BJ The Chicago Kid – The Opening Ceremony

Overnight, the world received a little r’n’b, Chicago style. At midnight, BJ The Chicago Kid debuted his latest release The Opening Ceremony.

Emphasis on a little r’n’b, The Opening Ceremony is only three tracks long. But not to worry those three tracks are 12 minutes of the most soul the music industry has had in a long time. Reminding the world exactly why BJ The Chicago Kid belongs at Motown Records.

A whole lot of love, in the physical and emotional sense, over melodies only the way BJ The Chicago Kid could deliver is the best way to describe The Opening Ceremony. Engaging all the way through, though fans would have appreciated more, that 12 minutes is just enough to get them through.

The Opening Ceremony

Common Makes America Black Again

Common made history November 4th, by releasing his 11th studio album Black America Again. Monday, the hip hop icon took the social media to announce the debut of the remix to the title track.

The original “Black America Again” features music legend Stevie Wonder, however the second time around he took a more modern approach calling on fellow rappers Gucci Mane and Pusha T and another Chicago native, singer, BJ The Chicago Kid. Each giving their take on being black in America. 

The diversity delivered in the four minute track is just what hip hop needs, today. Taking time to reference several of the black people who have lost their lives to police in recent years, though positive, “Black America Again (Remix)” is a big heavy.

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