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Stream BJ The Chicago Kid’s new project ‘The Lost Files: Cuffing Season’

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Fresh off his three Grammy nominations, BJ The Chicago Kid is in the giving mood. It is the holiday season, after all. So as the story goes (in an interview with Saint Heron), BJ was in search of some files and found a missing hard drive that he forgot existed (don’t you just love when that happens?) The long lost hard drive featured a slew of unreleased joints, recorded at a long-forgotten period in BJ’s career. The result? This amazing new mixtape titled The Lost Files: Cuffing Season — his holiday gift to you.

What’s crazy is, I’d lost a hard drive in moving from a previous location and I couldn’t find this hard drive for years. And I worked on these songs with producers Dre & Vidal, Uncle Chuck, Harold Lilly [and] Dammo Farmer. It’s been so many guys I’ve had that connection with, and I think we were making some different music than what we’re making now. But in moving, I found this old hard drive that over time I was just like “yo, let me listen to these records and see what’s on here.” Because I know what I was looking for [though] it’s not even what we’re actually using on there. I was looking for something else that I’m still looking for. [laughs] I couldn’t even find what I was looking for. But I found this, and finding these songs just reignited that fire. It reminded me of songs that I grew up on. Everything from Mint Condition down to Usher, to R. Kelly, to Dave Hollister. Everything. It reminded me of that feeling. And we had to find a way to give it you guys. I just thank God that I found this drive necause we put so much time into making this music. Whether it was twelve years ago, two years ago, or one day ago, I feel like the effort and the time that we put into the music is worth being heard…

…The Lost Files: Cuffing Season] is just attributed to everything I grew up on. It’s the link, the missing link that I lost on that hard drive that I thank God I found, and I just really hope you guys enjoy it. I just want to say that real music lives forever. Timeless music.

Check it out below and read the full interview here.

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BJ The Chicago Kid honors Marvin Gaye with “Uncle Marvin”

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Fresh of this astounding three Grammy nominations, BJ The Chicago Kid returns with some new music — this time featuring some vocals of the late, great Marvin Gaye. This one is in dedication to “Uncle Marvin,” and proves that R&B hasn’t gone anywhere. BJ is that deal, now the world is respecting him, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Listen to the greatness below.

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Chance The Rapper, BJ The Chicago Kid & Kanye West nominated for multiple Grammys

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This is a big morning for Chicago music.

It comes as no surprise, but a major congrats to Chance The Rapper, who is up for one of the big four Grammy Awards, Best New Artist. On top of this major nomination, he’s dominated the hip-hop field, as he’s also up for Best Rap Performance (“No Problem”), Best Rap/Sung Performance (“Ultralight Beam”), Best Rap Song (“No Problem” & “Ultralight Beam”) and Best Rap Album (Coloring Book).

Also, hometown hero BJ The Chicago Kid has landed three major nominations as well for Best R&B Album (In My Mind), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Woman’s World”) and Best R&B Performance (“Turnin Me Up”).

Kanye also raked up quite a few nominations per usual, including Best Rap Album for Pablo.

In summation, Kanye is up for a total of 8, Chance a total of 7, and BJ a total of 3.

See the full rundown below, and congrats to the guys. See you in LA in February.

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Watch Common perform “Black America Again” alongside BJ The Chicago Kid on Jimmy Fallon

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Last night, Common stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform his important new single “Black America Again,” alongside another hometown hero who goes by the name BJ The Chicago Kid. Common and Beej killed this performance, which should help keep the world extremely excited for the Black America Again album which drops next Friday. Yes, it’s almost here.

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Solange f/ The-Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid – F.U.B.U.

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First off, let me just say that Solange’s new album, A Seat At The Table, is awesome. Seriously. The album’s super solid and as a bonus, Master P drops little bits of knowledge throughout the album via multiple interludes — yeah, Solange snapped.

Ok, back to business. Solange’s latest LP includes a very dope collaboration with Chicago’s own BJ The Chicago Kid and The-Dream titled “F.U.B.U.,” which you can stream below.

A Seat At The Table hits iTunes later tonight. Cop it twice.

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