All bias aside, BJ the Chicago Kid‘s album, Pineapple Now-Laters, is one of the dopest projects I’ve heard in a minute. But when you include the bias, as a Chicago native, I’m extra super charged about it. As an artist, his name may be new to most people but BTCK is no stranger to the industry. I highly recommend everybody get familiar with the homey and his catalog. In the meantime, snack on Pineapple Now-Laters and I guarantee you might catch a cavity.
Get the album on iTunes.
Chicago’s own, Prez (@PREZART on Twitter), just released another joint in anticipation of his March 12th release – PREZidential.
Check it out below and #FollowTheCampaign
PREZ – 2 Fingas 1 Love
A friend of mine (shout out to Afua) from high school (shout out to the Dolphins) introduced me to this song/group. Extremely powerful message. Check it out and let them know what you think.
The Ones (Khari Lemuel and YAW) – SYDL
More than Black History Month, February is also a time to celebrate Black Music History (and future). Yesterday we celebrated the life and legacy of Bob Marley. Today belongs to Dilla. James Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J. Dilla aka Dilla Dog is as synonymous with hip hop as his hometown, Detroit, is to Motown. Once he got his hands on hip hop music, he changed it forever. He did for music what Steve Jobs did for technology. Or what Michael Jordan did for sports. Or the Wright brothers for travel. His influence is landmark.
Check out a few of my favorite Dilla joints…
Fall In Love
What’s your favorite Dilla joint(s)?
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain…” – Bob Marley
On this day in 1945 a legend was born. Robert Nesta Marley, known to the world as Bob Marley, was given to this planet for a purpose – to heal. He was an instrument from the ether and through his music, a revolution was birthed and nurtured. Salute the legend!
“I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.” – Bob Marley
Them Belly Full
I’m late posting this song…but the song is right on time. Another gem from BJ the Chicago Kid‘s upcoming release Pineapple Now-Laters (that title is super Chicago too). And as a bonus, he brought Kendrick Lamar along with him.
Check out His Pain…