BJ the Chicago Kid

Diana Ross to Open, Chance the Rapper to Close as 2017 Essence Festival Reveals Nightly Lineup

Making their first Essence Festival appearances, Diana Ross and Chance the Rapper will open and close the annual concert series, respectively, at the Superdome in New Orleans (June 30-July…
Gail Mitchell, Billboard / April 6, 2017

New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid – “Roses”

BJ the Chicago Kid dropped a new track, entitled "Roses," the night before Valentine's Day. The luscious guitar-centered single also features a cover evokes the artwork…
Brian Josephs / February 14, 2017

BJ the Chicago Kid on Performing For Obama: “They Asked Me to Take People’s Minds to Another Place”

On January 10, R&B singer BJ the Chicago Kid performed the National Anthem at Barack Obama's Farewell Address in Chicago. Given just days to prepare, BJ jumped…
Brian Josephs / January 17, 2017

Stream BJ the Chicago Kid’s New The Lost Files: Cuffing Season Mixtape

Following up on yesterday's new video for the Marvin Gaye tribute "Uncle Marvin," BJ the Chicago Kid has dropped the entirety of his new nine-track mixtape, The…
Anna Gaca / December 14, 2016

Video: BJ the Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin”

BJ the Chicago Kid has given "Uncle Marvin," his tribute to Marvin Gaye, the video treatment. The singer doesn't use Gaye's likeness in the clip and…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin” ft. Marvin Gaye

BJ the Chicago Kid, who got a Best R&B Performance Grammy nomination for "Turnin’ Me Up," has delivered a Marvin Gaye tribute in the form…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

BJ the Chicago Kid and Jay Rock Share Thrumming ‘OMG’

About a month ago, BJ the Chicago Kid released his latest LP and major-label debut, In My Mind, boasting appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., and Chance the Rapper.
Harley Brown / March 12, 2016

BJ the Chicago Kid Goes Retro in Quirky New ‘That Girl’ Music Video

BJ the Chicago Kid's upcoming album In My Mind  doesn't have a hard release date, but at least the Windy City singer-songwriter has shared a fun new…
James Grebey / August 18, 2015

Nas Blesses ScHoolboy Q’s ‘Studio’ Remix With a Status Update

Nas sounds like he's doing pretty well coming off of his much deserved victory lap for Illmatic's 20th anniversary. The iconic Queens MC now appears on…
Colin Stutz / September 10, 2014

Watch ScHoolboy Q and BJ the Chicago Kid Define ‘Oxymoron’ on ‘Kimmel’

Schoolboy Q's ambitious Oxymoron is finally getting a little more late-night TV time. The Black Hippy crew member performed his Chromatics-sampling "Man of the Year" in February…
Marc Hogan / April 4, 2014

BJ the Chicago Kid: R&B Young Lion Spans Soulful Styles With a Spiritual Passion

Who: Recent Motown signee Bryan Sledge, an A-student of '70s soul with a defiantly confessional hip-hop streak, as heard loud and clear on last year's…
Brandon Soderberg / March 19, 2013

See Chance the Rapper as a Dancing Cartoon in ‘Good Ass Intro’ with John Legend

We know a good ass thing when we see it, and Chance the Rapper's new song and video, "Good Ass Intro," is accurately named indeed.
Chris Martins / March 14, 2013