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" was 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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BJ The Chicago Kid, Sebastian Kole, and Ethiopia Habtemariam Pass The Mantel to The Next Generation
  –  January 19, 2018
EBONY teamed up with UMG to host our second Master at the University of Southen California featuring Ethiopia Habtemariam, Sebastian Kole and BJ The Chicago Kid. Passion and purpose ... their respective journies in the music business.
Talib Kweli and BJ the Chicago Kid perform “The One I Love” on Colbert: Watch
  –  January 31, 2018
Back in the fall, Talib Kweli dropped his latest full-length effort, Radio Silence. The guest-heavy record featured a number of supporting stars, from Jay Electronica to Amber Coffman. Last night, Kweli was joined by one of his cohorts, BJ the Chicago Kid ...
Talib Kweli Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid Perform 'The One I Love'
  –  January 30, 2018
Rapper Talib Kweli is joined by singer BJ the Chicago Kid for a performance from Talib's album 'Radio Silence.'
Talib Kweli & BJ The Chicago Kid Get Soulful with 'The One I Love' on 'The Late Show': Watch
  –  January 29, 2018
It was a smooth, soulful affair Monday night (Jan. 29) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as veteran Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli stopped by to perform "The One I love" featuring Chi-town crooner BJ The Chicago Kid. The tune comes from Kweli's late ...
TV highlights: ‘May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers’ on HBO
  –  January 28, 2018
Colbert (CBS at 11:35) Julie Chen, Joel Kinnaman, Talib Kweli featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Corden (CBS at 12:37) Lily Tomlin. Meyers (NBC at 12:37) John Kasich, Darren Criss, Kimbra, Nikki Glaspie.
Grammy Nominated PJ Morton’s ‘First Began’ Video Is For Nostalgic Lovebirds
  –  January 27, 2018
Speaking of sharing, if aren’t busy this Friday, and want to get up close and personal with greatness then check out our upcoming “Gumbo Unplugged” live stream with BJ The Chicago Kid, Anthony Hamilton and more! “I just wanted to show multiple ...
BJ the Chicago Kid could tell Trump 'what the hell is going on in Chicago'
  –  January 26, 2018
President Donald Trump wants to know, "What the hell is going on in Chicago?" For R&B artist BJ the Chicago Kid, who grew up on the South Side, it's not so simple. Trump publicly bemoaned gun violence in cities like Chicago and Baltimore on Friday, but for ...

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