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Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard Album Tracklist Features Dr. Dre, Q-Tip, J. Cole & More

Anderson .Paak is gearing up to release his highly-anticipated third solo studio album, Oxnard, on November 16. Earlier this month, the singer, MC, drummer, and producer dropped the single "Tints" with Kendrick Lamar. Now, fans get to find out all who are slated to be on the Cali native's Aftermath Entertainment... Read more

Rapsody’s Album Tracklist Features Some Of The Best MCs, But She’s In The Driver’s Seat

UPDATE: One day after confirming the features, Rapsody has shared the tracklist to Laila's Wisdom: The September 22 album tracks are as follows. The "Oooweee" collaboration with Aftermath Entertainment's Anderson .Paak previously appeared on late 2016's Crown EP. 1. "Laila's Wisdom" 2. "Power" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker) 3. "Chrome... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid Was Part Of History Last Night. Here’s How His Story Began (Video)

Chicago recently hosted President Barack Obama's official farewell event, a bittersweet moment in which the 44th commander-in-chief of the United States said a tearful (but uplifting) goodbye. Beyond his farewell address, the event included musical performances, including one from the Windy City's own BJ the Chicago Kid. Many Heads likely... Read more

Common & The Roots Join Forces To Break The Cycle Of Ills Facing Black America (Video)

Earlier this month, Common was a surprise guest at The Roots Picnic New York. There, the Things Fall Apart, Rising Down, and Wake Up! featured MC performed his single "Black America Again" with The Roots crew in the misty rain for all of Bryant Park to hear. Last night (October 27),... Read more

BJ the Chicago Kid Sings His Way Through His Musical Influences (Video)

Steadily rising as one of this generation's most gifted Soul artists, BJ the Chicago Kid has come a long way since his appearance on Kendrick Lamar's debut album, 2011's Section.80. The singer-songwriter released In My Mind in February, following up his 2012 full-length debut Pineapple Now-Laters and with it came... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid & Kendrick Lamar Fight Hannibal Buress’ Cupid With An Old-Fashioned Love Song (Video)

Ever think about the kind of chaos that could happen if Cupid went rogue? That's exactly what happens in BJ The Chicago Kid's video for "The New Cupid." The song is a throwback old school Soul ballad, with BJ joined by Kendrick Lamar on a verse and Raphael Saadiq on... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid & Kendrick Lamar Make A Timeless Hip-Hop Soul Ballad (Audio)

On several occasions, Kendrick Lamar and BJ The Chicago Kid have made powerful music together. Long before both artists had major label paperwork on the table, these two found an overlapping ability to uphold the bygone skills in a way the youth could easily digest. From BJ's upcoming In My... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid Celebrates D’Angelo On A Special Anniversary (Audio)

BJ The Chicago Kid has stepped into the role of one of Motown Records' biggest male soloists. While the Illinois native's albums have been lower-key in the case of 2012's Pineapple Now-Laters, he is gearing up for a hefty 2016 care of In My Mind. Meanwhile, as BJ's discography is... Read more

Slum Village’s Latest Dilla-Produced Joint Is Hot Like A Day At The Beach (Video)

Detroit, Michigan is a Midwest Motor City that's often portrayed as cold, gray, and with lake-effect wind. For 20 years, Slum Village has been making feel-good, radiating music that warms the ear-buds, the heart, and the speakers. For the J Dilla-produced "Expressive," T3, Illa J and Young RJ (a previous... Read more

Slum Village Find That Fan-Tas-Tic J Dilla Knock, Serenading The Ladies (Audio)

Slum Village's new single “Expressive” gives Heads a lot to look forward to with their new album Yes! (June 16). The tune features a previously unreleased J Dilla production, with two more on the album (from the seemingly endless supply). It's a bittersweet reunion for T3 with his his co-founder, as... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid Covers Aaliyah & Kanye West With Originality (Mixtape)

In his budding career, BJ The Chicago Kid has been one of the most successful R&B artists to use the mixtape format. Before Jhene Aiko, it was this other Black Hippy affiliate who dropped gems like 2009's The New Beginning and 2011's The Life Of Love's Cupid for free. By... Read more

Nas Hops On ScHoolboy Q’s Studio & Gives Fans The Latest News (Audio)

The members of Black Hippy look up to Nas something fierce. All four members of the California collective have said as much over the last five years. With this in mind, Nasir pops onto the official "G Mix," or official Top Dawg Enterainment remix of ScHoolboy Q's "Studio," which also... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid Nods To James Brown In Real Love Never Dies (Video)

BJ The Chicago Kid pays homage to James Brown's famous drug outcry, "King Heroin." With the same instrumental and mood, "Real Love Never Dies" plays to another type of addiction, with the Motown Records star in the studio, pouring his heart out on the track. Is BJ's depth and range... Read more

Little Brother’s Rapper Big Pooh Rocks a 9th Wonder-esque Beat (Audio)

Little Brother's Rapper Big Pooh teams up with BJ the Chicago Kid on a trunk-rattling track by Praise that features some 9th Wonder-esque funk. Pooh sounds right at home on this track and it's a reminder of just how nice this third of LB is. Check out "Last Dance." Related:... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid Releases a Video For All the Beautiful Women Who May Not Know They Are (Video)

BJ The Chicago Kid has lent his silky voice for records by Kendrick Lamar ("Kush & Corinthians"), Schoolboy Q ("Studio") and many others. The talented singer-songwriter also has had many gems of his own. As with songs like "His Pain," he has a knack for exploring subjects in an earnest... Read more

Punch & Jay Rock Reveal The State Of A Project Mentality (Audio)

It has already been an extremely huge year for T.D.E. and one that has included the release of brand new projects from everybody in the camp. Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, and SZA have already released their work while many are waiting in the wings for upcoming albums from Jay... Read more

Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar Discuss the Early Days of Performing for Only 9 People (Audio)

Schoolboy Q sat down with LA's Power 106 last night to discuss OXYMORON. In one of the more poignant moments of the interview, Kendrick Lamar called in to congratulate his label mate and the 2 had a humble and real discussion about how hard they had to work to reach... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 Apply 15 Minutes Of Fame To Relationships Over A 9th Wonder Beat (Audio)

While Andy Warhol's notion of the "15 Minutes of Fame" tends to apply to well, fame, it can mean anybody's limited moment in the sun. Jamla Records artist Add-2 and fellow Chicago, Illinois native BJ hook up for "15 Minutes Of Fame," looking at fickle romantic relationships cut short. The... Read more

BJ the Chicago Kid – Smokin’ & Ridin’ ft Freddie Gibbs & Problem

BJ the Chicago Kid has been a little quiet lately but he's back with a banger featuring some hot verses from Freddie Gibbs and Problem. Check out Smokin' & Ridin' off that Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack. Related: Grand Theft Audio V (Mixtape)... Read more

Big KRIT Reflects on Life & Hip-Hop Through King Remembered in Time, Pt. 3 (Video)

In part 3 of our interview with Big K.R.I.T. about his King Remembered In Time mixtape, K.R.I.T. talked about the struggles and pressure that came with making his first album; feeling like he failed and let his fans down; his resolve to never let it happen again; the redemption he... Read more

THURZ – Another Number ft BJ the Chicago Kid

Here's a new one from THURZ. Check out Another Number featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Related: THURZ - Hell's Angel featuring BJ the Chicago Kid (Video)... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Shame ft BJ The Chicago Kid (Video)

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib just dropped their new video for Shame featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Gibbs drops a taste of another hot joint as the intro to the video. Check it out below. Related: Freddie Gibbs - Face Down (Audio)... Read more

THURZ – Hell’s Angel ft BJ the Chicago Kid (Video)

Here's a new video for a soulful, laid-back joint from THURZ. He tackles matters of the heart but, in typical THURZ fashion, he ends it with a stark socio-political message. Check out Hell's Angel featuring BJ the Chicago Kid. Related: THURZ - Riot featuring Black Thought... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid & Kendrick Lamar Perform Faith (Video)

BJ The Chicago Kid and Kendrick Lamar have had teamed up to make some great music together. Here's a look at them performing one of their collabos live. Kendrick spits fire and BJ brings the soul. Check out Faith. Related: BJ The Chicago Kid - The World Is a Ghetto... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid – Hay

Here's yet another dope track from BJ The Chicago Kid. This time he flips up Crucial Conflict's Hay and takes it from hip-hop to soul. Check both BJ's take and the original Hay below. Related: BJ The Chicago Kid - Dream II (Video) Here's the Crucial Conflict original. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDyp7E4Lj74... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid – Dream II (Video)

Here's a video for one of the illest songs on BJ The Chicago Kid's Pineapple Now-Laters album. Check out Dream II. If you need some motivation in your life, this song's for you. Related: BJ The Chicago Kid - The World is a Ghetto ft Kendrick Lamar http://vimeo.com/40097723... Read more

BJ The Chicago Kid – The World Is A Ghetto ft Kendrick Lamar

BJ The Chicago Kid and Kendrick Lamar make incredible music together. They teamed up on Kendrick's masterful Kush & Corinthian's on Section.80 then again on BJ The Chicago Kid's His Pain. Their latest collabo completes the trilogy. Check out The World Is A Ghetto. Click here to by BJ The... Read more