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Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
BJ The Chicago Kid with Rayana Jay & Kamauu
Tue September 24, 2019 8:00 pm PDT (Doors: 7:00 pm )
$20.00 - $50.00
With his second major label full-length album, 1123, BJ The Chicago Kid is already establishing his legacy as a multi-talented singer and hyper-creative artist. His major label debut, 2016’s In My Mind, was nominated for three Grammy Awards and helped gain him recognition as one of R&B’s major players.

Now gathering upwards of a million global streams per week in 2019, BJ has cemented that status by keeping in constant motion. Since the release of In My Mind, he has performed at President Barack Obama’s 2017 farewell address, released an original EP and accompanying short film (2018’s The Opening Ceremony), and appeared on myriad cover songs and collaborations, from H.E.R.’s “Could’ve Been” remix to the sole feature on the remastered anniversary edition of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ title track alongside Gaye’s original vocal itself. 

BJ, who includes Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Jodeci, and PJ Morton alongside Gaye on his inspirational Mount Rushmore, has worked with industry icons like Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, and Warren G and collaborated with current pop heroes like Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, H.E.R., Anderson. Paak, and more. Naturally, all these landmarks deserve one hell of a party to honor one who is clearly on his way to legend status. As it happens, his new album 1123 is just that - as those digits represent BJ’s late November birthday.

 

Much of 1123 was written and recorded on the road and in different locations. Working in this manner forced him learn efficiency and to get straight to the gold, as he says, and allowed him to incorporate many different influencing experiences as well. 

“Because I travel so much, other things in my life get neglected, and coming back home to deal with those life things was a big part of my writing for this album,” he says. “Touching life, smelling it and seeing it allowed me to describe it better in these songs. I have to go through some shit, I gotta love somebody, but life happens whether I choose it to or not. The bills are gonna be there, I still need to go see Mom…upholding my end of that responsibility is a cool thing that factors into the music. We all have responsibilities, so to communicate them and share that common ground is one of the reasons we’re here. The whole point of being an artist is to connect with the people, and without living there’s no connection.”

By the time 1123 has reached its end, the full scope of BJ’s genre-blending abilities is clear, leaving the listener wowed, replenished, and inspired.

VIP package includes:

  • VIP early entry into the venue
  • Exclusive meet & greet with BJ the Chicago Kid
  • Personal photograph with BJ the Chicago Kid
  • Specially designed tour poster autographed by BJ the Chicago Kid 
  • Official VIP meet & greet laminate
  • Very limited availability 
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