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BJ the Chicago Kid – “Roses”

Posted: February 13, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Fresh off several nominations at last night’s Grammy’s, BJ the Chicago gets right back to business with the release of “Roses.” BJ is dealing with a woman playing hard to get, and is equally frustrated and intrigued by the chase.




When you cover a classic, you better come correct. Lalah Hathaway and BJ The Chicago both give their best for a smooth rendition of Anita Baker’s “Angel.” The addition of BJ gives this a unique take on the original while harkening back to the many male-female soul ballads we got throughout the 80s.


She wanna blaze/ I got the flamethrower

Resistance is futile as Omarion and BJ the Chicago Kid bring the essentials to the love-making rendezvous on “Game Over.” The song is the first look at Omarion’s forthcoming project, Care Package 3.


Joey Bada$$ has been putting in¬†a lot of video¬†work to support¬†for his well-received debut B4.Da.$$. “Like Me” finds the youngin’ caught in a deadly love triangle that also delivers social commentary on the trigger-happy mentality of some NY police. Joey co-directed this clip along with Nathan R. Smith.

In terms of vibe, you can put this in the same category as Method Man/D’Angelo¬†(“Break Ups 2 Make Ups”), Lost Boyz (“Renee”) and the Roots (“Break You Off”).


The 9-5 struggle is real, but SmCity and BJ the Chicago Kid show you that the grind can be accomplished in style. BJ gets his Marvin Gaye on with the background vocals and chorus, and SmCity speaks on his own tightrope walk between an office grind and his emcees goals, while also detailing the barriers facing an ex-felon trying to go straight.

SmCity’s Empire Falls drops on December 3.


Although not as memorable as most of Nas’ guest spots over the last year, Schoolboy Q’s remix for “Studio” is notable since Esco reveals his next album is already done. In addition, he reveals the project may not be on Def Jam. Could his newly launched Mass Appeal Records secure it?


Damn the studio, Q — it can definitely wait¬†when you have¬†a woman looking like that waiting at home.¬† With young crooner BJ the Chicago Kid handling chorus duties, Q rhymes on how his mind wanders to more carnal desires while completing studio work. This track is included on Schoolboy Q’s major label debut Oxymoron.