BJ The Chicago Kid enlists Afrojack in lead-up track to sophomore LP, ‘Reach’

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BJ The Chicago Kid enlists Afrojack in lead-up track to sophomore LP, ‘Reach’BJ The Chicago Kid Afrojack

BJ The Chicago Kid releases “Reach,” the final taste in preparation for his second long play, 1123, set to be released July 23 through Motown Records. The singer-songwriter teamed up with Dutch house factotum Afrojack for a driving four-on-the-floor backing to the soulful piano-accompanied ballad. With an incremental energy build, the Chicago-native crooner ups his emotive tone next to jazzy snaps for an inspirational, uplifting atmosphere.

“Reach” is the third single from BJ’s upcoming project, following “Time Today” and the “Worryin’ Bout Me” featuring Offsets. The album is also set to feature Buddy, J.I.D, Anderson .Paak, Rick Ross, and more. BJ The Chicago Kid soulful prowess earned him three Grammy nominations on his debut In My Mind LP which featured Billboard chart-topping “Church” with Chance The Rapper and a collaboration featuring Kendrick Lamar, “The New Cupid.”

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

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2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »

Eddie Willis, Original Motown Funk Brother, Dies At 82

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Eddie Willis, the original Motown Funk Brother whose muted, propulsive guitar style earned him the nickname “Chank,” died Monday (Aug. 20) at age 82. More »

Migos to completely reinvent culture AGAIN next week with the release of their third LP (skoo skoo!)

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Time to start a gratitude journal, readers: first, a new “Heavy Rotation” trailer for Atlanta’s season two arrives; and now, we also get to learn that Migos’ third proper studio album, Culture II, is dropping January 26 (whoo!). The A’s favorite trio of chart breakers (last March, Quavo had 10 hits simultaneously occupying the Hot 100) had announced the album last summer and already put out two singles from it since — “MotorSport” (with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B) and “Stir Fry” (skrrrr!).

If you believe Offset’s words from an interview with Montreality, (and why wouldn’t you?), Culture II “is a masterpiece” (rrrrah!). Migos are supposedly changing, too, and creating “a whole new sound” on the new record; come to think of it, Pharrell-produced “Stir Fry” didn’t sound much like anything they’ve made before (brrrr!).

Root for Migos at the Grammys, re-visit both of their huuuuuge 2017 singles, view the artfully subtle Culture II cover art, and check out the trio’s upcoming tour dates below (hey!):

Migos tour dates:

02.07.18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Cox Convention Center
04.13-15.18 – Indio, CA, Empire Polo Club
04.20-22.18 – Indio, CA – Empire Polo Club
06.02.18 – Paris, France – Plaine De La Belle Etoile