Young RJ delivers thought provoking lyrics coupled with BJ The Chicago Kid‘s soulfully finessing vocals on “Issues.” The single, produced by Young RJ and Detroit’s emerging producer, DAG, finds the Slum Village rapper and Chicago crooner complementing each other well. Previously, Young RJ and BJ The Chicago Kid worked together on “Expressive,” a single off Slum Village’s album, . . .
It’s never a bad time to revisit Little Dragon‘s Season High album, and their gorgeous new video for “Strobe Light” has given us the perfect opportunity to do just that. Filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa, the video features two male dancers in fancy hats and flowing gowns who deliver dynamic performances of their culture’s dancing. . . .
Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman got in the lab to create a more uptempo remix of Little Dragon’s spacey single, “High.” This one features guest appearances from Denzel Curry and Twelve’len. The two Floridian artists each make their mark in different ways. Little Dragon’s Season High album will available on April 14th, and can be . . .
While at the Austin airport, LAKIM saw fit to bless the world with a new instrumental called “Motherland” that pays homage to Lagos. This joint takes traditional Nigerian music and turns it into a smooth, head nodding instrumental. The Virginia bred producer is en route to take over SXSW again, but it’s clear that he’s . . .
As Little Dragon gears up for the follow up to their 2014 project, Nabuma Rubberband, they pique the world’s interest with a new single called “Sweet.” Frontwoman Yukimi Nagano explained, “it’s all about being addicted to a certain feeling, a high. Not necessarily drug related, but anything that gets you high.” Look for Little Dragon’s . . .
Tennyson and Mr. Carmack are a great combination by themselves, but when you throw BJ The Chicago Kid into the mix, things truly become next level. “Thursday” is definitely next level. Do you know how it feels to truly fall in love? This song might make you understand that feeling. Stream “Thursday” below.
February 14th is a great release date for Little Dragon‘s “High.” The Gothenberg, Sweden-based group has been largely silent since 2014, but they make their presence felt once again with this sensual new release. Watch the Ossian Melin-directed video for “High” below, and purchase the single via iTunes.
BJ The Chicago Kid drops off a new gem called “Roses,” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The soulful crooner is coming off of three GRAMMY nominations, and despite his lack of hardware to show for it, it would seem that he’s continuing to make his mark in the game with records like this. Stream . . .
A year ago today, on a cold Saturday in February, Black America was in serious need of some healing. The day before would’ve been the 21st birthday of Trayvon Martin and police were still trigger happy across the nation. The mandarin trashcan was gaining momentum in the polls. This was all during Black History Month. . . .
It’s official. Winter weather is here and if you aren’t already with bae, BJ the Chicago Kid might help with his new mixtape The Lost Files: Cuffing Season. 2016 has been a busy year for the windy city native. Showing guest appearances on albums from Solange, Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Droppa, to Smoke DZA and . . .
It’s only right that BJ The Chicago Kid‘s “Uncle Marvin” is as bluesy and slow moving as it is. The gloomy, soulful tune features a prominent Marvin Gaye sample. In the newly released visual accompaniment, we see BJ kicking back and having a good time with a few friends. Watch the video for “Uncle Marvin” . . .
BJ The Chicago Kid just received multiple GRAMMY nominations, and he keeps the ball rolling with “Uncle Marvin.” This new release pays homage to the late, great Marvin Gaye. BJ’s soulful stylings prove to be more than adequate for the task at hand. Stream “Uncle Marvin” below.
Common brings his “Black America Again” back to the forefront once more with a new remix that features verses from Gucci Mane and Pusha T. Of course, BJ The Chicago Kid is still holding the chorus down in elegant fashion. Common, Gucci Mane and Push aren’t necessarily the most expected combination, but they prove to . . .
Trap Or Die 3 is officially out in these streets, and Jeezy saw fit to follow that up with a new video for “G Wagon.” Look out for Jeezy to release another album before the end of 2016. Watch the Pilot Industries-directed video for “G Wagon” below.
Honolulu beatsmith Graves is on a hot streak with collaborations in the past month. From Team EZY and Maazel, Graves now delivers another collaboratively eminent track with King Tadashi on, “Falkor the Luck Dragon.” Wobbling synths paired with a bright and atmospheric piano melody lay the foundation for a downbeat yet groove-filled instrumental. The two exhibit how . . .