BJ the Chicago Kid

BJ the Chicago Kid



Bryan James Sledge,[1] better known by his stage name BJ the Chicago Kid (or simply BJ), is an American singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Sledge is best known for frequently collaborating with Top Dawg Entertainment recording artists Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock. He has also worked with several other prominent rappers, such as Freddie Gibbs, Warren G, Big K.R.I.T., GLC and Kanye West among numerous others.

Sledge's first work in the music industry was on a Dave Hollister record in 2001, titled "For You", which he co-wrote alongside Gerald Haddon. Sledge's vocals were first featured on a high-profile single in 2006; a song by Chicago rapper Kanye West titled "Impossible", released in promotion for the 2006 American film Mission: Impossible III. In February 2012, he independently released his debut studio album, Pineapple Now-Laters. Sledge subsequently secured a record deal with Motown, in August 2012. The label then serviced the Pineapple Now-Laters song "Good Luv'n", as Sledge's commercial debut single.



Where Do We Go from Here
Where Do We Go from Here is a song by musical artist BJ The Chicago Kid, released on July 7, 2017.
Roses is a song by musical artist BJ The Chicago Kid, released on February 13, 2017.
In My Mind
In My Mind is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter BJ the Chicago Kid.
1 Mic 1 Take
1 Mic 1 Take (Live At Capitol Studios) is an album by musical artist BJ The Chicago Kid, released on July 1, 2016.

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Goapele – Stay Ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
  –  September 8, 2017
Goapele unwraps the music video for her intoxicating and lush R&B gem, “Stay,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid. In the abstract clip, directed by Sean Alexander, the camera lens focuses in on the West Coast songstress as she picks up the pieces.
10 Best 3-Song Album Sequences of 2017, Ranked
  –  November 14, 2017
From the pairing of Anderson .Paak and Black Thought, to the soulful BJ The Chicago Kid, to a spoken-word performance from OG Busta Bust—it's a special stretch. Even when surrounded by legends old and new, Rapsody never ceases to be the center of interest.
Stream CyHi The Prynce’s No Dope On Sundays
  –  November 14, 2017
The full 15-track project, which features appearances from Ye, ScHoolBoy Q, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, BJ The Chicago Kid, Estelle and Ernestine Johnson and Jagged Edge, is available to stream here and is accompanied by an enlightening track-by-track ...
Stream CyHi the Prynce’s ‘No Dope On Sundays’ LP Early [LISTEN]
  –  November 14, 2017
As we reported earlier, the 15-song collection boasts cameos from artists Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, BJ the Chicago Kid, Estelle and Ernestine Johnson. For the NPR stream, the Atlanta native broke down each song for the listener. Although the cover ...
Listen to Cyhi The Prynce’s New Album ‘No Dope on Sundays’
  –  November 13, 2017
As we already know from the previously-released tracklist, No Dope on Sundays has features from Pusha T, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Kanye West, Travis Scott, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jagged Edge and many more. You can peep the full tracklist below.
First Listen: CyHi The Prynce, 'No Dope On Sunday'
  –  November 13, 2017
With one week to go before the Nov. 17 release of No Dope On Sundays — featuring the likes of Pusha T, 2 Chainz, SchoolBoy Q, BJ the Chicago Kid, Travis Scott and, of course, Kanye West — CyHi chronicles his come-up, track-by-track, with one foot in ...
Stream CyHi The Prynce's "No Dope On Sundays" Right Here
  –  November 13, 2017
The album features Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Estelle, Jagged Edge, Kanye West, Ernestine Johnson, BJ The Chicago Kid, & Travis Scott, but the majority of the album's finest moments come from CyHi himself, who brings out high caliber lyricism on ...
CyHi The Prynce Gets Spiritual With Kanye West, Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q & More for 'No Dope On Sundays'
  –  November 13, 2017
Concerning features, the list of guest contributors is a “who’s who” of household names and internet favorites: Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, R&B veterans Jagged Edge, BJ The Chicago Kid, and the aforementioned pair of larger-than-life superstars ...
Stream CyHi The Prynce’s Debut Album ‘No Dope on Sundays’
  –  November 13, 2017
It also boasts guest appearances from Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, Estelle, and BJ the Chicago Kid, among others. Despite the title and some of its content, the album is not a Christian rap LP. “No disrespect,” he told NPR.
Hear an Early Stream of CyHi The Prynce's Debut Album ft. Kanye West, Pusha T and More
  –  November 12, 2017
This Friday, the heralded G.O.O.D. Music writer will deliver his chronically-delayed debut album, No Dope on Sundays, featuring appearances from Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, BJ The Chicago Kid, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott and, of course, Mr. West. Ahead of the ...
CyHi the Prynce Drops “I’m Fine” with Travi$ Scott, Bodies Funk Flex Freestyle
  –  November 9, 2017
On top of “I’m Fine,” the ATLien also dropped “God Bless Your Heart” and revealed the album’s tracklist—revealing features from Pusha T, 2 Chainz, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jagged Edge, and Estelle. Mr. Davis out now.
Adria Kain Wants You To Exhale on New EP 'DECOMPRESSED'
  –  November 7, 2017
Last year, not long after she performed alongside BJ the Chicago Kid right here in Toronto, she announced that she'd be taking a hiatus from music, citing the industry's precarious nature, shady politics, and forceful grooming as part of her reasoning.

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