One of my absolute favourite musical discoveries of the past couple years is the incredibly talented, velvet-voice R&B artist BJ The Chicago Kid. Having quickly risen to attention following a slew of mixtapes and collabs with artists like Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa and Big K.R.I.T, 2015 was his biggest year yet, with spotlight features on some of the best hip-hop and R&B albums of the year, including Dr Dre‘s long-awaited Compton, Joey Bada$$‘ B4.DA.$$ and Jill Scott‘s Woman. Just last week, he featured on Anderson .Paak‘s brilliant debut Malibu. Now, finally, BJ has announced a debut album of his very own.
Titled In My Mind, the fifteen-track offering is set to feature hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper and Big K.R.I.T among others.
The announcement comes along with a stunning new single Love Inside, which you can watch and listen to below.
BJ The Chicago Kid will release In My Mind on February 19 via Motown Records.
In My Mind Tracklist:
2. Man Down (feat. Buddy and Constantine)
3. Church (feat. Chance the Rapper and Buddy)
4. Love Inside (feat. Isabella)
5. The Resume (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
7. Wait Til the Morning (feat. Isa)
8. Heart Crush
9. Jeremiah/World Needs More Love (feat. Eric Ingram)
10. The New Cupid (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
11. Woman’s World
14. Falling on My Face
15. Turnin’ Me Up