,” the Motown Records artist delivers yet again with an infectious R&B ballad of his own single,”Love…

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