Follow The Beat On Twitter: Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Before embarking on their joint tour, BJ and Ro James went to studio for a photoshoot in the accompanying visual to their recent Jodeci remake. Coming to a city near you. The Latest:

Follow KYS On Twitter: Chicago Producer iLL Brown of TeamBackPack returns with the 1st leak off his new Ep entitled “Don’t Forget The Dope” comprised of unreleased material from Hip-hop heavy weights such as Freddie Gibbs, BJ The Chicago Kid, Casey Veggies and many more! Release Scheduled for fall 2017. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! […]


this is a classic… period. You decide… #SMASH if you like it or #TRASH if you don’t??                       NEW and NOW | Sage The Gemini “Do Not Disturb” [EXPLICIT] NEW and NOW | Berner “For The Low” [EXPLICIT]    

Chicago native and rap icon Common displayed immaculate storytelling prowess during Thursday's "Tonight Show" while performing the title track off his forthcoming album, 'Black America Again.'

Common has a message for ya, with his powerful performance on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. His album Black America Again drops November 4. Pre-order here.

HBO celebrated the premiere of its new comedy series Insecure starring Issa Rae in Brooklyn, New York, this past weekend.

In between live sets, press conferences and visiting booths in the NOLA Convention Center, we found time to check out the new artists roaming around the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. For this week’s five-track selection, we rounded up videos by the noteworthy up-and-comers we had the chance to meet and see. Get acquainted below.   BJ The Chicago Kid – “Turnin Me Up” (Live) […]

ESSENCE Festival 2016 is finally upon us, and with festivities just hours away, ESSENCE has announced they will celebrate the life of Prince with a New Orleans-themed tribute on Sunday (July 3).

For his interpretation of James Brown’s classic, BJ The Chicago Kid performs his ode in front of his mother in his heartfelt visual. The track is off his latest effort, In My Mind which you can grab here. Encore!

Never thought we'd see these two collaborate together, but we like it.

With comedian Hannibal Buress filling in for Cupid, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kendrick Lamar help sprinkle some love through the power of music. BJ’s Off In My Mind available here.

The deluge of news and clips after Phife Dawg's passing shouldn't be a surprise.