Fresh off of his exhilarating performance at VIBE’s SXSW day party, BJ The Chicago Kid teamed up with lifestyle brand Young & Reckless for an intimate mini documentary in his hometown.
The soulful crooner invited the cameras to roll with him back to the Windy City where he opened up about his struggles to make it out of Chicago’s Southside. You’ll see BJ interacting with students, recording in the studio and more.
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Real always recognizes real, and that’s why you’ve probably heard BJ The Chicago Kid thanks to his feature work with the likes of real ones like Big Krit, and Warren G., and Freddie Gibbs to name a few. In fact, it was BJ’s signature Chicago Soul that stole the show on his 2014 TDE look that finally pushed the young champion out into the forefront. “Studio” by Schoolboy Q featuring BJ was a monster record, and inescapable on radio, clubs, and parties for nearly two summers straight. His infectious hook only brought to the masses the sentiment that many of us already knew – the kid’s a star.
After his mixtape and self-released album grind for the past decade, Young and Reckless is proud to take you on a journey as The Kid with the city in his name goes back from where he came. BJ The Chicago Kid takes us behind the scenes, and back to his Southside Chicago roots, where he speaks at his former school, walks us through his creative process, and tears down a performance at Metro in Chicago during a Kritically Acclaimed tour stop. Look for BJ The Chicago Kid’s new album “In My Mind” out now on Motown Records. It may be his best journey yet. Forever Young. Forever Reckless.