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Aaron Camper Releases New EP ‘Blow’

Multi-talented, singer/songwriter Aaron Camper releases his highly anticipated EP Blow. With this project Aaron uses his craft to tell the honest trials and tribulations of a man trying to navigate his way through love. The 15-track EP includes the smooth vibrant love song, “Guns & Roses” & the up-tempo track “Know You Better”. The project is available for purchase on iTunes and can be streamed on Spotify & Soundcloud.

Aaron says:

“This project is a literal audio log of my personal journey in attempting to conquer love & life. It’s a big exhale to all the questions, frustrations & triumphs in being a creative soul.”

With “Blow”, Aaron continues to take his fans deeper into his world– highlighting his undeniable talents with smooth melodies and authentic lyrics.

Aaron is no stranger to the industry, he has worked with a myriad of artist including David Guetta, Jill Scott, Diddy and BJ The Chicago Kid. He has also shared the stage with music powerhouses such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Chris Brown. “Blow” is his reintroduction to the music scene and he is more than ready to shake up the musical landscape.

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Fly News: Salaam Remi Launches ‘Do It For The Culture’ Platform

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Salaam Remi’s label, Louder Than Life, announces a new music platform Do It For The Culture. The platform will release 50 songs every few months over the next few years. The current release features music from NO PANTY (Nitty Scott, Bodega Bamz, Joell Ortiz), The Champagne Flutes, Sex All Summer, Miraa May, Elle Varner, Mack Wilds, Miguel, and BJ The Chicago Kid.

NO PANTY consists of Bamz, Nitty and Joell who came together to do a New York style hip hop project  with a Latin twist. Champagne Flutes is a collaboration with the UK’ vocalist Terri Walker. She inspired a lot of Remi’s work over the last few years, from using orchestras in Prague along with Cuban musicians in Miami to create a blend of Sunday “chill out” music, which is one of his biggest inspirations. Sex ALL Summer consists of Salaam and a young vocalist from Baltimore. This project is “chillout cuffin season” music which is inspired by Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers and many soul classics but still at the same time living in our generation. Miraa May is a young Algerian-born London raised singer-songwriter from Tottenham North London. Her debut EP, N15, produced by Salaam and James Poyser is something to be reckoned with. Signed through Salaam’s publishing joint venture with Peer Music, Salaam has been developing Miraa for the last year and a half. 

Louder Than life is not only dedicated to developing and finding emerging talent, but also partnering with forward thinking brands and relying on the street and people to help find different forms of talent.

“I have a sweet spot for singer songwriters and for people who make music that is outside of the norm,” says Salaam, “I will continue to provide that option for artists out there so people don’t feel as if they are required to fit the mold of today’s pop trends. I look forward to giving more artists a shot at doing what they do best not just for myself, but for the culture.”

Salaam is dedicated to artist development and making sure his artists feel special in their own right. Salaam most notably worked with Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie, Estelle, Miguel, Alicia Keys and he is responsible for creating and executive producing The Fugees. His records have well surpassed 1 billion streams worldwide.

Salaam also said:

“I get excited by the reaction that we got from people, which is why I decided to put out more music – for the culture.”

Download the new release HERE.

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Derek Minor & BJ the Chicago Kid Debut Video “Until I’m Gone”

Derek Minor teams with BJ the Chicago Kid for “Until I’m Gone” visual, the third single from Minor’s sixth album, Reflection, out on Minor’s Reflection Music Group/eOne Music on October 14, and now available for pre-order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

On the song, Derek Minor raps about remembering his roots and being thankful for his success.

He rhymes:

“This for my people that struggle to pay off they light bill / In they heart man they wonder if Christ real / Or the next meal / I can tell you how that life feel.”

BJ the Chicago Kid lends his infectious soulful voice on the chorus.

The clip directed by Will Thomas features throwback video of Minor rapping when he was a young teen, as well as new footage filmed in New York and Tennessee.

“We wanted to convey that down to earth feeling,” Minor says. “No matter how high I go, I got to stay grounded. We shot some scenes where I grew up in Tennessee. I wanted it to be a family affair with people I grew up with.”

Minor has been a fan of BJ the Chicago Kid since he saw the talented singer performing on BET’s Music Matters stage.

“He’s been the soul voice of our generation,” Minor says. “He’s so versatile. Plus, he’s just a cool cat. I love that about him.”

“Until I’m Gone” follows the new digital single “Look at Me Now,” available on iTunes, and “You Know It,” the album’s first single and video.

Minor’s last two albums, 2015’s Empire and 2013’s Minorville, reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart.

Check out the video above.

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Connect with Derek Minor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thederekminor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thederekminor/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thederekminor

Website: http://www.derekminor.com/

 

REFLECTION pre-order links:

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Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d1SMHR

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2cOP1cB

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Fly News: Solange Announces New Album ‘A Seat at the Table’

Solange wants us all to take A Seat at the Table. 

A Seat at the Table will be the R&B songstress’ first full-length studio album since 2008’s Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams and follows her 2012 EP True.

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The 21-track project officially drops Friday, September 30 via Saint Records/Columbia. It will include appearances from Lil Wayne, The Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Q-Tip, Kelly Rowland, Tweet, and more.

 

Earlier this week 86 lucky fans received a book of poetry which appears to feature lyrics from the album and photos. A digital version of the book is available to view online for free.

A Seat at the Table Track List

1. “Rise”
2. “Weary” featuring Tweet
3. “Interlude: The Glory Is in You”
4. “Cranes in the Sky”
5. “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”
6. “Mad” Featuring Lil Wayne, Moses Sumney and Tweet
7. “Don’t You Wait”
8. “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”
9. “Don’t Touch My Hair” featuring Sampha
10. “This Moment” featuring Devonté Hynes and Lu
11. “Where Do We Go” featuring Sean Nicholas Savage
12. “Interlude: For Us By Us”
13. “F.U.B.U.” featuring The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid and Tweet
14. “Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)” featuring Q-Tip
15. “Interlude: “I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It” featuring Kelly Rowland and Nia Andrews
16. “Junie”
17. “Interlude: No Limits”
18. “Don’t Wish Me Well”
19. “Interlude: Pedastals”
20. “Scales” featuring Kelela
21. “Closing: The Chosen Ones”

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#EssenceFest: McDonald’s #BounceBrunch with Tank, Tyrese, Andra Day, Tigger and more

 

During the Essence Festival weekend in New Orleans, McDonald’s held an exclusive invite-only Bounce Brunch just outside of the Convention Center where the other daily festivities were being held.

The event was hosted by Tank and Tyrese with special appearances by Tigger, singer Andra Day, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guordan and PJ Morton. Our very Gabriel Williams was also on deck!

 

Guests enjoyed McD’s special All-Day Breakfast Menu, french fries, their classic beverages, and even Mimosas, along with other speciality cocktails. Special performances were held by local NOLA bands, Tank and The Bangas, and New Breed Brass Band as well. Tyrese was even onboard to serve up a few items, as he revisited his childhood days working for the veteran company, and took a few flicks with some of the employees.

Music was provided by the one and only DJ D-Nice.

It was indeed a great moment for the Essence Fest weekend!

Peep the video recap below:

Photo Credit: Cameron Roper & SFPL’s Gabriel Williams 

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BJ The Chicago Kid is the Next Artist Featured in ‘PRIMED’ [Video]

Music Choice will feature Chicago rapper BJ The Chicago Kid in PRIMED, its new artist initiative, July 1-17, 2016. The robust programming initiative gives artists unprecedented access on Music Choice including exposure on the #1 Free Video On Demand network, on TV with Mediabase reported Music Channels and interactively with Music Choice Play.

BJ the Chicago Kid’s current single “Woman’s World” will be featured on Music Choice R&B Soul Music Channel. Additional tracks from his breakout album In My Mind will also appear on Music Choice Hip-Hop and R&B and ALT R&B Music Channels along with the Hip-Hop Video Channel. This episode of ‘PRIMED’ will appear across Music Choice’s entire national footprint including On Demand, Music Channels, Musicchoice.com and the Music Choice App.

To kick off the campaign, Music Choice will air a never before seen exclusive performance entitled ‘1 Mic 1 Take’ live from Capitol Studios filmed on location in Los Angeles.

Go To: Music Choice On Demand>PRIMED

Sneakers as a Kid:

“Man I remember tryna get school shoes as a kid. It was a set amount of money for me to get shoes with. You know clothes, you gon…you gon get what you get, but shoes you had this much money. So if you wanna add and add to this to get something better than what you know you can get with this, then you do so. *pointing to sneakers* My first pair of Jordan’s ever. These are my first pair of Jordan’s ever: The Olympic Jordans. I had a choice to get these or the Air Raid’s as a kid, and I ended up getting the Jordan’s. That’s crazy! A lot of things I couldn’t get when I was a kid. I buy what I love now. You know? Why why why wouldn’t um a young man that can do. I don’t go crazy, but I have my fun sometimes. You gotta reward yourself.”

Check out the clip above.

Street life in Chicago:

“Some of my friends are you know still in the street life in Chicago and other places I just keep ‘em in my prayers. Having friends that did whatever they did in the streets and me going to church and understanding what that life is like too. I feel like the knowledge of both is what keeps me alive to this day. To understand something doesn’t mean you have to do it. A lot of ‘em um when I was a kid, and I tried to do whatever I wanted to do They were like ‘B man you rock with us, but you know this ain’t for you man.’ You know what I mean? They were very honest…and I appreciate that because peer pressure can be a lot or just pressure that don’t they don’t even know they giving you as a kid you know it, it could be a lot on your decisions um those decisions can alter your life. I could definitely not be here. Easy…easy…easy.”

Peep the clip below.

Photo: ©Music Choice/Terrance Radcliff

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SFPL MUSIC: BJ THE CHICAGO KID CELEBRATES THE 16th ANNIVERSARY OF D’ANGELO’S “UNTITLED” WITH HOMAGE EP

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​With the evolution of R&B drastically prevalent, BJ The Chicago Kid is still inspired by the simple complexities of the genre’s traditional sound – and its artists. As today marks the 16th anniversary of D’Angelo‘s “Untitled,” BJ has recreated an ear-pleasuring experience of his favorite tracks from the incomparable album, including the title track “Untitled,” “​Always In My Hair,” which also includes a mash up of “Dreaming Eyes of Mine,” ​and a fan favorite, “Send It On.”

BJ says:

“His musicality is beyond this world,” said BJ. “I had to celebrate his genius​​ ​as​ ​he continues to kill the game and make great music. It’s a new year and there’s no better way to start it off than taking it back to where it all began for me. This is real ​soul/​R&B.”

BJ The Chicago Kid ​will release his debut album early 2016, which includes his hit singles “Church” ​ft. Chance The Rapper, and recently released buzz track, “The Resume” ft. Big K​rit​.

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#TBT: BJ THE CHICAGO KID COVERS BLACKSTREET’s “Before I Let You Go” [Video]

That’s right, it’s officially #TBT (Throwback Thursday), so why not pay homage to some past R&B hits! Motown‘s own, BJ The Chicago Kid puts his soulful skills to the test as he performs an acoustic cover of Blackstreet‘s 1994 hit song “Before I Let You Go” featuring Jeff V. on the strings.

Check it out below:

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Fly Mixtape: BJ The Chicago Kid Debuts New Mixtape, Taps Rapper Casey Veggies for “The Stars”

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Grammy-nominated artist and friend of SFPLBJ The Chicago Kid warns us that the streets are watching with a newly released track entitled “The Stars” featuring Casey Veggies. The song was birth from BJ’s newest mixtape project entitled The Best of BJ The Chicago Kid, which also features appearances by: Problem, Twista, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa, Joey BadA$$ and more. The mixtape is hosted by Chicago’s own, WGCI Radio‘s “Midwest Mixtape Bully,” DJ V-Dub available now on LiveMixtapes.com

On the featured Bonus Track, harmonic-esq melodies fill the riding waves of Veggies’ flow as the duo unleashes a sultry take on their experience in the hood.

Track-listing:

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Take a listen below:

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SFPL MUSIC: OMARION FEAT. BJ THE CHICAGO KID – “GAME OVER’”

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Riding off his success of the new single “Post To Be” featuring Jhene Aiko and Chris Brown, which according to Billboard surpasses Mariah Carey‘s claim for the longest gap between chart-topping songs — not to mention being part of the hit reality show: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood — it’s quite clear that the former B2K member has earned the title of “The Comeback King”.

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While his new album Reasons has been delayed, this week, Omarion surprised fans with a new collaborative track entitled “Game Over” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, and announced the upcoming release of his music series Care Package 3 with appearances by Rich Homie Quan, Problem and songstress Kehlani.

Check out “Game Over” below:

https://soundcloud.com/omarionmmg-1/omarion-feat-bj-the-chicago-kid-game-over/s-1DXfn

 

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