BJ The Chicago Kid Pays Tribute To "Untitled" With "A Salute To D'Angelo"
To mark the new year, BJ The Chicago Kid continues to prove that he’s a student of the R&B game.
In the past the Motown Records signee has paid tributes to R. Kelly, The Isley Brother and Aaliyah with flawless aplomb. As we dive deeper into 2016, BJ honored another legend and familiar face here at OKP. January 1, 2000 marked the 16th anniversary of D’Angelo‘s sweat-filled, panty-dropping cut, “Untitled” (How Does It Feel?), and Chicago’s charismatic crooner has stepped up to cover that as well as some other standouts from the Voodoo mastermind’s catalogue.
Released on BJ’s own SoundCloud page, the ageless artist includes the Paisley Park cut, “She’s Always In My Hair,” including two joints from the album, “Send It On,” as well as the aforementioned “Untitled” track. “His musicality is beyond this world,” BJ The Chicago Kid said of D’Angelo via a press release. “I had to celebrate his genius by paying homage to his legacy while 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 has had a celebrated 2015 with appearances on Dr. Dre‘s Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre this past summer, plus appearances alongside Big K.R.I.T. and Chance the Rapper. It looks as if 2016 is full of limitless possibilities for BJ The Chicago Kid, and we can’t wait to see what’s next from the talented act.
Check out his A Salute To D’Angelo EP, honoring the soulful legend, by pressing play on the stream below: