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Rising artist BJ The Chicago Kid releases D’Angelo-inspired EP

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Source: YouTube / BJTheChicagoKidVEVO and DAngeloVEVO

Slowly but surely, BJ The Chicago Kid has earned a reputation as one of the next great soul singers to put his stamp on the music industry.

Thanks to a star making spot on Dr. Dre’s hit album Compton, the profile of the artist born Bryan James Sledge has been raised like never before. With all eyes on him, and his official debut album still in development, the 20-something crooner has decided to release a surprise project paying homage to none other than D’Angelo.

Released on New Year’s Day, the Untitled EP features covers a number of the Virginia native’s classics, like “Send It On” and “Untitled (How Does It Feel).”

“His musicality is beyond this world,” BJ said via 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’s debut album is tentatively scheduled to be released sometime this year and is set to feature Big K.R.I.T. and Chance The Rapper among others.

Check out the artwork and stream of BJ’s D’Angelo-themed project after the cut

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