15 Songs, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

BJ the Chicago Kid spent years crafting In My Mind, a dazzling merger of post-millennial R&B and vintage soul. Tender, God-fearing ballads like “Shine” and the funk-testifying “Jeremiah” sit well next to “The New Cupid,” which unfolds over a crackling stutter-step break as guest Kendrick Lamar yearns for true love amidst one-night flings. In contrast to the modern 8-bit video game flurries of “Man Down,” “Woman’s World” is a throwback ballad with a vintage ‘60s tempo that notes how times have changed since James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

BJ the Chicago Kid spent years crafting In My Mind, a dazzling merger of post-millennial R&B and vintage soul. Tender, God-fearing ballads like “Shine” and the funk-testifying “Jeremiah” sit well next to “The New Cupid,” which unfolds over a crackling stutter-step break as guest Kendrick Lamar yearns for true love amidst one-night flings. In contrast to the modern 8-bit video game flurries of “Man Down,” “Woman’s World” is a throwback ballad with a vintage ‘60s tempo that notes how times have changed since James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World.”

Explicit Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

187 Ratings

187 Ratings

InMyMindThisIsTheDopestIshEver

Golden Granger

If you love good music, this album is what you need. Go download this now. He ha written sonme of your favorite songs by the you favorite artists. Young and soulful, mixed with a little, new age, inspirational, and hip hop infused. Dont sleep on him, you might miss the dopest Kid from the Chi. Features include Chnace the Rapper, Big K.R.I.T, Jerimih, Omarion, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

Soul muisc..

naptownkid

With this album, Anderson Paak, and KING soul music is alive and well for 2016
The vocals, song writing, and production is amazing so far on this..

Long Overdue

NurseRach

Soulful therapy

About BJ the Chicago Kid

Born to church choir directors on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Bryan Sledge, aka BJ the Chicago Kid, relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 19, when he became a backup singer for contemporary gospel stars Mary Mary. Over the next several years, he appeared as a vocalist on Stevie Wonder's A Time to Love and wrote material for a mix of R&B and gospel artists, including Crystal Aikin, Shirley Caesar, Lalah Hathaway, Joe, and Kindred the Family Soul. Major strides as a solo artist were made in 2012. In February, he released Pineapple Now-Laters -- a hefty introductory showcase for his streetwise mix of vintage and modern styles. Two tracks, including an update of War's "The World Is a Ghetto," featured Kendrick Lamar. That August, he announced that he had signed to Motown, which released the Pineapple track "Good Luv'n" as a single in October. A mixtape, The M.A.F.E. Project, was released in November 2014, while one of its tracks -- "It's True," featuring ScHoolboy Q -- was issued as his second Motown single. In 2015, he continued to work toward the release of his first proper album with singles "That Girl," "Church," and "The Resume," and he was featured on tracks by Joey Bada$$, Kehlani, Jill Scott, and Dr. Dre, among several others. In My Mind arrived the following February. In 2017, he released the single "Roses." ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Chicago, IL
  • GENRE
    R&B/Soul
  • BORN
    November 23, 1984

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